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Documentary Depicts Challenges of Caregiving

September 22, 2008

The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, in association with the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery, has created a documentary about family caregiving for loved ones with aggressive forms of brain cancer. UCSF teamed with Open Eye Pictures, an award-winning, nonprofit production company, to create ...
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Early Puberty and Early Exposure to Breast Cancer Risks: A Conversation with Robert Hiatt

September 19, 2008

Breast cancer became more and more common during the last decades of the 20th century. Although the pace of new breast cancer diagnosis finally has reached a plateau, breast cancer remains the most often diagnosed cancer among US women. The mystery of high breast cancer ...
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Virtual Colonoscopy as Good as Other Colon Cancer Screening Methods, Study Says

September 18, 2008

CT colonography (CTC), known as virtual colonoscopy, is as accurate at screening for colorectal cancers and pre-cancerous polyps as conventional colonoscopy, the current screening standard, according to the National CT Colonography Trial, a nationwide multi-center study that included the San Francisco VA Medical Center. "This ...
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Plans for New UCSF Mission Bay Hospital to Go to Regents for Approval

September 15, 2008

UCSF Medical Center will be one step closer to breaking ground for a new hospital complex on the UCSF Mission Bay campus when an agenda item on the project's design, budget and environmental certification comes up for approval by the University of California Board of ...
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Taking Better Aim at Cancer: A Conversation with Gerard Evan

September 12, 2008

Like Isaac Newton long before him, UCSF's Gerard Evan, PhD, has been elected to an elite club of scientists, the British Royal Society. Indeed, he stands on the shoulders of scientific giants who went before. But Evan is armed with laboratory tools that his scientific ...
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DeRisi Wins Heinz Award

September 9, 2008

Joseph DeRisi, PhD, Howard Hughes medical investigator and professor of biochemistry at UCSF, today is one of five distinguished Americans selected to receive a $250,000 award presented by the Heinz Family Foundation. "As a scientist, Dr. DeRisi has made breakthrough discoveries that have provided clarity ...
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California Tobacco Control Program Saved Billions in Medical Costs

August 25, 2008

California's state tobacco control program saved $86 billion--in 2004 dollars -- in personal healthcare costs in its first 15 years, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. During the same period, the state spent only a total of $1.8 ...
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Inhibition of Myc Gene Shows Promise Against Cancer

August 20, 2008

New research from a mouse study at UCSF shows that therapies that block action of a gene called Myc may prove useful in fighting cancer. The findings were reported online on August 17, 2008, in Nature. Corresponding author Gerard Evan, PhD, of UCSF says, "These ...
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Virologist to Deliver UCSF Sokolow Lecture

August 14, 2008

Award-winning virologist Harald zur Hausen, DSc, MD, who has devoted his career to investigating the links between viral infections and the development of specific types of cancer, will give a lecture, titled "Infectious Causes of Human Cancers," when he visits UCSF on Wednesday, Sept. 10.
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UCSF Faculty Receive $13.7 Million from CIRM for Stem Cell Research

August 13, 2008

Five UCSF stem cell scientists have received New Faculty grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, support that will allow them to pursue lines of investigation ultimately aimed at developing treatment strategies for such conditions as cancer, heart disease, tooth regeneration, liver disease and ...