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Tailored Drug Cocktails Offer Hope to Kids with Aggressive Brain Tumors

Aug 30, 2018
By creating a tailored drug cocktail that matches the mutations of a brain tumor, a new precision medicine approach may move the needle for children with high-grade gliomas.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals will ‘Be Gold’ in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Aug 30, 2018
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are part of a nationwide campaign to shine a spotlight on childhood cancer during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in September—with the color gold as the campaign’s symbol.

Breast Cancer Surgery in Frail Elderly Women Linked to Poor Results

Aug 30, 2018
UCSF researchers found that 58 percent of women who resided in a nursing home for more than 90 days before breast cancer surgery experienced significant functional decline one year after surgery.

Transgender-Positive Approach Overdue in Acute Care

Aug 27, 2018
Fears of insensitive questioning, withdrawal from hormone treatment and the use of a patient’s legal name, rather than chosen name, may drive many transgender people away from acute care facilities, including emergency departments, urgent care and inpatient treatment, according to an analysis by UCSF doctors.

Robert D. Gibson, Long-time Pharmacy Leader and Champion of Diversity, Dies at 93

Aug 23, 2018
Gibson, PharmD '58, had an illustrious career over five decades at UCSF, including associate vice chancellor for student and academic affairs, and was a strong national leader for diversity in the pharmacy profession.

Chronic Inflammation Can Trigger Cancers Via Newly Discovered Mechanism

Aug 23, 2018
In these patients, chronic tissue inflammation causes an over-active protein to introduce mutations across the genome, some of which eventually lead to cancer.

Risk of Heart Attacks is Double for Daily E-Cigarette Users

Aug 22, 2018
Use of e-cigarettes every day can nearly double the odds of a heart attack, according to a new analysis of a survey of nearly 70,000 people, led by researchers at UCSF.