University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Study Finds Brain Tumor Treatment Can Vary Greatly

February 2, 2005

Primary malignant brain tumors are not very common -- about 9,000 patients diagnosed per year -- and are associated with a poor prognosis. Treatment of these patients varies greatly among academic and community centers and can be in conflict with accepted guidelines of care, according ...

Silverman Named 2005 School of Dentistry Faculty Research Award Winner

January 31, 2005

Sol Silverman, Jr., professor of Oral Medicine in the Department of Orofacial Sciences at the UCSF School of Dentistry, has been named recipient of the 2005 School of Dentistry Faculty Researcher Lecturer Award for his outstanding research contributions. Silverman will deliver his presentation, "Selected Topics ...

Study Reveals Tobacco Industry Continuing to Challenge Cancer-Smoking Link

January 18, 2005

A study of once-confidential tobacco industry documents reveals that in the past few years several tobacco companies have continued to support research challenging the link between cancer and a potent carcinogen found in cigarette smoke. The companies continued this approach even after a landmark 1996 ...