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Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma: Nina Shah Traverses Iceland to Benefit Myeloma Research

Earlier this month, Nina Shah, MD, joined other myeloma patients, caregivers, and clinical providers on a three-day trek across Iceland’s spectacular landscape.
20-Aug-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UCSF Medical Center Ranks Among Top US Hospitals for 2019-2020

UCSF Medical Center has been recognized among the nation’s elite hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Hospitals survey, marking the 21st year that UCSF Health has been listed among the top 10 hospitals in the prestigious...
31-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Discover Autoimmune Disease Associated with Testicular Cancer

Using advanced technology, scientists at Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, Mayo Clinic and UC San Francisco, have discovered an autoimmune disease that appears to affect men with testicular cancer.
31-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Worrisome Increase in Some Medical Scans During Pregnancy

Use of medical imaging during pregnancy increased significantly in the United States, a new study has found, with nearly a four-fold rise over the last two decades in the number of women undergoing computed tomography CT scans, which expose mothers...
31-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Service of Patients: Precision Cancer Medicine at UCSF

The new UCSF Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building opened late June in Mission Bay. The treatments, technologies, and models of care offered to patients in this new space will reflect the most current thinking in how to tailor treatment to...
24-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCSF Unveils Cancer Building Devoted to Precision Medicine

In late June, UC San Francisco opened the Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building, a pioneering cancer center devoted to providing adult patients with highly advanced treatments, including immunotherapy, genetic counseling, molecular profiling of...
20-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCSF Names First-Ever Chief Biobank Officer

Signaling its continued commitment to pioneering research, UC San Francisco has appointed Rohit Gupta as its inaugural Chief Biobank Officer (CBO). His appointment, which follows a national search, is effective June 19.
17-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New CRISPR Lab to Accelerate Drug Discovery, Advance Genomic Research

Jennifer Doudna, PhD, and Jonathan Weissman, PhD. Photo by Barbara Ries GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) has launched a five-year, $67 million collaboration with the San Francisco and Berkeley campuses of the University of California to build a...
14-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Skin Care Myth That Harms People of Color

Skin cancer can strike anyone — and exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays is a leading risk factor.
31-Jul-2019 4:10 PM EDT

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Mentorship, Collaboration Inspire a Passion for Improving Outcomes for Older Adults with Cancer

Wearing red ribbons in honor of their mentor Dr. Arti Hurria, Drs. Li-Wen Huang and Melisa Wong of the UCSF Older Adult Cancer Care Program discuss the emerging field of geriatric oncology research. Mentorship within a close-knit community is...
14-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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From Bacteria to Interstellar Travel - with CRISPR in Between - Luke Gilbert Loves Science!

This week, Luke Gilbert, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, and a Goldberg-Benioff Endowed Professor in Prostate Cancer Translational Biology, was named a member of the 2019 class of the Pew-Stewart Scholars Program for Cancer...
14-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Podcast: Conquering Cancer from Within. Immunotherapy, the new Hope

Dr. Lawrence Fong, leader of the HDFCCC Cancer Immunotherapy Program, was featured last month on the CureTalks podcast for a live discussion of the latest in cancer immunotherapy research, clinical trials, and treatments. Immunotherapy is a type of...
25-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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