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Ferrera’s Lasker Award-Winning Research Began at UCSF

September 24, 2010

A new generation of cancer drugs and a successful treatment for an eye disease that can lead to blindness are the fruits of two decades of work by former UCSF postdoctoral fellow and current Genentech scientist Napoleone Ferrara, MD, who has just been named the ...

Physical Limitations Take a Significant Toll in Breast Cancer Survivors

September 24, 2010

Released Jointly by UCSF and Kaiser Permanente Northern California Basic physical limitations following breast cancer treatment can have far-reaching consequences that substantially affect how long a patient lives. According to a new study published online in "The Journal of the National Cancer Institute," breast cancer ...

Preserving Fertility of Women with Cancer Is Often Neglected

September 21, 2010

Cancer and infertility can be a double blow. Many women become infertile following cancer treatment. And because more women are living longer thanks to modern chemotherapy and radiation treatment, more are later discovering that they cannot bear children. On the bright side, techniques to enable ...

Girls With No Father at Home Undergo Sexual Development Sooner, Study Finds

September 18, 2010

Sexual development is more likely to occur earlier when a girl's father doesn't live in the home, but only in higher-income not lower-income families, according to new study findings reported by a research team led by scientists from the University of California and Kaiser Permanente ...

Regents Clear Way for UCSF to Break Ground on Mission Bay Hospitals

September 16, 2010

The University of California Board of Regents today unanimously approved funding plans for the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. The Board's action is the final endorsement for the project, clearing the way for UCSF to break ground on a world-class hospital complex for ...

UCSF’s Nobel Laureate Stands up to Cancer

September 10, 2010

UCSF’s Nobel laureate and molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, president of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), will deliver a prime time public service announcement today for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). SU2C, a one-hour, commercial-free program to raise funds for groundbreaking translational research ...

UCSF Receives $15 Million to Advance Personalized Medicine

September 8, 2010

UCSF scientists will receive two grants totaling $15.1 million over the next five years to expand their research into how genes affect an individual's response to medication and to strengthen a global network of researchers involved in these efforts. The UCSF team is the largest ...

Blood Stem Cell, Leukemia Link Illuminated in UCSF-led Study

August 16, 2010

A UCSF-led team has discovered at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia. Their finding also may explain, they say, why some other age-related hematological disorders develop. The study, reported in ...

UCSF-led Team Discovers Familial Link in Rare Childhood Leukemia

August 10, 2010

A UCSF-led team has discovered a direct link between an inherited genetic mutation, a set of developmental abnormalities and a rare form of childhood leukemia called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, or JMML. The study demonstrates a new familial link in JMML and has significant implications, the ...

Surgery Better than Radiation, Hormone Treatments for Some Prostate Cancer, Study Shows

August 5, 2010

Surgery for localized prostate cancer offers a significantly higher survival rate than either external-beam radiation or hormonal therapies, according to a new study led by researchers at UCSF. The differences among therapies were more prominent at higher levels of cancer risk, and suggest, the researchers ...