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September 14, 2014
Juliana's Journey Foundation - established in honor of two-and-a-half-year-old Juliana Peña, who passed away in 2012 from brain cancer - recently gave $15,000 to UCSF's Kate Matthay, MD, to develop treatments for neuroblastoma.
September 04, 2014
Katie Kelley, MD, a gastrointestinal oncologist at UC San Francisco, has received the 2014 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
August 24, 2014
When urologist Peter Carroll, MD, MPH, did his residency at UCSF 30 years ago, cancer was “a word that was whispered,” a knowledgeable patient was someone who just followed doctor’s orders and oftentimes a diagnosis wasn’t made until disease was advanced.
June 18, 2014
The Ras protein is one of the most common and deadly drivers of cancer, yet it has eluded any drug therapies for decades. Scientists are getting close to changing that.
February 04, 2014
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.
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 20, 2013
Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman kicked off a special day-long symposium recognizing the winners of the 2014 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences on Dec. 13. It was the centerpiece of a two-day celebration hosted by UCSF.
December 18, 2013
Experts across UCSF weigh in on what some of 2014's top trends are in research and patient care.
December 17, 2013
Some of the world's top researchers converged at UCSF as part of a two-day celebration of the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, nicknamed the "Oscars of Science."
November 15, 2013
Precision Medicine Pillar No. 2: Basic Discovery. The long path to developing potent new treatments often starts with an observation in the lab that then leads to a question about a fundamental life process.

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