Researchers are harnessing the power of the body's natural defenses to fight deadly cancers, and the treatment appears to be powerful, effective and long-lasting.
February 04, 2014
January 09, 2014
Scientists have discovered a type of RNA that could have enormous potential for better diagnosing and treating many types of cancer, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and other diseases.
December 05, 2013
UCSF has been awarded a major federal grant to “transform and revolutionize” the treatment of prostate cancer, the second most common form of cancer among American men.
September 16, 2013
A small pilot study shows for the first time that changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support may result in longer telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that affect aging.
August 19, 2013
A natural form of sugar could offer a noninvasive way to precisely image tumors and determine whether cancer medication is effective using new technology developed at UCSF in collaboration with GE Healthcare.
June 10, 2013
Men with prostate cancer may significantly improve their survival chances with a simple change in their diet, a new UCSF-led study has found.
May 08, 2013
A new genomic test can help predict whether men are more likely to harbor an aggressive form of prostate cancer, according to a new UCSF study.
December 11, 2012
President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate UCSF's Mack Roach, who is recognized as a major authority on the treatment of prostate cancer, to the National Cancer Advisory Board.
October 09, 2012
Armed with a new $10 million grant, a multi-center “dream team’’ of scientists, led by UCSF, is embarking on a groundbreaking undertaking to overcome therapeutic resistance and revolutionize treatment for patients with advanced prostate cancer.
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.