About UCSF Search UCSF UCSF Medical Center

News

image

Fueled by Major Grant, Scientists to Identify Protein Markers for Cancer

September 28, 2006

A team led by Bay Area scientists is one of five nationwide to receive a major grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to refine and standardize the technologies for identifying biomarkers in the blood -- specific proteins, and the patterns they make -- for ...
image

Swim Raises $100,000 for UCSF Children's Hospital Cancer Program

September 26, 2006

With the slogan "Making waves to fight cancer" nearly 50 hardy swimmers emerged from the choppy surf onto a windy Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge Saturday afternoon following a daylong, 10-mile relay swim around San Francisco Bay. It was San Francisco's first "Swim ...
image

Smokers of Menthol Cigarettes May Have Harder Time Quitting

September 26, 2006

Although menthol and non-menthol cigarettes appear to be equally harmful to the lungs and cardiovascular system, menthol cigarettes may be harder to quit, according to a UCSF-led study that tracked more than 1,200 smokers over 15 years. The study found that menthol smokers were almost ...
image

Regents Approve Preliminary Planning for New Hospital Complex at Mission Bay

September 25, 2006

UC Regents this week approved preliminary planning for a new hospital complex for children, women and cancer patients at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. Preliminary planning for construction of a new hospital at the UCSF Mission Bay biomedical campus, to include state-of-the-art children's, women's and ...
image

UCSF Panel Discussion Airs Concerns, Hopes for New HPV Vaccines

September 20, 2006

UCSF experts on human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer screening voiced concerns and some cautious optimism about the effectiveness, cost and long-term safety of a newly approved HPV vaccine at a September 12 Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences grand rounds presentation. The session ...
image

Five Breast Cancer Research Projects Receive State Funding

September 19, 2006

Five UCSF research projects have been awarded funding by the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP), which recently announced $9.8 million in grants to 53 new research projects around the state. The CBCRP is the largest state-funded breast cancer research program in the nation, and ...
image

UCSF's Elizabeth Blackburn Receives Lasker Award

September 18, 2006

Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD, 57, Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been named to receive the 2006 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research. Blackburn shares the award with Carol ...
image

Bette Midler to Perform at Raising Hope"

September 15, 2006

Internationally acclaimed entertainer Bette Midler will perform at the biennial "Raising Hope" gala, which will take place on Wednesday, January 31, 2007, at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus. One of San Francisco's most popular social events, Raising Hope generates funds for the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer ...
image

UCSF Researchers Challenge Paradigm of How a Tumor Suppressor Works

September 6, 2006

New cancer research published by UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center members in this week's Nature challenges conventional wisdom about how an archetypal, protective "tumor suppressor" protein works to prevent cancer. The p53 protein is a powerful tumor suppressor that prevents cells in our bodies from becoming ...
image

Swim Across America Event to Raise Funds for UCSF Child Cancer Care

August 22, 2006

Olympic swimming legends and accomplished swimmers from across the country will participate in a 10-mile-long relay swim around San Francisco Bay on September 23 in the first "Swim Across America San Francisco Swim to Fight Cancer." Proceeds from pledges collected by the swimmers, as well ...