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Fellow Receives Pediatrics' Grumbach Award

June 20, 2006

UCSF pediatric oncology-hematology fellow Jennifer Lauchle, MD, has received the 2006 Melvin Grumbach Award for Pediatric Research for her work on modeling the genetics of acute myeloid leukemia. Lauchle's research has the long-term goal of developing more targeted and effective therapies for acute myeloid leukemia, ...
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O'Farrell's Gels Blazed New Pathways

May 22, 2006

More than 30 years ago, when still a graduate student at University of Colorado, UCSF biochemist Patrick O'Farrell, PhD, invented a way to separate proteins from one another in biological samples, a technique called high-resolution two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. The technique underlies much of modern biomedical ...
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New Compound Unusually Potent at Blocking Brain Cancer Growth

May 15, 2006

By determining how a class of compounds blocks signaling in cells, UCSF scientists have identified what is perhaps the most potent drug candidate yet against a highly lethal kind of brain tumor. The compound, known as PI-103, shows unique potency against cancer cell proliferation in ...
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Do Breast Implants Affect Breast Cancer Risk?

May 8, 2006

The number of women choosing surgical breast implants for cosmetic reasons is skyrocketing, leading researchers and clinicians to wonder whether the implants affect the results of mammography screening and thereby increase a woman's risk of dying from breast cancer. The implants appear as a solid ...
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Possible Cause and Potential Treatment Found for Aggressive Head and Neck Cancer

April 21, 2006

Researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center report that they have found a potential molecular cause for the aggressive growth and spread of human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, a highly malignant form of cancer with a very high death rate. The discovery ...
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Mammography Screenings for Breast Cancer Show Racial and Ethnic Disparities

April 17, 2006

Inadequate use of screening mammography may be an important reason that African-American women are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer than members of other ethnic groups, according to a new study led by a University of California, San Francisco imaging specialist.
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Hopes High as UCSF Breaks Ground for Cancer Research Building

April 17, 2006

As a symbol of hope for those suffering from cancer, UCSF supporters and staff gathered under sunny skies at Mission Bay on April 5 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building. "This is a great omen," said Peter Carroll, MD, ...
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UCSF Researcher One of Bay Area's 10 Most Influential African Americans

April 13, 2006

UCSF researcher Mack Roach III, interim chair of the UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology, has been named as one of the 10 Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area for 2005. He does not take the designation lightly. "As someone who grew up in ...
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UCSF Receives Funding for Training Grant from Stem Cell Institute

April 10, 2006

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine today announced that UCSF and 15 other California non-profit institutions have received the first year of funding for a three-year program designed to train the next generation of stem cell scientists. These are the first grants awarded by the ...
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Art for Recovery Project Receives International Healing Arts Award

April 10, 2006

The walls of UCSF's Mount Zion campus are adorned with colorful murals, patient artwork and breast cancer quilts. A closer look reveals poignant messages of hope, thoughtful remembrances of loved ones, and bold statements of frustration and defeat. Coping with a life-threatening illness can be ...