Cancer

UCLA DNA home test

Received an at-home DNA test as a holiday gift? Proceed with caution

Many people are ill-equipped to handle troubling medical information without proper guidance, UCLA geneticist says.

UCSF smartphone

Preventing disease with the help of social media

Eleni Linos focuses on how technology influences our behaviors to make an impact on health.

UC San Diego immunotherapy

DNA mutations found in blood predict response to immunotherapy in patients with cancer

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists find you don't need a biopsy to determine if the treatment will work.

UCSF fertility technique

Breast cancer patients can freeze their eggs without delaying chemotherapy

A new fertility technique enables doctors to harvest eggs in only two weeks.

UC fellowships no smoking

UC appoints new class of Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Student Fellows

Awardees from each of the 10 campuses will work to promote healthier communities via tobacco control.

UCSF Esserman WISDOM study

Massive study launched to test personalized approach to breast cancer screening

UC Health study aims to resolve ambiguity about the importance of annual mammograms.

UC Santa Cruz DNA tether

Rescuing damaged chromosomes

The discovery of a 'Hail Mary' mechanism for saving damaged cells could lead to new strategies to fight cancer.

UC Santa Cruz cancer crosshairs

Cancer in the crosshairs

UC Santa Cruz is taking on cancer where it begins: the genome.

UCSF prostate cancer scan

Scientists identify biomarkers to guide hormone therapy for prostate cancer

Study indicates that genomic test may personalize therapy for patients.

human T cells artificial

UCLA develops artificial thymus that produces cancer-fighting cells

This could be an important step for treating many different types of cancer.

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