A new brain cancer vaccine tailored to individual patients by using material from their own tumors has proven effective in a multicenter phase 2 clinical trial at extending their lives by several months or longer. The patients suffered from recurrent glioblastoma multiform — which kills thousands of Americans every year.
April 17, 2012
February 24, 2012
Simultaneous targeting of two different molecules in cancer is an effective way to shrink tumors, block invasion, and stop metastasis, scientists at UCSF have found — work that may improve the effectiveness of combination treatments that include drugs like Avastin.
February 22, 2012
Uncovering the network of genes regulated by a crucial molecule involved in cancer called mTOR, which controls protein production inside cells, researchers at UCSF have discovered how a protein “master regulator” goes awry, leading to metastasis, the fatal step of cancer.
February 06, 2012
A new UCSF analysis has found that a state ballot initiative to increase the cigarette tax would create about 12,000 jobs and nearly $2 billion in new economic activity in California.
February 01, 2012
Scientists at UCSF have identified nearly 200 genes in the healthy prostate tissue of men with low-grade prostate cancer that may help explain how physical activity improves survival from the disease.
January 26, 2012
In the two largest clinical studies ever conducted on the molecular genetics of lung cancer, an international team led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has demonstrated that an available molecular test can predict the likelihood of death from early-stage lung cancer more accurately than conventional methods.
January 17, 2012
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 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.