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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 ...
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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 ...