A UCSF-led team has discovered a direct link between an inherited genetic mutation, a set of developmental abnormalities and a rare form of childhood leukemia called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, or JMML.
August 09, 2010
August 05, 2010
Surgery for localized prostate cancer offers a significantly higher survival rate than either external-beam radiation or hormonal therapies, according to a new study led by researchers at UCSF.
July 29, 2010
Frank McCormick, director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the recipient of the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology's Science of Oncology Award and Lecture.
July 15, 2010
UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation’s top 10 premier hospitals for the tenth consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the new 2010-2011 America’s Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.
July 15, 2010
UCSF’s Christine Miaskowski is the first nurse scientist to be named American Cancer Society (ACS) Clinical Research Professor.
July 14, 2010
Harold Varmus, MD, who was a UCSF faculty member for more than two decades, was sworn into office on Monday, July 12, as the new director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
July 02, 2010
Antibiotic-resistant Staph infection is not the only emerging bacterial threat. Now a different bug -- Clostridium difficile -- is gaining strength.
June 23, 2010
Marc Benioff explained his excitement about building a new children’s hospital at Mission Bay and encouraged others to get involved in the project on June 22, when he officially announced his gift of $100 million to UCSF.
June 11, 2010
It is well-known that vitamin D is essential for strong and healthy bones. However, in an article in the online “In Press” section of “Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism,” a San Francisco VA Medical Center physician reviews recent scientific literature suggesting that the vitamin may also play a role in preventing cancer, fighting infection, and controlling or preventing auto-immune disease.
June 07, 2010
A single dose of radiation administered during surgery is as effective for patients with early forms of breast cancer as standard radiation therapy that can take as long as six weeks, according to new research findings.