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Caring for Pediatric Cancer Survivors Throughout Life

December 21, 2007

Thanks to great strides in pediatric oncology research, the rate of survivorship for children with cancer is rising. Fifty years ago, children with cancer rarely survived. Today, with various combinations of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, nearly 70 percent of children diagnosed with cancer are now ...
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Leukemia Survival and Pharmacogenetics

December 7, 2007

There's a new way to personalize drug therapy. It's pharmacogenetics -- using information on genetic differences to tailor treatment. Deanna Kroetz, PhD, of UCSF's School of Pharmacy is exploring pharmacogenetics in the most common and deadly form of adult leukemia. The cancer is called acute ...
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UCSF Medical Center Using Newest High-Tech Tool for Brain Disorders

December 3, 2007

The most advanced noninvasive, radiosurgery tool for treating a variety of brain disorders -- including tumors -- is now being used by specialists at UCSF Medical Center. The new machine expands UCSF's ability to provide state-of-the-art, specialized care to patients. Called the Leksell Gamma Knife ...
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UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Name Becomes Official

November 19, 2007

Top leaders from the campus and UCSF Medical Center gathered at Mount Zion today to commemorate the official naming of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Chancellor J. Michael Bishop, MD, began by noting that the occasion was a celebration to debut a ...
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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 ...