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UCSF Medical Center Named Top 10 Hospital for 11th Consecutive Year

UCSF Medical Center Named Top 10 Hospital for 11th Consecutive Year

July 19, 2011

UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation’s top 10 premier hospitals for the 11th consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the 2011-12 America’s Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report. UCSF was named the seventh best hospital ...
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Viewing Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness in a Unique Way

July 8, 2011

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), used with a novel pyruvate chemical compound that is specially labeled to be read by the MRI machine, is being applied for the first time in humans to study the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in patients and the success of prostate ...
Customize Starting Age and Frequency of Mammograms

Customize Starting Age and Frequency of Mammograms

July 7, 2011

Mammograms should not be done on a one-size fits all basis, but instead should be personalized based on a woman’s age, the density of her breasts, her family history of breast cancer and other factors including her own values. That’s the conclusion of a new ...
UCSF-Led Team Decodes Evolution of Skin and Ovarian Cancer Cells

UCSF-Led Team Decodes Evolution of Skin and Ovarian Cancer Cells

June 29, 2011

A team of researchers led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has developed a way to uncover the evolution of human cancer cells, determining the order in which mutations emerge in them as they wend their way from a normal, healthy ...
UCSF Stem Cell, Cancer Scientist Honored for Pioneering Studies

UCSF Stem Cell, Cancer Scientist Honored for Pioneering Studies

June 22, 2011

UCSF’s Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD, has received the 2011 Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Stem Cell Research, for his pioneering research on the role of molecular tools known as microRNAs in embryonic stem cells and cancer. MicroRNAs play a subtle, but ...
Ten UCSF School of Nursing 2011 Inductees into the American Academy of Nursing

Ten UCSF School of Nursing 2011 Inductees into the American Academy of Nursing

June 18, 2011

An unprecedented number of School of Nursing faculty members will be inducted into the American at its annual fall conference in October in Washington, DC.

New Website Answers What Works in Global Health

New Website Answers What Works in Global Health

June 17, 2011

A team of researchers at UCSF and the Kaiser Family Foundation has launched a new web portal this month that aims to answer that most practical of public health questions: What works?

Head-Shaving Event Draws Crowds, Raises Funds for Cancer Research

Head-Shaving Event Draws Crowds, Raises Funds for Cancer Research

June 15, 2011

It looked like a typical Wednesday evening in San Francisco’s Kezar Pub on June 8, as locals gathered to unwind after work and watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But walking into the bar’s dimly lit back room brought a whole new energy and a different ...
New Glioblastoma Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase 2 Trial

New Glioblastoma Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Phase 2 Trial

June 11, 2011

The first results of a multicenter Phase 2 clinical trial on a new brain cancer vaccine tailored to a patient's own tumor will be announced today (June 6) at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2011 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The trial, conducted at ...
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UCSF's Alvarez-Buylla Recognized for Pioneering Stem Cell Research

May 27, 2011

Neural stem cell scientist Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD, had a very early start to his day on Wednesday, receiving word in the wee hours that he was one of three scientists named to receive the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. He ...