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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 ...
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UCSF Chancellor, Three Faculty Named to Institute of Medicine

October 11, 2010

UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, and three UCSF faculty are among the 65 newly elected members to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an independent, nonprofit organization that works to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to improve health. The new members were announced today (Oct.
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First US Trial of Brain Tumor Dye Featured on ABC 7

October 7, 2010

An Oct. 5 and 6 KGO-TV medical profile featured Mitchel S. Berger, MD, professor and chairman of the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery, discussing a new clinical trial that aims to prevent brain tumors from recurring by dying tumor cells a phosphorescent orange, making them ...