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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...