Scientists from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and UCSF have identified a cleaver-wielding protein that frees some tumor cells, allowing them to further misbehave. The discovery points to a new target for therapy.
December 23, 2011
A cancer drug company founded by UCSF Professor Kevan Shokat, PhD, has been acquired by Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceuticals in an effort to add two novel drug projects to Takeda’s pipeline of potential oncology therapies.
December 12, 2011
UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, whose co-discovery of an enzyme involved in cell aging and cancers opened a whole new field of scientific inquiry, was inducted into the California Hall of Fame on Dec. 8, 2011.
December 06, 2011
A UCSF study suggests patients with chronic pain may experience greater relief if their doctors add cannabinoids – the main ingredient in cannabis or medical marijuana – to an opiates-only treatment.
November 14, 2011
UCSF oncologist Pamela Munster, MD, and her colleagues have discovered the molecular basis for tamoxifen resistance in women with breast cancer and found a potential way to defeat it by administering a second class of drugs.
November 14, 2011
UCSF’s Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center is holding “Taste for the Cure: A Taste of Science,’’ a day for exploring the impact that food and science have on breast health.
October 27, 2011
A large, international clinical trial led by doctors at UCSF indicates that a vaccine to prevent anal cancer is safe and effective, according to a study reported in the October 27, 2011 issue of New England Journal of Medicine.
October 26, 2011
Three UCSF volunteers are leading a $25-million fundraising campaign to raise funds for brain cancer treatment and research.
October 25, 2011
Former Wall Street executive Gordon Murray, a former patient UCSF, wrote a book after battling brain cancer for more than a year, knowing that he had only a few months to live when he started it.
September 30, 2011
Breast cancer, a woman’s most feared disease, is the second most frequently treated cancer at UCSF. October -- breast cancer awareness month – is an opportune time to take stock of recent progress at UCSF, home to one of the nation’s preeminent cancer centers.