UCSF researchers have found a way to knock down cancers caused by a tumor-driving protein called “myc,” paving the way for patients with myc-driven cancers to enroll in clinical trials for experimental treatments.
June 26, 2013
A UCSF-led team has created a set of guidelines for doctors and other clinicians to use for communicating uncertain prognoses to elderly patients and those battling terminal illness.
December 17, 2012
Drugs and medical devices tend to appear more beneficial in scientific papers if they were manufactured by the company that sponsored the study, showing that who pays for the clinical trial has a direct impact on the reported outcome, according to a new analysis by researchers at UCSF and the Cochrane Collaboration.
February 02, 2012
An analysis of hundreds of reviews posted to physician-rating sites on the Internet revealed that patients generally give their doctors favorable reviews in this forum. If they complain, it is generally about the experience of going to the doctor.
January 24, 2011
Current legal restrictions significantly compromise the clinical effectiveness of advance directives, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.
December 13, 2010
UCSF physicians are combating a devastating side effect of chemotherapy with an innovative new program -- “Hair to Stay” -- to evaluate devices that could reduce scalp hair loss in breast cancer patients.
August 16, 2010
A UCSF-led team has discovered at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.
August 12, 2010
A mutation found in a mouse gene that also appears in humans might provide new insights into the genetic roots of alcoholism, according to a study led by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center and UCSF. The study appears in the August 12, 2010, edition of “PLoS Genetics.”
July 14, 2010
A commercial brain fitness program has been shown to improve memory in older adults, at least in the period soon after training. The findings are the first to show that practicing simple visual tasks can improve the accuracy of short-term, or “working” visual memory.
April 07, 2010
An international study published in the March 25 New England Journal of Medicine showed what researchers call a clinical breakthrough in one of the greatest unmet needs for patients with advanced liver disease.