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UCSF, GE Healthcare Team Up on Pioneering Cord Blood Project

UCSF, GE Healthcare Team Up on Pioneering Cord Blood Project

December 5, 2011

UCSF and the Cell Technologies business of GE Healthcare Life Sciences have begun a unique collaboration aimed at overcoming the lack of blood-forming stem cells available to patients suffering from life-threatening diseases such as lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia or sickle cell anemia.

The Immune System Has Protective Memory Cells, Researchers Discover

The Immune System Has Protective Memory Cells, Researchers Discover

November 27, 2011

The immune system possesses a type of cell that can be activated by tissues within the body to remind the immune system not to attack our own molecules, cells and organs, UCSF researchers have discovered.

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Health Disparities Research Continues to Grow at UCSF

November 23, 2011

UCSF’s faculty and students are taking a wide-ranging look at the inequities that exist in the Unites States, in terms of both health itself and the quality of health care, across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines.

Mission Bay Medical Center Reflects Latest Research on How Design Affects Health Outcomes

Mission Bay Medical Center Reflects Latest Research on How Design Affects Health Outcomes

November 17, 2011

The new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is planned as a shining example of evidence-based hospital design, an increasingly prevalent trend built on research suggesting that design can improve health outcomes by increasing safety and reducing stress among patients, their families and hospital staff.

Tamoxifen Resistance - And How to Defeat It

Tamoxifen Resistance - And How to Defeat It

November 14, 2011

In the last three decades, thousands of women with breast cancer have taken the drug tamoxifen, only to discover that the therapy doesn’t work, either because their tumors do not respond to the treatment at all, or because they develop resistance to it over time.

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Clinical Trial Shows First Evidence That Anal Cancer Is Preventable

October 27, 2011

A large, international clinical trial led by doctors at the University of California, San Francisco indicates that a vaccine to prevent anal cancer is safe and effective, according to a study reported in the October 27, 2011 issue of New England Journal of Medicine.

Kennedy Joins UCSF Panel to Discuss Brain Cancer

Kennedy Joins UCSF Panel to Discuss Brain Cancer

October 26, 2011

Mitchel Berger, professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, left, talks about caring for patients with brain cancer and their caregivers during a panel discussion featuring Vicki Kennedy, right. Long before the term “patient-centered” became a common catch phrase in health care ...
Three Women Lead UCSF’s $25 Million Fundraising Initiative to Fight Brain Cancer

Three Women Lead UCSF’s $25 Million Fundraising Initiative to Fight Brain Cancer

October 26, 2011

Members of the audience listen to a panel discussion featuring clinicians and caregivers talking about caring for a patient suffering from brain cancer at a recent event at UCSF Mission Bay. As a $25-million fundraising campaign gets underway for the UCSF Department of Neurological ...
Extra Vitamin E Linked to Prostate Cancer, But Diet Still Merits Study

Extra Vitamin E Linked to Prostate Cancer, But Diet Still Merits Study

October 24, 2011

Taking vitamin E supplements appear to increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer, according to a study that appears in the Oct. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. A multi-institutional team of researchers reported findings from the Selenium and Vitamin E ...
Three UCSF Professors Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three UCSF Professors Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

October 18, 2011

At a ceremony on Oct. 1, UCSF Professors Lewis Lanier, Talmadge King, Jr. and Kevan Shokat sign the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Book of Members, a tradition that dates back to 1780. Three UCSF professors were among 179 of the nation’s most ...