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January 09, 2013
Researchers have discovered that melanomas that develop resistance to the anti-cancer drug vemurafenib (marketed as Zelboraf), also develop addiction to the drug – an observation that may have important implications for the lives of patients with late-stage disease.
January 07, 2013
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center a $36 million support grant that will fund infrastructure for clinical trials, cutting-edge research and programmatic support over five years.
January 04, 2013
A team of UCSF researchers have conducted the most comprehensive retrospective study ever conducted comparing how the major types of prostate cancer treatments stack up to each other in terms of saving lives and cost effectiveness.
December 13, 2012
St. Joseph’s Medical Center is bringing advanced cancer care to San Joaquin County with a new collaboration between St. Joseph’s Regional Cancer Center and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center that will enhance patient care and access to clinical trials.
December 04, 2012
The Regional Cancer Center at ValleyCare and UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center have joined forces to enhance patient care and improve access to top level medical experts.
November 08, 2012
A 20-year study following 110,645 workers who helped clean up after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident shows that the workers share a significant increased risk of developing leukemia.
November 01, 2012
A new molecular test developed by doctors at UCSF may give doctors the ability to better predict post-operative early-stage lung cancer mortality.
September 18, 2012
A once-promising discovery linking prostate cancer to an obscure retrovirus derived from mice was the result of an inadvertent laboratory contamination, a forensic analysis of tissue samples and lab experiments – some dating back nearly a decade – has confirmed.
August 07, 2012
Marin County, Calif., has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the world, a fact that scientists know has nothing to do with the land itself but with some other, unknown factor.
July 24, 2012
A UCSF team has harnessed a natural protein in bacteria to create a “pause switch” in immune cells, potentially leading to more effective and safer immune therapies for diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis.

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