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Aggressive Surgery for Nonfatal Skin Cancers Might Not Be Best for All Elderly Patients

Aggressive Surgery for Nonfatal Skin Cancers Might Not Be Best for All Elderly Patients

April 29, 2013

Surgery is often recommended for skin cancers, but older, sicker patients can endure complications as a result and may not live long enough to benefit from the treatment.

Three UC San Francisco Scientists Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three UC San Francisco Scientists Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 24, 2013

Three UC San Francisco scientists have been selected to join the 2013 class of one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies for top scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders.

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NIH and FDA Officials Join UCSF Chancellor to Talk Precision Medicine

April 20, 2013

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, joined Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Peggy Hamburg, MD, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, to talk about precision medicine in the lead up to the OME Precision Medicine Summit at UCSF.

Smoking from Hookah Not a Harmless Alternative to Cigarettes

Smoking from Hookah Not a Harmless Alternative to Cigarettes

April 17, 2013

Smoking tobacco through a hookah is a pastime gaining popularity among the college crowd, but many of them mistakenly believe that using the fragrant water pipe is less harmful than smoking cigarettes.

Genetic Markers Linked To the Development of Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors

Genetic Markers Linked To the Development of Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors

April 16, 2013

A new UC San Francisco study has found a clear association between certain genes and the development of lymphedema, a painful and chronic condition that often occurs after breast cancer surgery and some other cancer treatments.

 
New Brain Cancer Treatment May be More Effective, Less Toxic

New Brain Cancer Treatment May be More Effective, Less Toxic

April 8, 2013

A Phase 2 clinical trial testing a new protocol for treating a relatively rare form of brain cancer, primary CNS lymphoma, may change the standard of care for this disease, according to doctors at UC San Francisco who led the research.

Five UCSF Scientists Among Inaugural Fellows Class for American Association for Cancer Research

Five UCSF Scientists Among Inaugural Fellows Class for American Association for Cancer Research

April 4, 2013

Five distinguished UC San Francisco scientists, including three Nobel laureates, are being inducted into the prestigious inaugural class of fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy.

President Obama Unveils Brain Mapping Project

President Obama Unveils Brain Mapping Project

April 2, 2013

President Barack Obama today unveiled a $100 million public-private initiative to map the brain to gain greater insight on how we think, learn and remember and to better understand and treat diseases ranging from autism to schizophrenia.
 

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Faith Leaders Preach Healthful Living

April 1, 2013

Every Sunday, Pastor Arelious Walker stands at the pulpit at True Hope Church in Bayview and issues the same challenge to his congregation: Walk with me. He’s not speaking in religious terms.

Li Ka Shing Gift Supports UCSF Quest for Precision Medicine

Li Ka Shing Gift Supports UCSF Quest for Precision Medicine

March 22, 2013

The Li Ka Shing Foundation has pledged $2 million to support UC San Francisco’s efforts to advance precision medicine, an emerging field aimed at revolutionizing medical research and patient care.