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Free Oral Cancer Screening Clinic on April 15

March 22, 2005

UCSF is offering a free oral cancer screening clinic on Friday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mount Zion, 2380 Sutter St., on the second floor. The free public screening for oral cancer will be offered on a drop-in basis during this ...
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Two UCSF Scientists Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators

March 22, 2005

Two UCSF professors were named today (March 21) as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, a highly prized honor that carries significant, long-term research support. The investigators are Joseph DeRisi, PhD, UCSF associate professor of biochemistry, and Kevan Shokat, PhD, UCSF professor of cellular and molecular ...
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Regents OK Plan to Build Specialty Hospitals at Mission Bay

March 21, 2005

The UC Board of Regents on Thursday (March 17) gave UCSF its approval of a plan to build integrated specialty hospitals and an ambulatory care/translational research building at Mission Bay. The approval clears the way for UCSF to expand upon its already considerable presence at ...
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Can Sunlight Help Prevent Skin Cancer?

March 18, 2005

Going out into the sun has become an act of war for many people. The sunscreen, hat, long sleeve -- all are worn to ward off the sun's rays and protect against photo aging and skin cancer. But while the hazards of sun exposure are ...
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Blackburn Explains Award-winning Research

March 16, 2005

About 200 people gathered recently at the Gladstone Institutes to hear UCSF microbiologist Elizabeth H. Blackburn give an update on her groundbreaking research on the roles of telomeres and telomerase in health and disease. Blackburn delivered the 2005 Gladstone Distinguished Lecture in Molecular and Cell ...
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National Medal Awarded to UCSF Chancellor at White House Ceremony

March 14, 2005

UCSF Chancellor J. Michael Bishop, MD, today (March 14) received the 2003 National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony. The medal is the nation's highest honor for science and technology. Bishop was one of eight medal winners honored. President George W. Bush presented ...
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California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research Opens at UCSF Mission Bay

March 8, 2005

Once relegated to subterranean space on the UCSF Parnassus campus, Sarah Nelson, professor of advanced imaging, now finds herself in the brand-new headquarters of the California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research at Mission Bay. The California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, or QB3, is the ...
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Tobacco Industry Pays Scientists to Challenge Secondhand Smoke's Link to Infant Death Risk

March 7, 2005

The link between secondhand smoke and sudden infant death has been discredited in the last few years in scientific articles paid for and influenced by cigarette manufacturers, according to a new study of once-secret industry documents. The key article, commissioned by Philip Morris and published ...
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Older Doctors Specializing in High Volume Screening Mammography Deliver More Accurate Results

March 1, 2005

Physicians who specialize in screening mammography and who have at least 25 years of experience are more accurate at interpreting the images and subject fewer women to the anxiety of false positives for cancer, when compared to physicians with less experience or those who don't ...
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Community Invited to 'Raising Hope' Benefit for Cancer Center

February 25, 2005

One of San Francisco's most popular social events, the "Raising Hope" gala will take place on Monday, March 14 at the scenic Treasure Island and feature performances by Tony Award-winning entertainers Bernadette Peters and Tommy Tune. The evening's festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with ...