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Faith Leaders Preach Healthful Living

April 1, 2013

Every Sunday, Pastor Arelious Walker stands at the pulpit at True Hope Church in Bayview and issues the same challenge to his congregation: Walk with me. He’s not speaking in religious terms.

Li Ka Shing Gift Supports UCSF Quest for Precision Medicine

Li Ka Shing Gift Supports UCSF Quest for Precision Medicine

March 22, 2013

The Li Ka Shing Foundation has pledged $2 million to support UC San Francisco’s efforts to advance precision medicine, an emerging field aimed at revolutionizing medical research and patient care.

UCSF Award Program Guides Promising Early-Stage Research Toward Patient Benefit

UCSF Award Program Guides Promising Early-Stage Research Toward Patient Benefit

March 21, 2013

An innovative project to develop a potential therapy to treat a wide range of cancers has won a major UC San Francisco award that aims to drive promising early-stage research through the complex process of translating ideas into patient benefit.

Biennial Mammograms Best After 50, Even For Women with Dense Breasts

Biennial Mammograms Best After 50, Even For Women with Dense Breasts

March 18, 2013

Screening for breast cancer every two years appears just as beneficial as yearly mammograms for women ages 50 to 74, with significantly fewer "false positives" - even for women whose breasts are dense or who use hormone therapy for menopause.

American Cancer Society to Honor Breast Cancer Specialist Laura Esserman

American Cancer Society to Honor Breast Cancer Specialist Laura Esserman

March 18, 2013

The American Cancer Society will pay tribute to Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, an internationally known leader in the field of breast cancer care and research.
 

Natural Killer Cells and the Immunology-based Progression of Cancer

Natural Killer Cells and the Immunology-based Progression of Cancer

March 15, 2013

As an undergrad and then a graduate student studying infectious disease and genetics, post-doctoral researcher Gundula Min-Oo, PhD, never imagined she'd find herself in the field of cancer research.