Brain cancers are deadly more often than not, but UCSF researchers have determined that a particular genetic signature in is associated with longer survival, a discovery that may lead to better therapies for some of the deadliest brain cancers.
December 14, 2010
For patients with glioma, the most common primary brain tumor, new findings may explain why current therapies fail to eradicate the cancer. A UCSF-led team of scientists has identified for the first time that progenitor rather than neural stem cells underly a type of glioma called oligodendroglioma.
November 29, 2010
A UCSF research collaboration with GE Healthcare has produced the first results in humans of a new technology that promises to rapidly assess the presence and aggressiveness of prostate tumors in real time, by imaging the tumor’s metabolism.
November 22, 2010
Patients, survivors and others affected by cancer gathered recently for two interactive workshops presented in partnership with Genentech to learn how to transform their feelings into words and stories.
November 19, 2010
The highly acclaimed musician and influential philanthropist Neil Young will headline The Concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco.
November 18, 2010
The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF is encouraging smokers to quit today, which marks the 35th annual Great American Smokeout, with the hope that they may quit for good.
November 17, 2010
Scientists are reporting the first direct evidence that a subtle change in the physical properties of a tissue can affect its function.
November 09, 2010
CT scans to detect lung cancer early can save lives, according to a study of 53,456 current and former smokers ages 55 to 74.
November 04, 2010
UCSF has captured the excitement of the two-day groundbreaking festivities for UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in a new video now posted online.
November 02, 2010
New technologies and techniques continue to accelerate the pace of discovery in human genetics research, a fact made clear by scientists who spoke about their searches for important mutations, gene variants and answers to basic biological questions at the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics’ fifth-anniversary symposium on Oct. 28.