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UCSF, St. Jude Identify Key Culprit Driving Treatment Resistance in Deadly Immune Disorder

A new study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has identified what they believe to be a key reason behind patients’ treatment-resistance in the rare inflammatory disorder HLH. The...
18-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Tumor Surgery that Pushes Boundaries Boosts Patients Survival

Survival may more than double for adults with glioblastoma, the most common and deadly type of brain tumor, if neurosurgeons remove the surrounding tissue as aggressively as they remove the cancerous core of the tumor.  This discovery, reported in...
7-Feb-2020 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Young Women Still May Be Getting Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

Pelvic examinations and cervical cancer screenings are no longer recommended for most females under age 21 during routine health visits, but a new study has found that millions of young women are unnecessarily undergoing the tests, which can lead to...
7-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

JUUL Delivers Substantially More Nicotine than Previous Generation E-Cigs and Cigarettes

JUUL delivers substantially more nicotine to the blood per puff than cigarettes or previous-generation e-cigarettes (e-cigs) and impairs blood vessel function comparable to cigarette smoke, according to a new study by researchers at UC San...
6-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Brain Organoids Reveal Glioblastoma Origins

Glioblastomas are the most aggressive form of brain cancer - they grow and spread rapidly through the brain and are virtually impossible to eradicate, typically leading to death within one or two years of diagnosis. Scientists are constantly seeking...
6-Jan-2020 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UCSF Launches Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research

UC San Francisco announced Thursday it will establish the UCSF Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research, made possible by a $35 million gift from Marc and Lynne Benioff.
23-Sep-2019 7:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Medical Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Push to Reduce Their Use

Despite a broad campaign among physician groups to reduce the amount of imaging in medicine, the rates of use of CT, MRI and other scans have continued to increase in both the U.S. and Ontario, Canada, according to a new study of more than 135...
3-Sep-2019 6:05 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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