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The Ethics Evangelist

The Ethics Evangelist

February 6, 2013

As a young pediatric nurse in a Minnesota hospital in the early 1970s, Barbara Koenig became acquainted with the constellation of new technologies designed to save children’s lives.

Mammogram Every Two Years Has Same Benefit As Yearly Mammogram for Older Women

Mammogram Every Two Years Has Same Benefit As Yearly Mammogram for Older Women

February 5, 2013

Among older women, getting a mammogram every two years was just as beneficial as getting a mammogram annually, and led to significantly fewer false positive results, according to a study led by UC San Francisco.

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UCSF to Present Latest on Tobacco Research and Education

February 4, 2013

The UCSF Center for Tobacco Control, Research and Education will host “It’s About A Billion Lives,” on Friday, Feb. 8. The annual event, which is open to the public, celebrates tobacco research and education efforts at the University.

Early Menopause May Occur In Women with BRCA Gene, New Study Finds

Early Menopause May Occur In Women with BRCA Gene, New Study Finds

January 30, 2013

Women with harmful mutations in the BRCA gene, which put them at higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, tend to undergo menopause significantly sooner than other women, allowing them an even briefer reproductive window and possibly a higher risk of infertility, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.

In Breast Cancer Metastasis, Researchers Identify Possible Drug Target

In Breast Cancer Metastasis, Researchers Identify Possible Drug Target

January 28, 2013

The spread of breast cancer to distant organs within the body, an event that often leads to death, appears in many cases to involve the loss of a key protein, according to UC San Francisco researchers, whose new discoveries point to possible targets for therapy.

Making Health Care Research More Relevant

Making Health Care Research More Relevant

January 23, 2013

Nearly 100 UCSF faculty and staff turned out on January 8th for a Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) symposium hosted by the Comparative Effectiveness Research program at UCSF's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Scientific Community at Mission Bay Fosters Research Breakthroughs

Scientific Community at Mission Bay Fosters Research Breakthroughs

January 23, 2013

With UCSF Mission Bay gleaming brighter every day, it's easy to forget a time when some UCSF researchers did not want to leave the hive of activity on the Parnassus Heights campus for entirely new labs across town in a once-forsaken neighborhood.

On Mission Bay's 10th Anniversary, Hospital Construction Surges Forward

On Mission Bay's 10th Anniversary, Hospital Construction Surges Forward

January 23, 2013

Ten years after the UCSF Mission Bay campus was established, UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay – the key patient-care component of the campus – is only two years away from opening. Construction of the 289-bed state-of-the-art hospital complex for children, women and cancer patients is moving along swiftly, on schedule and on budget.

Campus Technology Centers Receive $2 Million

Campus Technology Centers Receive $2 Million

January 15, 2013

Ten core facilities on campus have been selected to receive a collective $2 million in funds from the Chancellor’s office to expand and improve access to transformative research technologies across UCSF. 

 

 

Drug-Resistant Melanoma Tumors Shrink When Therapy Is Interrupted

Drug-Resistant Melanoma Tumors Shrink When Therapy Is Interrupted

January 9, 2013

Researchers in California and Switzerland have discovered that melanomas that develop resistance to the anti-cancer drug vemurafenib (marketed as Zelboraf), also develop addiction to the drug, an observation that may have important implications for the lives of patients with late-stage disease.