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Discovering How Environment Contributes to Breast Cancer

August 21, 2006

Breast cancer incidence in the United States ranks near the top internationally. And just across the Golden Gate from UCSF -- in Marin County -- studies show that the rate at which new breast cancers arise is among the highest in the United States. Some ...
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UCSF Offers Cooking Class for Cancer Prevention, Survival

August 15, 2006

Beans, tofu, soy milk and brown rice have appeal for the masses, as Leslie Hendricks came to realize after the overwhelming response she received to the flyers she distributed about a cooking class. It was probably because this wasn't just any cooking class. The class ...
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Stem Cell Research Advances Cancer Knowledge

August 14, 2006

Cancer researchers are discovering that at least some tumors arise from cancer stem cells that share characteristics with other kinds of stem cells. What are stem cells? They are cells inside us that can divide and renew themselves throughout life. Stem cells have an unrivaled ...
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International Society of Cancer Nurses Honors UCSF Professor

August 11, 2006

In an honor that recognizes her significant contributions to cancer care on a national and international scale, the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) has announced that Marylin Dodd, RN, PhD, FAAN, is the recipient of the 2006 Robert Tiffany Lectureship. The late ...
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Pediatric Oncologist to Swim for Children with Cancer

August 8, 2006

Though he admits he's not that great a swimmer, pediatric oncologist Rob Goldsby, MD, is going to take the plunge to raise money for UCSF Children's Hospital patients with cancer. On Saturday, Sept. 23, Goldsby, an assistant professor of pediatrics at UCSF, will join former ...
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Common Inherited Gene Increases Risk for Certain Type of Deadly Melanoma

August 7, 2006

People with red hair, light skin or freckles are more likely than others to develop the deadliest skin cancer -- malignant melanoma. A single gene greatly influences these traits. A new study now demonstrates that the same gene is especially likely to put individuals at ...
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UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Names New Director of Clinical Programs

August 2, 2006

The UCSF Osher Center of Integrative Medicine today announced the appointment of Donald I. Abrams, MD, professor of clinical medicine, as the center's new director of clinical programs. Abrams, a UCSF faculty member for 23 years, has been a part of the Osher Center clinical ...
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Anal Cancer Patient Becomes Advocate

July 31, 2006

Sandra deQuant will never forget her 49th birthday: the following day, she was told she had anal cancer. "I was in a state of shock," remembers deQuant. "I didn't know what to expect and had never heard of anal cancer before." Although rare, anal cancer ...
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A Family Tree Riddled with Cancer

July 28, 2006

In the summer of 1993, when Elaine Taylor, a mother of three, was in the middle of pursuing a lifelong dream getting a college degree in English literature at the University of California, Berkeley she received some devastating news: she had advanced ovarian cancer and ...
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Radiation Oncology Recruits Breast Expert, Among Other Improvements

July 27, 2006

When Mack Roach III, MD, was named as interim chair of the UCSF Radiation Oncology department in January, he saw it an opportunity and a challenge. Within the first six months, the department has shown more than subtle changes. In tandem with oversight of the ...