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Preserving Fertility of Women with Cancer Is Often Neglected

September 21, 2010

Cancer and infertility can be a double blow. Many women become infertile following cancer treatment. And because more women are living longer thanks to modern chemotherapy and radiation treatment, more are later discovering that they cannot bear children. On the bright side, techniques to enable ...
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Girls With No Father at Home Undergo Sexual Development Sooner, Study Finds

September 18, 2010

Sexual development is more likely to occur earlier when a girl's father doesn't live in the home, but only in higher-income not lower-income families, according to new study findings reported by a research team led by scientists from the University of California and Kaiser Permanente ...
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Regents Clear Way for UCSF to Break Ground on Mission Bay Hospitals

September 16, 2010

The University of California Board of Regents today unanimously approved funding plans for the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. The Board's action is the final endorsement for the project, clearing the way for UCSF to break ground on a world-class hospital complex for ...
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UCSF’s Nobel Laureate Stands up to Cancer

September 10, 2010

UCSF’s Nobel laureate and molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, president of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), will deliver a prime time public service announcement today for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). SU2C, a one-hour, commercial-free program to raise funds for groundbreaking translational research ...
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UCSF Receives $15 Million to Advance Personalized Medicine

September 8, 2010

UCSF scientists will receive two grants totaling $15.1 million over the next five years to expand their research into how genes affect an individual's response to medication and to strengthen a global network of researchers involved in these efforts. The UCSF team is the largest ...
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Blood Stem Cell, Leukemia Link Illuminated in UCSF-led Study

August 16, 2010

A UCSF-led team has discovered at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia. Their finding also may explain, they say, why some other age-related hematological disorders develop. The study, reported in ...