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'Super-Hero' Stem Cells Survive Radiation to Regrow Muscles

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a new type of stem cell in mouse muscles that is resistant to radiation and other forms of cellular stress. The findings have implications for improving recovery for cancer patients undergoing...
24-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Three Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UC San Francisco cancer biologist Alan Ashworth, PhD, structural biologist Yifan Cheng, PhD, and molecular physiologist Holly Ingraham, PhD, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
18-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Identify a New Therapeutic Target for Glioblastoma and Other Cancers

UCSF researchers have discovered that STAG2 – a gene commonly mutated in several human cancers – plays an essential role in DNA replication, revealing potential mechanisms for therapeutically targeting glioblastoma and other cancers.
18-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCSF Study Aims to Increase Diversity in Cancer Clinical Trials

UC San Francisco is collaborating with the nonprofit Lazarex Cancer Foundation on a three-year study to identify ways to improve cancer clinical trial participation among medically underserved populations, including low-income individuals and racial...
15-Apr-2019 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion Within a Year if Just 1 Percent of Recipients Quit Smoking

Reducing smoking, and its associated health effects, among Medicaid recipients in each state by just 1 percent would result in $2.6 billion in total Medicaid savings the following year, according to new research by UC San Francisco.
12-Apr-2019 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cancer-Killing Combination Therapies Unveiled with New Drug-Screening Tool

UC San Francisco scientists have designed a large-scale screen that efficiently identifies drugs that are potent cancer-killers when combined, but only weakly effective when used alone. Using this technique, the researchers eradicated a devastating...
12-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cancer Exports Molecular 'Saboteurs' to Remotely Disarm Immune System

UC San Francisco researchers have identified a surprising phenomenon that may explain why many cancers don’t respond to certain immunotherapy drugs, and hints at new strategies to unleash the immune system against disease.
5-Apr-2019 4:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UCSF Oncologist Answers Pancreas Cancer FAQs on Facebook Live

Following the self-disclosure of Jeopardy's Alex Trebek that he is battling pancreas cancer, ABC7 News sat down with UCSF's Dr. Andrew Ko at our Mission Bay campus to discuss common questions about the disease.
25-Mar-2019 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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At the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, we bring together scientists and clinicians from many disciplines to collaborate on virtually every aspect of cancer – understanding the basic biology, identifying risk factors and finding the best ways to control or prevent the disease. Armed with new insights into the molecular basis of cancer, UCSF scientists are pursuing some of the most innovative and exciting research happening today.

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