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Comedian Gives a Dose of Fun to Young Patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Comedian Gives a Dose of Fun to Young Patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

July 22, 2011

Nancy Gamble, who was treated at the UCSF Medical Center for Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia which is now in remission, has pledged $1 million to the adult Hematopoietic Malignancies program. Gamble greets Lloyd Damon, MD, professor of hematology/oncology, at UCSF on July 20 while her friend ...
UCSF Medical Center Named Top 10 Hospital for 11th Consecutive Year

UCSF Medical Center Named Top 10 Hospital for 11th Consecutive Year

July 19, 2011

UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation’s top 10 premier hospitals for the 11th consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the 2011-12 America’s Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report. UCSF was named the seventh best hospital ...
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Viewing Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness in a Unique Way

July 8, 2011

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), used with a novel pyruvate chemical compound that is specially labeled to be read by the MRI machine, is being applied for the first time in humans to study the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in patients and the success of prostate ...
Customize Starting Age and Frequency of Mammograms

Customize Starting Age and Frequency of Mammograms

July 7, 2011

Mammograms should not be done on a one-size fits all basis, but instead should be personalized based on a woman’s age, the density of her breasts, her family history of breast cancer and other factors including her own values. That’s the conclusion of a new ...
UCSF-Led Team Decodes Evolution of Skin and Ovarian Cancer Cells

UCSF-Led Team Decodes Evolution of Skin and Ovarian Cancer Cells

June 29, 2011

A team of researchers led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has developed a way to uncover the evolution of human cancer cells, determining the order in which mutations emerge in them as they wend their way from a normal, healthy ...
UCSF Stem Cell, Cancer Scientist Honored for Pioneering Studies

UCSF Stem Cell, Cancer Scientist Honored for Pioneering Studies

June 22, 2011

UCSF’s Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD, has received the 2011 Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Stem Cell Research, for his pioneering research on the role of molecular tools known as microRNAs in embryonic stem cells and cancer. MicroRNAs play a subtle, but ...