Nearly 73,000 adults will be diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, and for more than one third, their tumor will be declared incurable. Large, collaborative efforts like The Cancer Genome Atlas have helped scientists better understand the genetic changes that define primary tumors, but this information alone is not enough to beat cancer.

Thousands of medical students are voicing opposition to President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head of the Department of Health and Human Services, with many threatening to leave the American Medical Association for its quick endorsement of the

As a member of the Science Policy Group, people frequently ask me what science policy entails.

“You get how much time for cardio?” My friend, a third year medical student at a different school, was a bit surprised at the reduced amount of time we have dedicated to Cardiology in the new Bridges curriculum compared to his.

Dr. Martin Kampmann joined the faculty at UCSF in 2015 as the first openly LGBT professor at Mission Bay campus, established in 2003.

For thousands of years, explorers, adventurers, and conquerors have searched for the “fountain of youth,” a magical spring that grants longevity to those who drink from it. Today, the search continues, now led by explorers of a different kind — research scientists.

“Singing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a really musical family, played classical guitar and piano through grade school, and discovered a love for a cappella singing as an undergrad student.

Students, faculty and the administration at UCSF have unified in taking steps to fight discrimination and support undocumented students in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.

“It is my ambition to say in 10 sentences what others say in a whole book.” If his quotability is any indication, Friedrich Nietzsche arguably succeeded in his goal. While the average UCSF graduate student won’t likely find their thesis work paralleling the work of Nietzsche too directly, there is one such occasion for students to master the art of brevity so championed by the 19th century philosopher.
“Mr. Hayward is a 45-year-old African-American male with hypertension who presents with dyspnea on exertion…” Patient narratives like the one above traditionally open with a mention of race. That has begun to change, however, as UCSF and peer institutions move to discourage this practice—in some cases as early as in the first months of medical school.