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UCSF Medical Center and Renown Institute for Cancer Join Forces to Enhance Local Patient Care

September 25, 2010

Released jointly by UCSF and Renown Health Renown Institute for Cancer in Reno and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the two leading cancer programs in their regions, have joined forces to enhance patient care and improve access to top level medical experts.
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Ferrera’s Lasker Award-Winning Research Began at UCSF

September 24, 2010

A new generation of cancer drugs and a successful treatment for an eye disease that can lead to blindness are the fruits of two decades of work by former UCSF postdoctoral fellow and current Genentech scientist Napoleone Ferrara, MD, who has just been named the ...
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Physical Limitations Take a Significant Toll in Breast Cancer Survivors

September 24, 2010

Released Jointly by UCSF and Kaiser Permanente Northern California Basic physical limitations following breast cancer treatment can have far-reaching consequences that substantially affect how long a patient lives. According to a new study published online in "The Journal of the National Cancer Institute," breast cancer ...
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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 ...