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UCSF Stem Cell and Cancer Symposium

May 29, 2008

A new chapter in the saga of the war on cancer is being written. The subject is cancer stem cells. If more patients are to survive, then these cells must die. But many targeted treatments might be missing them. Communication between cancer experts and stem ...
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Firefly Project Features Live Reading of Letters from Patients and Their Teenage Pen Pals

May 28, 2008

Members of the public are invited to attend a live dramatic reading of letters written by adults coping with life-threatening illnesses and their healthy teenage pen pals at the annual Firefly Project Adaptation on Wednesday, June 4. The event, with works read by the actual ...
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UCSF's Glantz Slams Hollywood's Lax Enforcement of Tobacco Rating

May 28, 2008

A gadfly with giant wings, UCSF's Stan Glantz, PhD, knows how to cause a stir. For decades, Glantz, a UCSF professor of medicine, has used an insinuating style, relentless advocacy and scientific evidence to champion -- often effectively -- increasingly stringent tobacco controls around the ...
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New Findings in Breast Cancer Research Highlighted at Major Meeting

May 27, 2008

Clinical researchers from the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center will present new research findings during the 44th American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, taking place in Chicago May 30-June 3. Prominent breast cancer researcher Hope Rugo, MD, will present information on ...
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UCSF to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screening Exams in Castro-Mission District on May 10

May 6, 2008

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and each year, UCSF joins other institutions across the country in offering free skin cancer screenings to members of the public. The screenings are being held on Saturday, May 10, at the Castro-Mission Health Center, located at 3850 ...
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Safeway Foundation Gives $2 Million to UCSF for Breast Cancer Support

April 30, 2008

The Safeway Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Safeway Inc., has given the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center $2 million to fund a combination of research initiatives and the debut of a unique, national website designed to match breast cancer patients with clinical trials ...
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UCSF to Offer Free Screening for Oral, Head and Neck Cancer on April 25

April 24, 2008

In observance of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, the UCSF Head and Neck Surgery/Oncology Practice will provide free drop-in exams on Friday, April 25. People can come to the clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2380 Sutter St., second floor. for ...
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Latest Research and Developments in Cancer Highlighted at Major Meeting

April 11, 2008

Researchers from the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center will take center stage during the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, set for the San Diego Convention Center April 12-16. Information presented by the researchers includes clinical trial findings related ...
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Turning the Tide of Liver Cancer Among Asians

March 25, 2008

A largely preventable cancer is expected to become more common in the United States in coming years. No, it's not lung cancer -- the decades-long decline in smoking rates finally is leading to fewer lung cancer deaths. It's liver cancer. "It's deadly and it's preventable," ...
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Wealthier Women Get More Breast Cancer Screenings, Regardless of Benefit

March 11, 2008

Among women 65 and older, wealthy women in poor health are more likely to receive screening mammography for breast cancer even when they are unlikely to benefit from the test, while poor women in good health are less likely to receive screening mammography even when ...