Erin Van Blarigan, UCSF professor in epidemiology and biostatistics
May 20, 2017

Erin Van Blarigan, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was interviewed for a feature on NBC Nightly News on May 18 about her research regarding colon cancer and healthy lifestyles.

Van Blarigan is lead author on a newly published study that found cancer patients who followed standard American Cancer Society guidelines for health living survive longer than similar patients who didn't.

Runners legs
May 20, 2017

Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death, according to a research team led by UC San Francisco investigators.

This finding represents an analysis of data collected on patients participating in a national study for people with stage III colon cancer. The analysis involved 13 other institutions and patients were evaluated over approximately seven years.

Head shots of Maria Glymour and Tom Newman of the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
May 15, 2017

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics faculty Maria Glymour, ScD, MS, and Thomas Newman, MD, MPH, have recently been honored for their mentoring efforts. 

Photo of person injecting drugs in arm
May 05, 2017

Researchers at UCSF and their colleagues have found that Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among people who inject drugs remains high and stable in some North American cities but incidence has dropped and remained low in some Australian and European cities. These differences in HCV infection rates likely reflect differences in the level and timing of programs to increase access to sterile injecting equipment and medically assisted treatment for opioid dependence, two harm-reduction programs shown to prevent transmission of HCV.