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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 ...
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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, ...