A UCSF study shows that as smoking has declined, continuing smokers have smoked less and are more likely to try to quit.
A team of UC San Francisco and Stanford University scientists has discovered that a protein thought to be crucial for the body to develop and function correctly can be reduced by half in mice with no apparent ill effects.
UC San Francisco scientists have identified characteristics of a family of daughter cells, called MPPs, which are the first to arise from stem cells within bone marrow that generate the entire blood system.
Men with an elevated, genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer could be routinely identified with a simple blood or urine test, potentially paving the way to better or earlier diagnosis.
A team of scientists has shown that using just three molecular markers will help clinicians classify gliomas – the most common type of malignant brain tumors – more accurately than current methods.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals is among the nation's premier children’s hospitals in nine pediatric specialties, according to the 2015-2016 U.S. Best Children’s Hospitals rankings conducted by the U.S. News Media Group.
UCSF's Alan Ashworth, PhD, has received an award from a cancer nonprofit organization for his “significant contributions to research, advocacy, clinical care, education, awareness, or support of hereditary cancer.”
A new study led by UCSF has found that women with dense breasts may need only routine mammograms unless they are at high risk.
A team led by UCSF researchers has discovered how a commonly administered vaccine protects against acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer.
An online smoking cessation program that offered personalized guidance and support free of charge to smokers worldwide prompted thousands to quit, and should be used as a blueprint for other global health initiatives, according to Ricardo F. Muñoz, PhD, professor emeritus of psychiatry at UCSF