The Anatomic Pathology Dept was represented well at the annual USCAP meeting in San Diego. Faculty and residents had 40 abstracts presented as either posters or platforms. UCSF faculty or residents were 1st author on 30. In addition, Dr Arie Perry, Dr Sanjay Kakar, and Dr Yunn-Yi Chen served as moderators and/or organizers of various sessions, and multiple other faculty had presentations and/or short courses. The Department also hosted the 2nd annual reception for UCSF faculty, trainees, and alumni who were attending the meeting, which was very well-attended.
Dr. Marta Margeta and her team discovered that the brain’s ability to handle oxidative stress is finely calibrated through coordinated effort of neurons and non-neuronal cells.
Dr. David Solomon leads team of scientists to discover a gene mutation found in some bladder cancers.
Article by Elizabeth Fernandez
UC San Francisco researchers have found that certain rare cells extracted from adult breast tissue can be instructed to become different types of cells – a discovery that could have important potential for regenerative medicine.
As with human embryonic stem cells, the newly found cells are pluripotent, or capable of turning into most cell types, the authors said. The scientists discovered that when the cells were put either in mice, or in cell culture, the cells could differentiate to produce multiple cell types, including those that proceed to make heart, intestine, brain, pancreas and even cartilage.
Our department had a record number of resident, fellow, and faculty attendees as welll as abstract acceptance at the 2012 USCAP meeting in Vancouver. Dr. Robin Cooke, the winner of the President's Award from USCAP, was kind enough to take this photo of many of our department's attendees who gathered together for the announcement of Dr. Ferrell's official induction as USCAP President.
Dr. Richard Jordan, Professor and Director of the UCSF Oral Pathology Diagnostic Laboratory has published the 6th edition of his textbook "Oral Pathology: Clinical Pathologic Correlations". Authored together with Emeritus Professor Joseph Regezi and Dr. Jim Sciubba of Johns Hopkins University, this is the best selling textbook on the subject of oral & maxillofacial pathology.
Dr. Andrew Horvai (Associate Professor, Associate Director of Surgical Pathology) has just completed a comprehensive book on Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology. Co-authors include many of the UCSF pathology trainees, who assisted Dr Horvai in collecting the case material for this book.
Dr. Zoltan Laszik (Associate Professor Pathology) has just published a chapter titled "Renal Effects of Preeclampsia" in the Microangiopathy book. This book chapter can be found at http://www.intechopen.com/books/microangiopathy/renal-effects-of-preeclampsia.
MacSween’s Pathology of the Liver (6th edition) Published
The new edition of the MacSween’s Pathology of the Liver has just been published (6th edition) by Elsevier, with Dr. Linda Ferrell, Professor and Vice Chair, as co-editor for this comprehensive textbook on liver pathology
Completion of Case-based Textbook Entitled Liver Pathology
Dr. Linda Ferrell (Vice Chair and Professor) and Dr. Sanjay Kakar (Chief of Pathology at VAH, Associate Professor) have just completed a case-based textbook entitled Liver Pathology
UCSF Team Discovers Key to Fighting Drug-Resistant Leukemia
May 18, 2011
Doctors who treat children with the most common form of childhood cancer – acute lymphoblastic leukemia – are often baffled at how sometimes the cancer cells survive their best efforts and the most powerful modern cancer drugs.
Now a team of scientists led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have uncovered the basis for this drug resistance: BCL6, a protein that leukemia cells use to stay alive.
Dr. Lisa Coussens and Her Colleagues Discover New Way to Predict Breast Cancer Survival and Enhance Effectiveness of Treatment
April 4, 2011
A team of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has discovered a new way to predict breast cancer survival based on an “immune profile” – the relative levels of three types of immune cells within a tumor. Knowing a patient’s profile may one day help guide treatment.
Works of Charles Chiu and Steve Miller Featured in Microbe Magazine
The work of Drs. Charles Chiu and Steve Miller, two faculty members in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at UCSF, was highlighted in the January 2011 issue of Microbe Magazine. In a feature article, they discuss the development of emerging technologies for pathogen detection, microarrays and deep sequencing. These tools promise to radically transform the way clinical microbiology laboratories approach infectious disease diagnosis by enabling the detection of thousands of potential pathogens simultaneously. The authors discuss both the great opportunities and considerable challenges that exist in adapting these technologies for routine clinical diagnostic use. Microbe is the monthly new magazine of the American Society for Microbiology. Published monthly in print and online, the magazine is widely read worldwide by laboratory researchers and microbiologists in the field.
UCSF Scientists Help Guide Cancer Research to a Melding of Physics & Biology
November 4, 2009
Two separate grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), each totaling more than $15 million, will feature UCSF scientists as the senior cancer researchers.
The grants, announced by the NCI last week, are among 12 new awards that will promote collaborations among universities, and among scientists from different disciplines.
Liver and Gastrointestinal Pathology CME course | MacSween Tribute | International Liver Pathology Study Group
September 4, 2009
This recent CME course (Sept 3-4, 2009) the Liver and Gastrointestinal Pathology Update, sponsored by UCSF CME and the Department of Pathology, and chaired by Dr Linda Ferrell, was a resounding success. The course included a special Tribute to Sir Roddy MacSween, the renowned liver pathologist who founded one of the most well-known pathology texts, MacSween’s Pathology of the Liver. This course was also linked to the annual meeting of the International Liver Pathology Study Group (also known as the “Elves”), also hosted by Dr Linda Ferrell and the Dept of Pathology. For further information regarding the topics and speakers in the update, see (link). Dr Ferrell wishes to acknowledge and thank all the guest faculty for their generous contributions of their time and expenses.
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