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CT Screening for Lung Cancer among Heavy Smokers Saves Lives

November 9, 2010

CT scans to detect lung cancer early can save lives, according to a study of 53,456 current and former smokers ages 55 to 74. The study findings were announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) -- which funded the massive study -- on Novembers ...
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Genetics Research Accelerates Pace of Knowledge Gains

November 2, 2010

New technologies and techniques continue to accelerate the pace of discovery in human genetics research, a fact made clear by scientists who spoke about their searches for important mutations, gene variants and answers to basic biological questions at the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics' fifth-anniversary ...
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Giants Greats Bring Piece of World Series to Patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

October 28, 2010

Giants fever came to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital today (Oct. 27) when San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry, Giants legend Vida Blue and mascot Lou Seal visited patients battling cancer. The Giants, Major League Baseball and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) teamed up ...
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UCSF Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Mission Bay Medical Center

October 27, 2010

After a decade in the works, UCSF broke ground on Tuesday on a state-of-the-art and sustainable medical center at Mission Bay - a 289-bed, 878,000 square-foot complex that promises to transform care for women, children and cancer patients. More than 200 community members, elected officials, ...
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Breast Cancer Project Lauded for Helping Rural Underserved

October 25, 2010

A UCSF cancer education project has received the 2010 Faith Fancher Award from the California Breast Cancer Research Program, as well as a $600,000 grant recognizing the best proposal focused on underserved populations. The project is led by Jeffrey Belkora, PhD, director of Decision Services ...
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Cell Phones Pose Health Risks, Says Devra Davis at UCSF Seminar

October 25, 2010

Heavy cell-phone use over many years may threaten one's health, according to well-known environmental activist, cancer epidemiologist, and author Devra Davis, MPH, PhD, who spoke recently at a seminar on the UCSF Parnassus campus. Pressing a cell phone against the ear, day-after-day, year-after-year, and exposing ...