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Lung Cancer Survivors Find Reason for Hope

December 11, 2006

In a room overflowing with people at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, David Jablons, MD, professor and chief of thoracic surgery, gave the audience, many of whom are patients under his care, a reason to hope. "We are making progress -- there are exciting sciences ...

Cancer Immunoresistance Linked to Loss of Tumor Suppressor Gene

December 10, 2006

Cancer immunoresistance may be partially due to loss of a well-known tumor suppressor gene, according to new research led by Andrew T. Parsa, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. The findings are reported today (December 10) online ...

UCSF Scientists Honored for Pioneering Studies of Aging, Cancer, Learning and Memory

December 7, 2006

UCSF's Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, and Roger Nicoll, MD, have each received a 2006 Peter Gruber Prize, awarded annually to individuals in various disciplines who have made discoveries and contributions that effect fundamental shifts in human knowledge and culture. Blackburn received the 2006 Genetics Prize for ...

Are Most Lung Cancer Deaths Among Long-Term Smokers Preventable with Affordable Screening?

December 5, 2006

Lung tumors are the leading cancer killer, striking down more than 160,000 Americans each year. A large majority of lung cancer deaths might be prevented by screening exams. At least that's what the principal investigator of a recent, controversial study says. Interim results of the ...

Papers of UCSF Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus Added to NLM Profiles in Science Website

December 1, 2006

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, December 1, 2006 The National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health, announced today the release of an extensive selection from the papers of molecular biologist and science administrator, Harold Varmus, on its Profiles in ...

"Cancer Prognosis Gene Found to Control the Fate of Breast Cells

November 30, 2006

Scientists have discovered an unsuspected role for a gene known to be one of the best predictors of human breast cancer outcome. The gene, called GATA-3, is in a family of genes that guides development of stem cells into mature cells. University of California, San ...