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Lecture to Focus on Lessons from the Prevention Wars"

November 1, 2005

The campus community is invited to the Fifth Annual Salvatore Pablo Lucia Memorial Lecture in Preventive Medicine on Friday, Nov.4, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the UCSF School of Nursing, room N225, on the Parnassus campus. A reception will immediately follow in the School ...
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Study Sheds Light on Signaling Mechanism in Stem Cells, Cancer

October 24, 2005

UCSF scientists have illuminated a key step in a signaling pathway that helps orchestrate embryonic development. The finding, they say, could lead to insights into the development of stem cells, as well as birth defects and cancers, and thus fuel therapeutic strategies. The study, reported ...
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Six UCSF Faculty Elected to Institute of Medicine

October 24, 2005

Six UCSF faculty scientists are among 64 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, the Institute announced today. The new UCSF members are: * Allan Basbaum, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Anatomy * Donna M. Ferriero, MD, ...
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Peterson Foundation Helps UCSF Battle Multiple Diseases

October 14, 2005

Karen Peterson and her son, Eric, both received treatment for cancer at UCSF. While one was near the beginning of life, and the other near the end, their family found the care equally as dedicated. Now, almost three years after her death, Karen's family continues ...
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UCSF Celebration Features Talks by Scientists, Staff

October 7, 2005

The campus community will hear the latest about life sciences research and the plans and progress made at UCSF Mission Bay from scientists and staff during the celebration on Friday, Oct. 28. The lectures, to be held in the newly opened Mission Bay Community Center, ...
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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 ...