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Notes from Director Alan Ashworth:

EpsteinPlease join me in acknowledging the legacy of one of UCSF's cancer research pioneers.
Lois Epstein, MD, former research associate of UCSF's Cancer Research Institute from 1967 to 1996 passed away February 6. The UCSF Cancer Research Institute, precursor to the current Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, was formed in 1948 to focus on cancer biology, to correlate educational programs in cancer, and to serve as a consultant service for cancer care throughout the medical center. Dr. Epstein's research on the role of interferon in cell-cell interactions in the immune response to cancer was a cornerstone of the CRI's early agenda. Her Tumour Immunology and Interferon Research Laboratory led to the identification of proteins present in malignant human cell lines. She and her husband Charles Epstein, MD, both of whom made numerous significant contributions to the scientific community at UCSF, are honored through the Charles and Lois Epstein Visiting Professorship, established in 2010.

A memorial service will be held at Wednesday, February 11, at 11am, at Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon, CA, 94920


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