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Local Middle School Gets Structure to Protect Kids from Sun

May 17, 2007

Seventy-five students were among those attending the dedication ceremony of a new sun shade structure at the KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy last Friday. "Our outdoor courtyard had no sun protection, so the kids used to eat lunch in the basement cafeteria. This was clearly ...
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National Cancer Institute's Chief of Metabolism to Deliver Gladstone Distinguished Lecture

May 16, 2007

Thomas A. Waldmann, MD, head of the Cytokine Immunology and Immunotherapy Section and Chief of the Metabolism Branch at the National Cancer Institute, will deliver the Gladstone Institutes 2007 Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, May 22. The lecture titled, "The Biology of IL-2 and IL-15: Implications ...
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UCSF Experts Cautious about Vaccine for Cervical Cancer Virus

May 11, 2007

Unknowns about the effectiveness and safety of the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine demand thoughtful deliberation by clinicians on its role in cervical cancer prevention, according to two UCSF women's health specialists. The lack of long-term follow-up to assess vaccine efficacy and safety, as well ...
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Surgeon and Scientist Electron Kebebew Makes His Mark

May 10, 2007

Naming a child can sometimes stamp a child. So is it any wonder what an Ethiopian electrical engineer had in mind when he named his son Electron? But while engineering may have been in the boy's blood, this youngest of five children -- with siblings ...
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UCSF Sponsors Free Skin Cancer Screening on May 12

May 5, 2007

The UCSF Department of Dermatology will host free skin cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, on the third floor of the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., San Francisco. May is designated as Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection ...
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Six UCSF Faculty Members Named 2007 AAAS Fellows

May 4, 2007

Six UCSF faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The 2007 awardees include Douglas Hanahan, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics; Lily Jan, PhD, professor of physiology; Yuh Nung Jan, PhD, professor and vice chair of biochemistry and ...
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First QB3 Scientific Director Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 2, 2007

David Agard, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UCSF and the founding scientific director of the UCSF-based California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, was elected today to the National Academy of Sciences. Election is considered one of the highest honors for an American scientist.
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Matthay Named to New Endowed Chair in Pediatric Translational Research

April 30, 2007

Katherine Matthay, MD, one of the world's leading researchers in new treatments for neuroblastoma, the most common extracranial solid cancer of infancy and early childhood, has been appointed to hold the Mildred V. Strouss Endowed Chair in Translational Research in Pediatric Oncology at UCSF. Since ...
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New Progress in Matching Cancer Patients to Drugs

April 17, 2007

Breast cancers differ from one another and from tumors that arise in other tissues. A drug that is life-saving for one cancer patient may fail in another with a tumor that originated in the same organ. But it's tough to match the patient to the ...
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UCSF Brain Tumor Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results

April 13, 2007

A vaccine for treating a recurrent cancer of the central nervous system that occurs primarily in the brain has shown promise in preliminary data from a clinical trial at the University of California, San Francisco. Known as a glioma, this cancerous tumor is always fatal.