May 10, 2007
Naming a child can sometimes stamp a child.
So is it any wonder what an Ethiopian electrical engineer had in mind when he named his son Electron?
But while engineering may have been in the boy's blood, this youngest of five children -- with siblings ...
May 5, 2007
The UCSF Department of Dermatology will host free skin cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, on the third floor of the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., San Francisco.
May is designated as Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection ...
May 4, 2007
Six UCSF faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The 2007 awardees include Douglas Hanahan, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics; Lily Jan, PhD, professor of physiology; Yuh Nung Jan, PhD, professor and vice chair of biochemistry and ...
May 2, 2007
David Agard, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UCSF and the founding scientific director of the UCSF-based California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, was elected today to the National Academy of Sciences. Election is considered one of the highest honors for an American scientist.
April 30, 2007
Katherine Matthay, MD, one of the world's leading researchers in new treatments for neuroblastoma, the most common extracranial solid cancer of infancy and early childhood, has been appointed to hold the Mildred V. Strouss Endowed Chair in Translational Research in Pediatric Oncology at UCSF.
April 17, 2007
Breast cancers differ from one another and from tumors that arise in other tissues. A drug that is life-saving for one cancer patient may fail in another with a tumor that originated in the same organ. But it's tough to match the patient to the ...
April 13, 2007
A vaccine for treating a recurrent cancer of the central nervous system that occurs primarily in the brain has shown promise in preliminary data from a clinical trial at the University of California, San Francisco.
Known as a glioma, this cancerous tumor is always fatal.
April 12, 2007
Among men who have received similar treatments for prostate cancer, those with less education -- particularly those who did not graduate from high school -- experience a significant drop in their quality of life after treatment compared with men who have more education, according to ...
March 30, 2007
Massage and acupuncture are effective in decreasing pain and depression following surgery in cancer patients, according to a UCSF study.
The findings of the randomized controlled clinical trial are reported in the March 2007 issue of the "Journal of Pain and Symptom Management."
"This pilot ...
March 29, 2007
Colon cancer is largely preventable and curable when detected early through routine screening. But patients who skip screening or who fall prey to particularly aggressive colon cancers may already have widespread disease by the time they are diagnosed.
Colon cancer that has spread to other ...