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Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

UCSF to Become Nearly Smoke Free by July 1

June 3, 2005

In a major step to provide a safe and healthy environment, UCSF will significantly reduce on-campus smoking areas to protect human health. With the exception of only a few, small designated areas for patients and visitors, all University-owned or leased property will be smoke-free effective ...

Study Shows Philip Morris Pursued Tobacco Regulation to Enhance Its Image

May 24, 2005

A new study by UCSF School of Nursing researchers shows that Philip Morris sought to enhance its image by supporting Food and Drug Administration regulation of tobacco. Philip Morris was among major U.S. tobacco companies that previously sued the FDA when it attempted to regulate ...

Intergenerational Pen Pals Will Share Stories of Growth and Change

April 19, 2005

A dramatic reading of letters between critically ill adults and healthy teenagers will be performed on Wednesday, June 1, in San Rafael. The public is invited to witness the "Firefly Project" at 7:00 pm in Hoytt Theater at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...