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Breast Cancer Risk Calculator Can Assess Risk of Advanced Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is now the leading cause of global cancer incidence among women but determining who will develop breast cancer is still a challenge for the medical community. A new tool, developed by researchers from UCSF and several other medical...
25-Jan-2023 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Drug Targeting Tauopathies in Mice Reveals Sex Differences in Response

UCSF researchers systematically tested CSF1R inhibition using multiple drug analogs at several time points in transgenic mice developing spontaneous tauopathy. The researchers demonstrated a reduction of tau pathology in multiple dosing schemes...
24-Jan-2023 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

UCSF Researchers Uncover New Pathway for Molecular Cancer Drug Therapies

In a study published December 8, 2022 in Science, UCSF researchers Kevin Lou, an MD-PhD student, Luke Gilbert, PhD, and Kevan Shokat, PhD, reveal the discovery of a cellular uptake pathway important for larger molecules. These large and complex...
22-Dec-2022 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Rethinking How Cancer Cells Evade Targeted Therapy

In a study publishing December 20 in Nature Cancer, UCSF researchers found that phenotype switching, as opposed to genetic evolution, may be the escape mechanism that explains the failure of precision therapies to date. They found that some cells...
20-Dec-2022 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UCSF Health Reaches 20,000 Organ Transplants

UC San Francisco surgeons have performed the health system’s 20,000th solid organ transplant, making it just the third in the nation to reach that milestone. The surgery also marked UCSF Health’s first donation after circulatory death (DCD)...
15-Dec-2022 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UCSF Cancer Specialist Recognized with Luminary Award for Gastrointestinal Cancers

Alan P. Venook, MD, a renowned expert in colorectal and liver cancers, has been announced as one of the winners of the 2022 Luminary Awards in Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers. Venook is being recognized for his achievements in the clinical practice...
15-Nov-2022 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Study Sheds Light on the Reasons Behind Sex Differences in Myocarditis

In the past several years, myocarditis has been of public interest because of cases associated with vaccines for SARS-CoV2 or related conditions. Another form of myocarditis has been linked to immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) used in cancer care....
2-Nov-2022 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UCSF Launches Initiative to Address Disparities in Pulse Oximetry Performance

The UCSF Hypoxia Laboratory and UCSF Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia (CHESA) are formally launching the Open Oximetry Project, a multi-year initiative to improve access to safe pulse oximeters worldwide, by sharing data and...
1-Nov-2022 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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