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UCSF Prostate Cancer Survivor Grows a Beard for a Good Cause

UCSF Prostate Cancer Survivor Grows a Beard for a Good Cause

September 1, 2011

For the first time in his life, 50-year-old Art Wagner is growing a beard. He wants people to ask why. He will tell them that he is a survivor of prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in men. He will tell them that ...
Dreamforce Event to Feature UCSF Dream Team on September 1

Dreamforce Event to Feature UCSF Dream Team on September 1

August 29, 2011

Linda Giudice remembers the day, about 10 years ago, when a woman she was treating asked if her multiple miscarriages might have been the result of growing up on the Love Canal, a former toxic waste site near Niagara Falls. That conversation led to a ...
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UCSF Study Shows Greater Impact of Chemotherapy on Fertility

August 24, 2011

Current estimates of the impact of chemotherapy on women’s reproductive health are too low, according to a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) study. The researchers say their analysis of the age-specific, long-term effects of chemotherapy provides new insights that will help patients and clinicians ...
Taxpayer Film Subsidies Promote Youth Smoking

Taxpayer Film Subsidies Promote Youth Smoking

August 23, 2011

State governments, including California as well as others in Canada and the United Kingdom, pour hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars into major motion pictures that depict smoking – leading to thousands of new teen smokers every year, a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) ...
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UC Experts Explain Radiation Risks – Real and Relative

August 12, 2011

What ills do we risk from radiation to which we are exposed naturally, by choice, or by accident? The question looms large in the aftermath of the meltdown of fuel rods from nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan. Months later, hot ...
New UCSF Cancer Care Affiliation with Community Hospital In Monterey

New UCSF Cancer Care Affiliation with Community Hospital In Monterey

August 1, 2011

A new collaboration has begun between the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula that will enhance patient care and access to clinical trials. The affiliation builds on the expertise already offered at Community Hospital, recipient of the ...