A human astrocyte grown in tissue culture. The blue stain indicates DNA inside the astrocyte’s nucleus and in other nearby cells.

Stem cell grants to help fight rare diseases affecting children

UC researchers from four campuses receive five grants totaling more than $21 million in funding.

Thirdhand smoke UC Riverside

Thirdhand smoke linked to Type 2 diabetes

UC Riverside and UCSF study has health implications for nonsmokers living in homes that have (or had) smokers.

UC Merced Fabian Filipp

UC Merced researchers identify drug that could treat melanoma

Scientists discover a genetic activation among patients with skin cancer that could be suppressed by a new drug.

Joe Biden UC San Francisco

Biden advances national cancer moonshot at UC San Francisco

The vice president meets with UC Berkeley and UCSF experts to discuss accelerating research and clinical trials.

White House summit UCSF

UC Health commits to improved data sharing with patients at White House Precision Medicine Summit

Leaders and researchers from UC San Francisco join President Obama in advancing health care data accessibility for more effective, personalized care.

Crowdfunding the fight against cancer

Crowdfunding the fight against cancer

Can crowdfunding help fight cancer? It’s already happening, in a place you might not think to look: your income tax form.

Cancer blood test

Are we ready for a blood test for cancer?

Liquid biopsy shows promise but techniques still need more development, say UC San Francisco researchers.

Doudna cancer moonshot

UC Berkeley's Doudna joins Biden in rollout of ‘cancer moonshot’

Biochemist noted for discovering CRISPR DNA-editing technique discusses the initiative at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

UC Davis Angela Courtney

UC Davis graduate develops new breast cancer test

Alumna and breast cancer survivor Angela Courtney has developed a simple urine test she hopes will help women around the world.

Amy Rowat in her UCLA laboratory.

Scientists design a new method for screening cancer cells

Parallel microfiltration could lead to better treatments for a number of diseases, UCLA-led study says.