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Tobacco Company Misrepresented Danger from Cigarettes, Study Finds

Tobacco Company Misrepresented Danger from Cigarettes, Study Finds

January 6, 2012

A new UCSF analysis of tobacco industry documents shows that Philip Morris USA manipulated data on the effects of additives in cigarettes, including menthol, obscuring actual toxicity levels and increasing the risk of heart, cancer and other diseases for smokers.

UCSF Cancer-Drug Spinoff Acquired for $190M

UCSF Cancer-Drug Spinoff Acquired for $190M

December 23, 2011

A cancer drug company founded by UCSF Professor Kevan Shokat, PhD, has been acquired by Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceuticals in an effort to add two novel drug projects to Takeda’s pipeline of potential oncology therapies.

UCSF Biochemist Wins Prestigious Prize

UCSF Biochemist Wins Prestigious Prize

December 22, 2011

Peter Walter, PhD, a professor in the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department within the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco has been awarded the 2012 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for his “outstanding research achievements in the field of cell biology.”

Breast Cancers at Lower-Risk Detected with Widespread Use of Mammograms

Breast Cancers at Lower-Risk Detected with Widespread Use of Mammograms

December 19, 2011

As a woman ages, her chances of being diagnosed with a lower-risk breast tumor increase, according to a novel study led by UCSF which found that for women over 50, a substantial number of cancers detected by mammograms have good prognoses.

Stem Cell and Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell and other Genetic Diseases

Stem Cell and Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell and other Genetic Diseases

December 13, 2011

A cure for sickle cell anemia and other life-threatening genetic disorders that arise in the blood is the goal of a new $6.7-million, five-year research project headed by UCSF scientist Y. W. Kan, a pioneer of modern genetics and the diagnosis of genetic diseases before birth.

UCSF to Receive Tobacco Papers, Funding to Improve Public Access to the Documents

UCSF to Receive Tobacco Papers, Funding to Improve Public Access to the Documents

December 13, 2011

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a proposed consent order today with a federal district court that finalizes requirements for three major tobacco companies to make internal documents public in accordance with an earlier ruling that the companies violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.