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.
December 14, 2010
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 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 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.
October 25, 2010
Heavy cell-phone use over many years may threaten one’s health, according to well-known environmental activist, cancer epidemiologist, and author Devra Davis, MPH, PhD, who spoke recently at a seminar on the UCSF Parnassus campus.
October 22, 2010
Genetics experts will cover topics ranging from the metabolic syndrome, to cancer, to Neanderthal genetics at a symposium to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics.
September 30, 2010
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on September 30 announced 52 highly competitive awards for high-risk, high-payoff research for young biomedical scientists, and UCSF tops California institutions with four recipients.
September 29, 2010
A particularly aggressive childhood cancer can be fought successfully with far less chemotherapy than previously believed, avoiding harmful side effects caused by cancer drugs.
September 24, 2010
Renown Institute for Cancer in Reno and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the two leading cancer programs in their regions, have joined forces to enhance patient care and improve access to top level medical experts.