Mount Zion Rededicates Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center

March 29, 2006

More than 60 faculty, staff, volunteers, donors, and former and current patients were on hand to celebrate as the Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center (CRC) at Mount Zion was rededicated in a simple ceremony in March. Longtime CRC supporter and center namesake Joseph ...

UCSF to Hold Free Skin Cancer Screening as Part of Guinness World Record Attempt May 6

March 24, 2006

Members of the public are invited to undergo free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, May 6, at a UCSF community event that is part of a national effort to set a new Guinness world record. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 ...

UCSF Nicotine Expert Receives National Award

March 17, 2006

Neal Benowitz, MD, a professor at University of California, San Francisco, has been recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT). Benowitz received the 2006 Oscar B. Hunter Memorial Award in Therapeutics, which honors individual scientists for their outstanding contributions in drug ...

Colleagues Honor Chancellor Bishop's Life in Science

March 8, 2006

Friends and colleagues have organized "An Unexpected Life in Science: A Symposium in Honor of J. Michael Bishop," a two-day event beginning Thursday, March 9. The two-day symposium, featuring talks by current and former UCSF faculty members, will convene in the Robertson Auditorium at the ...

"Virus Chip Detects New Virus in Prostate Tumors

February 24, 2006

UCSF and Cleveland Clinic scientists have discovered a new virus in human prostate tumors. The type of virus, closely related to viruses typically found in mice, has never been detected in humans. The virus's link to human disease is still unclear, and more study is ...

UCSF Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Receives Infusion of Funds

February 16, 2006

Eleven UCSF faculty members, representing medical disciplines as far ranging as breast cancer, Parkinson's disease and heart development research, were among scientists awarded funding today by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for human embryonic stem cell research. Eight of the UCSF grants were ...

Researchers Identify Strategy for Overcoming Breast Cancer Drug Resistance

February 14, 2006

UCSF researchers have discovered why drugs designed to target about one out of every four cases of breast cancer often fail to save women's lives or to stop these tumors from growing. Due to genetic abnormalities, the breast cancers targeted by these drugs make unusually ...

Founder of Angiogenesis Research to Deliver Keynote Address

February 13, 2006

M. Judah Folkman, MD, the J. Englebert Dunphy Visiting Professor at UCSF, will deliver the keynote address during the Department of Surgery's 20th Annual Resident Research Symposium at the Mission Bay Conference Center on Thursday, Feb. 15. Titled "Angiogenesis: An Organizing Principle in Biology, Medicine ...

Tobacco Industry Pressure Keeps Cheap Smokes Available to Military

February 12, 2006

The long-standing military tradition of cheap cigarettes in military stores persists because of politics in the U.S. military sales system and tobacco industry pressures, according to a new study led by a UCSF School of Nursing professor. These two factors receive additional strength from the ...

Saw Palmetto No Better than Placebo for Enlarged Prostate

February 8, 2006

Saw palmetto, an herbal extract commonly taken to improve urinary symptoms in men with enlargement of the prostate gland, is no more effective than a placebo, according to a new study. The year-long, double-blind study of 225 men was led by Stephen Bent, MD, a ...