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UCSF Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Mission Bay Medical Center

October 27, 2010

After a decade in the works, UCSF broke ground on Tuesday on a state-of-the-art and sustainable medical center at Mission Bay - a 289-bed, 878,000 square-foot complex that promises to transform care for women, children and cancer patients. More than 200 community members, elected officials, ...
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Breast Cancer Project Lauded for Helping Rural Underserved

October 25, 2010

A UCSF cancer education project has received the 2010 Faith Fancher Award from the California Breast Cancer Research Program, as well as a $600,000 grant recognizing the best proposal focused on underserved populations. The project is led by Jeffrey Belkora, PhD, director of Decision Services ...
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Cell Phones Pose Health Risks, Says Devra Davis at UCSF Seminar

October 25, 2010

Heavy cell-phone use over many years may threaten one's health, according to well-known environmental activist, cancer epidemiologist, and author Devra Davis, MPH, PhD, who spoke recently at a seminar on the UCSF Parnassus campus. Pressing a cell phone against the ear, day-after-day, year-after-year, and exposing ...
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UCSF Chancellor, Three Faculty Named to Institute of Medicine

October 11, 2010

UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, and three UCSF faculty are among the 65 newly elected members to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an independent, nonprofit organization that works to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to improve health. The new members were announced today (Oct.
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First US Trial of Brain Tumor Dye Featured on ABC 7

October 7, 2010

An Oct. 5 and 6 KGO-TV medical profile featured Mitchel S. Berger, MD, professor and chairman of the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery, discussing a new clinical trial that aims to prevent brain tumors from recurring by dying tumor cells a phosphorescent orange, making them ...
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UCSF Tops California Universities with Four NIH Director's New Innovator Awards

October 1, 2010

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on September 30 announced 52 highly competitive awards for high-risk, high-payoff research for young biomedical scientists, and UCSF tops California institutions with four recipients. The four recipients of the NIH Director's New Innovator Awards will use their new funds ...
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Less Chemotherapy Works Well for Some Childhood Cancer

September 29, 2010

A particularly aggressive childhood cancer can be fought successfully with far less chemotherapy than previously believed, avoiding harmful side effects caused by cancer drugs. The 96 percent survival rate found in an eight-year clinical trial at the University of California, San Francisco, stands to change ...
Less chemotherapy works well for some childhood cancer

Less chemotherapy works well for some childhood cancer

September 29, 2010

A particularly aggressive childhood cancer can be fought successfully with far less chemotherapy than previously believed, avoiding harmful side effects caused by cancer drugs.

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UCSF Medical Center and Renown Institute for Cancer Join Forces to Enhance Local Patient Care

September 25, 2010

Released jointly by UCSF and Renown Health Renown Institute for Cancer in Reno and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the two leading cancer programs in their regions, have joined forces to enhance patient care and improve access to top level medical experts.
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Ferrera’s Lasker Award-Winning Research Began at UCSF

September 24, 2010

A new generation of cancer drugs and a successful treatment for an eye disease that can lead to blindness are the fruits of two decades of work by former UCSF postdoctoral fellow and current Genentech scientist Napoleone Ferrara, MD, who has just been named the ...