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Study Sheds Light on How Pancreatic Cancer Begins

Study Sheds Light on How Pancreatic Cancer Begins

November 29, 2012

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is particularly devastating since the prognosis for recovery is usually poor, with the cancer most often not detected until late stages.

Six UCSF Researchers Named Fellows of National Scientific Society

Six UCSF Researchers Named Fellows of National Scientific Society

November 29, 2012

Six UCSF researchers have been selected this year as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for scientific work or socially distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.

Cigarette Pack Health Warning Labels in US Lag Behind World

Cigarette Pack Health Warning Labels in US Lag Behind World

November 16, 2012

Health warning labels have adorned cigarette packages since 1966, when they first appeared in the United States. And in the decades since, they have spread steadily around the world – in many instances, becoming more strongly worded, more prominently placed and more graphic over time.

Personalized Medicine From Genomics and Bioinformatics Highlighted at UCSF Genetics Symposium

Personalized Medicine From Genomics and Bioinformatics Highlighted at UCSF Genetics Symposium

November 14, 2012

Personalized medicine advances arising from genetic discoveries were the primary focus of wide-ranging presentations at the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics 2012 Symposium on Nov. 5.

Chernobyl Cleanup Workers Had Significantly Increased Risk of Leukemia

Chernobyl Cleanup Workers Had Significantly Increased Risk of Leukemia

November 8, 2012

A 20-year study following 110,645 workers who helped clean up after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in the former Soviet territory of Ukraine shows that the workers share a significant increased risk of developing leukemia.

Molecular Lung Cancer Test Identifies Patients at High Risk of Death Even After Surgery

Molecular Lung Cancer Test Identifies Patients at High Risk of Death Even After Surgery

November 1, 2012

One of the toughest issues facing patients who have surgery for very early-stage lung cancer is uncertainty: Despite complete removal of their small lung tumors and no evidence of metastasis, at least one quarter of patients harbor tiny, undetectable clumps of cancer cells that have already spread outside their lungs and will kill them within a few years.