A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans.
The University of California has received notice from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Patient Care Technical Unit that it will hold a three-day strike across the UC system, beginning October 23, with other unions striking in sympathy.
UCSF’s Shuvo Roy has spent the better part of a decade working on technology that could lead to a a surgically implantable bioartificial kidney. Now he is also working with UCSF colleagues to turn that technology into an artificial pancreas.
UCSF’s Max Krummel was a graduate student in the laboratory of Nobel Prize winner James P. Allison, PhD. Now Krummel is leading an ambitious project at UCSF to expand immunology and immunotherapy to understand and potentially treat new diseases.
To teach future doctors, nurses and pharmacists how they can advocate for systemic changes and how to improve their interactions with individual homeless patients, UCSF provides an elective course each fall.