Cancer

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How to support a friend facing a medical crisis

Cynthia Perlis shares her most important takeaways from 30 years of listening to cancer patients at UCSF.

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Detecting cancer's ability to spread

New sensors detect and measure single cancer cells' potential to metastasize, the leading cause of cancer deaths.

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Blood test ‘biopsy’ for kids with brain tumors is simple, safe way to see if treatment Is working

Mutation revelation is a boon in era of targeted therapies, say oncologists at UCSF.

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UC Berkeley research leads to Nobel Prize-winning immunotherapy

James Allison shares the 2018 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discoveries he made at UC Berkeley that revolutionized the treatment of cancer.

Innovative ideation challenge aims to catalyze new direction in breast cancer research

The California Breast Cancer Research Program wants your bold breast cancer prevention research ideas.

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Time-restricted eating can overcome the bad effects of faulty genes and unhealthy diet

They say ‘you are what you eat.’ But a new study suggests that when you eat may be just as important.

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Cracking the sugar code: Why the ‘glycome’ is the next big thing in health and medicine

The long sugar chains covering our cells could provide answers to cancer, aging and autoimmune diseases.

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Big data, big wins in medicine

Advances in patient care have already begun, thanks to UC's innovative approach to clinical data.

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Could vitamin D lower your risk for breast cancer?

A new study suggests that those with higher levels of the vitamin had one-fifth the risk.

UC San Diego pancreatic cancer

New blood test rapidly detects signs of deadly cancer

Pancreatic cancer is often detected too late, but a new diagnostic tool shows promise.

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