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Aggressive Surgery for Nonfatal Skin Cancers Might Not Be Best for All Elderly Patients

Aggressive Surgery for Nonfatal Skin Cancers Might Not Be Best for All Elderly Patients

April 29, 2013

Surgery is often recommended for skin cancers, but older, sicker patients can endure complications as a result and may not live long enough to benefit from the treatment.

Three UC San Francisco Scientists Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three UC San Francisco Scientists Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 24, 2013

Three UC San Francisco scientists have been selected to join the 2013 class of one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies for top scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders.

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NIH and FDA Officials Join UCSF Chancellor to Talk Precision Medicine

April 20, 2013

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, joined Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Peggy Hamburg, MD, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, to talk about precision medicine in the lead up to the OME Precision Medicine Summit at UCSF.

Smoking from Hookah Not a Harmless Alternative to Cigarettes

Smoking from Hookah Not a Harmless Alternative to Cigarettes

April 17, 2013

Smoking tobacco through a hookah is a pastime gaining popularity among the college crowd, but many of them mistakenly believe that using the fragrant water pipe is less harmful than smoking cigarettes.

Genetic Markers Linked To the Development of Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors

Genetic Markers Linked To the Development of Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors

April 16, 2013

A new UC San Francisco study has found a clear association between certain genes and the development of lymphedema, a painful and chronic condition that often occurs after breast cancer surgery and some other cancer treatments.

 
New Brain Cancer Treatment May be More Effective, Less Toxic

New Brain Cancer Treatment May be More Effective, Less Toxic

April 8, 2013

A Phase 2 clinical trial testing a new protocol for treating a relatively rare form of brain cancer, primary CNS lymphoma, may change the standard of care for this disease, according to doctors at UC San Francisco who led the research.