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Chernobyl Cleanup Workers Had Significantly Increased Risk of Leukemia

Chernobyl Cleanup Workers Had Significantly Increased Risk of Leukemia

November 8, 2012

A 20-year study following 110,645 workers who helped clean up after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in the former Soviet territory of Ukraine shows that the workers share a significant increased risk of developing leukemia.

Molecular Lung Cancer Test Identifies Patients at High Risk of Death Even After Surgery

Molecular Lung Cancer Test Identifies Patients at High Risk of Death Even After Surgery

November 1, 2012

One of the toughest issues facing patients who have surgery for very early-stage lung cancer is uncertainty: Despite complete removal of their small lung tumors and no evidence of metastasis, at least one quarter of patients harbor tiny, undetectable clumps of cancer cells that have already spread outside their lungs and will kill them within a few years.

 
Three UCSF Faculty Members Named to Institute of Medicine

Three UCSF Faculty Members Named to Institute of Medicine

October 15, 2012

Three UCSF faculty members are among the 70 newly elected members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the areas of medical sciences, health care and public health.

Doris Duke Foundation Awards Grant to Continue Research Fellowships in Global Health

Doris Duke Foundation Awards Grant to Continue Research Fellowships in Global Health

October 12, 2012

UCSF is one of six medical schools that will receive a total of $5.2 million in grant funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) to offer clinical research fellowships in global health over the next four years.

 
UCSF Set to Launch New Long Range Development Plan

UCSF Set to Launch New Long Range Development Plan

October 10, 2012

For the first time since 1997, UCSF is embarking on a new long-range development plan. The goal is to guide the University’s physical development through the year 2035, to support its long-term goals of providing excellence in patient care, innovative science and health sciences education.

Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Produced Myelin, UCSF Study Shows

Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Produced Myelin, UCSF Study Shows

October 10, 2012

A Phase I clinical trial led by investigators from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and sponsored by Stem Cells Inc., showed that neural stem cells successfully engrafted into the brains of patients and appear to have produced myelin.

Prostate Cancer Dream Team Gets $10 Million Grant to Tackle Advanced Disease

Prostate Cancer Dream Team Gets $10 Million Grant to Tackle Advanced Disease

October 9, 2012

Many men survive prostate cancer, but thousands of others — whose cancer spreads — inevitably develop resistance to even the most promising treatments, leaving them with few medical options and a dwindling span of life.

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UCSF Nobel Prize Winners

October 8, 2012

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, is the fifth UCSF scientist to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Tanning Beds Linked to Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Tanning Beds Linked to Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

October 2, 2012

Indoor tanning beds can cause non-melanoma skin cancer — and the risk is greater the earlier one starts tanning, according to a new analysis led by UCSF.

Special Programs Enhance Pediatric Cancer Care at UCSF

Special Programs Enhance Pediatric Cancer Care at UCSF

September 28, 2012

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, encouraging awareness and affirmation to the commitment of fighting pediatric cancer.