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UCSF Scientists Help Guide Cancer Research to a Melding of Physics and Biology

November 4, 2009

Two separate grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), each totaling more than $15 million, will feature UCSF scientists as the senior cancer researchers. The grants, announced by the NCI last week, are among 12 new awards that will promote collaborations among universities, and among ...
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UCSF to Host Symposium on Cancer Prevention

October 30, 2009

Experts from UCSF and around North America will discuss the latest developments in cancer prevention at the 2009 UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 5. The symposium, titled "The Prevention of Cancer," is open to the campus community and will ...
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$6.5 Million Gift to UCSF from Irwin and Joan Jacobs for Head and Neck Cancer Research

October 27, 2009

Philanthropists Irwin and Joan Jacobs of La Jolla, CA are giving a $6.5 million gift to UCSF for head and neck cancer research. It is believed to be the largest private, U.S. gift for research supporting this disease. Irwin Jacobs is the founder, retired CEO, ...
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Experts Issue Call to Reconsider Screening for Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer

October 27, 2009

Twenty years of screening for breast and prostate cancer - the most diagnosed cancer for women and men - have not brought the anticipated decline in deaths from these diseases, argue experts from the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Texas Health ...
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Pogrel Receives 2009 Gies Foundation Award

October 21, 2009

M. Anthony Pogrel, DMD, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the UCSF School of Dentistry, received the 2009 William J. Gies Foundation Award in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, on Oct. 14. He received the award during the opening ...
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Free Seminar Targets Patients with Colorectal Cancer

October 17, 2009

UCSF will host a free educational seminar on Saturday, Oct. 31 aimed at individuals with colorectal cancer -- a disease that kills nearly 50,000 Americans each year but is often curable if caught early. The seminar, "Conversations about Colorectal Cancer," will offer patients the opportunity ...
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UCSF Researchers Join Consortium to Target Cancer in New Ways

October 16, 2009

Scientists from the UCSF School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry have been selected to lead a new federal initiative aimed at developing new classes of drugs to target cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), "To advance the NCI's mission of bringing novel ...
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The Nobel Prize and Pond Scum as a Model Organism

October 16, 2009

A man is a man and a mouse is a mouse, but if you talk to a few biomedical scientists about their research, at least one is likely to spring the term "mouse model" on you. But there actually are many so-called model organisms. They ...
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Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Be Receiving Recommended Test

October 15, 2009

For more than a decade, doctors have had access to a simple genetic test that can help determine the best course of treatment for patients with breast cancer. However, a new UCSF-led report reveals that as many as two-thirds of women with invasive breast cancer ...
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Five UCSF Scientists Named to Institute of Medicine

October 12, 2009

Five UCSF faculty scientists are among the 65 newly elected members to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), part of the National Academy of Sciences. Election to IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. The new members were ...