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UCSF’s excellence in cancer research includes the Nobel Prize-winning work of J. Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus, who discovered cancer-causing oncogenes. Today, innovations in immunotherapy, precision medicine and even the study of disparities gives cancer researchers, students and care providers new tools, insights and treatments. Through its work as an academic medical center, UCSF is gaining a greater understanding of the fundamental biology that leads to better diagnosis and improved patient outcomes.

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