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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.

Amid Challenges, Chancellor Optimistic About UCSF Leadership as Health Sciences Innovator

Amid Challenges, Chancellor Optimistic About UCSF Leadership as Health Sciences Innovator

September 25, 2012

State budget cuts have strained UCSF's resources over the past year, but the University is adapting to the challenges and continues to lead the way in health sciences research, education and patient care, the chancellor said Tuesday.

 
New Technology to Improve Patient Care Highlighted at Dreamforce 2012

New Technology to Improve Patient Care Highlighted at Dreamforce 2012

September 24, 2012

Social media has the potential to revolutionize health care, but it will take collaboration by unusual thinkers from Silicon Valley as well as medical institutions, UCSF leaders say.

 
Secondhand Smoke Takes Large Physical and Economic Toll

Secondhand Smoke Takes Large Physical and Economic Toll

September 21, 2012

Secondhand smoke is accountable for 42,000 deaths annually to nonsmokers in the United States, including nearly 900 infants, according to a new UCSF study.

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Study Confirms Erroneous Link Between Prostate Cancer and Retrovirus from Mice

September 18, 2012

A once-promising discovery linking prostate cancer to an obscure retrovirus derived from mice was the result of an inadvertent laboratory contamination, a forensic analysis of tissue samples and lab experiments — some dating back nearly a decade — has confirmed.

NIH Fosters High-Risk, High-Reward Innovation at UCSF

NIH Fosters High-Risk, High-Reward Innovation at UCSF

September 13, 2012

Biomedical researchers at UCSF have won five of 51 prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator awards for high-risk, high-reward research, each receiving up to $1.5 million over five years.

Well-Known Cell Protein Reveals New Tricks

Well-Known Cell Protein Reveals New Tricks

September 6, 2012

A protein called “clathrin,” which is found in every human cell and plays a critical role in transporting materials within them, also plays a key role in cell division, according to new research at the University of California, San Francisco.

Health Care Game Changers to Address DreamForce Conference

Health Care Game Changers to Address DreamForce Conference

September 5, 2012

UCSF neurosurgeon Mitchel Berger has operated on close to 4,000 brains in 28 years. He compares it to walking through a minefield.

“There are so many things that can get tripped off. The brain doesn’t have signposts,” said Berger, MD, FACS, FAANS, professor and chair of the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery and director of the UCSF Brain Tumor Center.

FDA, UCSF Partnership Helps Industry Identify Drug Interactions

FDA, UCSF Partnership Helps Industry Identify Drug Interactions

September 4, 2012

Drug interactions and drug side effects occur all-too-often in patients’ lives. Now there’s a new online resource to help guide pharmaceutical developers as they endeavor to improve testing for potentially harmful drug interactions before new medicines reach consumers.