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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 ...
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Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Nets $1 Million to SFGH

July 24, 2006

More than 2,300 participants in the July 8 and 9 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer San Francisco raised $5.4 million for the breast cancer cause. Upon completion of this year's event, the Avon Foundation announced eight grants to local organizations, including a $1 million grant ...
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UCSF Genetics Pioneer Y.W. Kan Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

July 21, 2006

Yuet Wai Kan, MD, DSc, an internationally recognized leader in the field of human genetics, was honored Thursday (July 20) with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America. It is the first time the award has been presented. Kan is ...
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Third Graders Raise Funds to Help Cancer Patients at UCSF

July 18, 2006

Rebecca Genet shares a special bond with the third graders she teaches at Brandeis Hillel Day School in Marin County, her alma mater. So when her stepmother died of cancer, her students wanted to comfort Rebecca and help others with the disease. At school, the ...
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Legacy Foundation Honors UCSF Tobacco Researcher

July 14, 2006

Ruth E. Malone, RN, PhD, a professor of nursing and health policy in the UCSF School of Nursing's Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, is one of three individuals honored for their use of tobacco industry documents to educate the public about tactics that tobacco ...
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Cancer Event Focuses on Education, Inspiration, and Celebration September 9 and 10

July 11, 2006

The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center will co-sponsor a two-day celebration of life on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10. This annual free event will be held at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 9, ...
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Microscopes Yield New Insight into Life and Death of Blood Vessels

July 10, 2006

Developing drugs that stop blood vessel growth in cancer -- causing tumors to shrink -- is a hot area in pharmaceuticals. Still, researchers and clinicians don't know as much as they would like about how these drugs work and why they work better in some ...
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UCSF Medical Center and Children's Hospital Make U.S. News America's Best Hospitals List

July 7, 2006

UCSF Medical Center and Children's Hospital Make U.S. News "America's Best Hospitals" List UCSF Medical Center has risen to No. 9 among "America's Best Hospitals," and UCSF Children's Hospital has been recognized as one of the highest quality pediatric facilities in California and No. 19 ...