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For John Kurhanewicz, PhD, and other researchers at UCSF, it’s important to work in an environment that not only supports their research, but provides the funding necessary for equipment and technological resources.

Last month, community members, researchers and providers from around the Bay Area came together for an important event on hereditary breast cancer and the rapid advances in research, coordinated teamwork, and the continuum of care offered at UCSF.

In Dr. Sabrina Ronen’s lab, researchers are focusing on developing new, non-invasive imaging biomarker indicators to address multiple types of cancers–from breast cancer, prostate cancer and higher-grade aggressive glioblastoma brain tumors to lower-grade, somewhat less aggressive tumors of the brain.

At last month’s Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging’s Annual Research Symposium, Caroline Guglielmetti, PhD, was awarded the 2017 Hasegawa Award. The annual Hasegawa Award recognizes a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar exemplifying the scope and quality of investigation demonstrated by Dr. Bruce Hasegawa during his career.

In this video, Dr. Vigneron describes his work and how it’s helping tens of thousands of patients with prostate cancer and brain tumors by more accurately identifying the location of cancers, monitoring whether those cancers are responding to treatment, and, as needed, adjusting the treatment to more specifically target the disease.

The UCSF Research Interest Groups (RIGs) are a success story for many reasons. In this post, hear from Dr. Vigneron and other members of the Research Interest Group to understand what makes RIGs work:

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