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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 ...
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"Synthetic Biology Yields Bacteria That Take Pictures and Target Tumors

July 3, 2006

In the 1966 movie Fantastic Voyage, a submarine crew of medical scientists and their vessel are miniaturized with top-secret technology. They travel the bloodstream of another, full-sized scientist in a quest to vanquish a blood clot in his brain. If you're willing to substitute radically ...
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UCSF Establishes Pediatric Brain Tumor Institute

June 27, 2006

Building on its foundation as a leading site for pediatric brain tumor research and care, UCSF has established a Pediatric Brain Tumor Institute devoted to understanding and developing new treatments for childhood brain tumors. The institute's research will focus on the biology of pediatric brain ...
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After Katrina: UCSF Genetic Counselor Puts Families Back Together

June 26, 2006

Nicola Stewart got to ring the bell seven times. It wasn't just any bell. For each toll signified that a person listed as missing after Hurricane Katrina or Rita had been found alive and his or her family notified. In April 2006, Stewart, a genetic ...
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Pediatric Reunion Draws Bone Marrow Transplant Survivors

June 26, 2006

When Cheryl Scharf's son Nick was 6 months old, she repeatedly told her pediatrician he was always sick. The physician dismissed her concerns, but luckily, her cousin, who was a liver transplant nurse, knew that something was terribly wrong. She told Cheryl to take her ...
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Brain Tumor Patient Benefits from Technology

June 25, 2006

Sasha Cano thought she was dreaming: she woke up in an ambulance and was told that she was being taken to the emergency room. "When they told me I had had a seizure, I didn't believe them," Cano recalls, who in December 2003, awoke from ...
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McEvoy Bequest Names Diller Cancer Research Building Lobby

June 22, 2006

Third-generation San Franciscans, Jay, Clare, and Alicia McEvoy had a passion for philanthropy. Never marrying, the siblings spent their lives together in the Sea Cliff home built for their parents, devoting their energy to local organizations such as St. Monica's Church, the Schools of the ...
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Employee Well-Being Program Implemented in Cancer Center

June 21, 2006

Margaret Rubino, a patient care coordinator in the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, often feels stressed and emotionally drained after dealing with cancer patients day in and day out. "Sometimes you want to cry, because the stories are so heartbreaking," said Rubino. "Much of our job ...