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Gold Nanoparticles Show Potential for Noninvasive Cancer Treatment

October 7, 2005

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and Georgia Institute of Technology have found a new way to kill cancer cells. Building on their previous work that used gold nanoparticles to detect cancer, they now are heating the particles and using them as agents ...
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"Taste for the Cure Breast Cancer Fundraiser October 15-23

October 5, 2005

Women with breast cancer will reap the benefits when the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center presents "Taste for the Cure" during the week of October 15-23. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser will go to the Center to support educational and informational services for ...
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Colon Cancer Survivor to Speak at Public Event on October 20

October 5, 2005

Author Curtis Pesmen will discuss his personal experience in surviving colon cancer at a community education event Thursday, October 20, at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. The event is designed to empower and motivate those coping with the diagnosis of cancer, provide insight on how ...
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Tobacco Industry Weakened Pesticide Regulations, UCSF Study Shows

September 15, 2005

The tobacco industry coordinated cross-industry campaigns to delay and weaken federal and international regulations on pesticide use, according to new findings by UCSF researchers. The findings are reported in a study and commentary posted online at the pre-publication website of Environmental Health Perspectives, the journal ...
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High-Vegetable Diet Linked to Protection Against Pancreatic Cancer

September 15, 2005

In one of the largest studies of its kind, UCSF researchers have found that eating lots of fruits and vegetables -- particularly vegetables -- is associated with about a 50 percent reduction in the risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose ...
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Commitment of $2 Million to Advance Clinical Research in Leukemia

September 15, 2005

"Leukemia is a devastating disease," says Ashok Krishnamurthi, "for the patient and for the family." When this illness touched a family member, Krishnamurthi and his brother, R.K. Anand, did extensive research on treatment facilities, learning that the Division of Hematology/Oncology at UCSF was one of ...
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Sence Foundation Gift Advances Brain Tumor Research

September 15, 2005

A $100,000 gift from the Sence Foundation to the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery will help further research that promises a major breakthrough in developing treatments for brain tumors. Lack of a suitable model of a human brain tumor has hindered research thus far, according ...
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UCSF Launches Institute for Stem Cell and Tissue Biology

September 12, 2005

Key faculty recruits, stem cell training program also announced Capitalizing on the strength of its research and clinical enterprise, UCSF is launching the Institute for Stem Cell and Tissue Biology, providing a framework for close collaboration among investigators from the University's Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, ...
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UCSF Team Advances Probe of Neural Stem Cell-Brain Tumor Link

September 1, 2005

The public's enthusiasm for stem cell research has focused on the potential of the cells to treat disease and traumatic injury. But UCSF researchers are working on another angle of stem cell research -- one focused on illuminating disease. Theoretically, if scientists could deduce how ...
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Lifestyle and Diet May Stop or Reverse Prostate Cancer Progression

August 11, 2005

Men with early stage prostate cancer who make intensive changes in diet and lifestyle may stop or perhaps even reverse the progression of their illness, according to a new study. The research is the first randomized, controlled trial showing that lifestyle changes may affect the ...