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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 ...
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Physical Limitations Take a Significant Toll in Breast Cancer Survivors

September 24, 2010

Released Jointly by UCSF and Kaiser Permanente Northern California Basic physical limitations following breast cancer treatment can have far-reaching consequences that substantially affect how long a patient lives. According to a new study published online in "The Journal of the National Cancer Institute," breast cancer ...
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Preserving Fertility of Women with Cancer Is Often Neglected

September 21, 2010

Cancer and infertility can be a double blow. Many women become infertile following cancer treatment. And because more women are living longer thanks to modern chemotherapy and radiation treatment, more are later discovering that they cannot bear children. On the bright side, techniques to enable ...
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Girls With No Father at Home Undergo Sexual Development Sooner, Study Finds

September 18, 2010

Sexual development is more likely to occur earlier when a girl's father doesn't live in the home, but only in higher-income not lower-income families, according to new study findings reported by a research team led by scientists from the University of California and Kaiser Permanente ...