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UCSF Cancer Center Gets New Name Today

November 19, 2007

The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center is getting a new name today (November 19). During a special ceremony at the Mount Zion campus today, the cancer center will be renamed the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Helen Diller and her family are longtime residents ...
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Nicotine Addiction Slashed in Test of New Cigarette Smoking Strategy

November 14, 2007

Scientists are reporting the first successful strategy to reduce smokers' nicotine dependence while allowing them to continue smoking. The study provides strong support for proposals now being considered in Congress to authorize FDA regulation of cigarette smoking, according to the research team. The key to ...
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UCSF Hosts Exhibit on Historic Tobacco Advertising

November 14, 2007

The UCSF Library and Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education are hosting "Not a Cough in a Carload: Images from the Tobacco Industry's Campaign to Hide the Hazards of Smoking." This exhibit of historic cigarette advertising and promotional items was curated by Robert Jackler ...
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Kerner Receives France's Legion d'Honneur from President Nicolas Sarkozy

November 14, 2007

John Kerner, MD, a World War II veteran from California who participated in the Liberation of France, was awarded France's Legion d'Honneur by President Nicolas Sarkozy during a special ceremony in Washington, DC on Nov. 6. To express France's eternal gratitude to those who crossed ...
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Cellular Response to Stress Signals Predicts Future Tumor Formation

November 12, 2007

A specific biological response to cellular stress may predict the likelihood of future tumor formation of the most common, non-invasive form of pre-malignant breast cancer-- ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS. This information could potentially be used in a clinical setting to determine which women ...
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Health Care Trio Forges Partnership to Improve Breast Cancer Care in Marin

November 5, 2007

RELEASED JOINTLY BY CALIFORNIA CANCER CARE, MARIN GENERAL HOSPITAL AND UCSF California Cancer Care, Marin General Hospital and the University of California, San Francisco have signed agreements to improve access to surgical services for individuals with breast cancer who reside in Marin County. Marin and ...
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UCSF Medical Center to Offer Free Screening for Hepatitis B

November 2, 2007

Hepatitis B is the No. 1 cause of liver cancer world wide. In collaboration with the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the Bay Area Hospital Council, UCSF Medical Center is sponsoring a monthly hepatitis B screening and vaccination clinic on the first Saturday ...
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Cellular Self-Eating Might Be Turned Against Tumors

October 26, 2007

We all know that recycling can reduce the strain on global resources. But if we could see into the cellular world inside us, we might also notice that our cells are running a successful recycling campaign of their own. Cells recycle and reuse their own ...
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CTSI Transforms Research at UCSF

October 25, 2007

Established one year ago through a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) to accelerate the pace at which scientific discovery is translated into patient care, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is already transforming the research community at UCSF.
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Genes that Both Extend Life and Protect Against Cancer Identified

October 15, 2007

A person is 100 times more likely to get cancer at age 65 than at age 35. But new research reported Oct. 14 in the journal Nature Genetics identifies naturally occurring processes that allow many genes to both slow aging and protect against cancer in ...