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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 ...
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UCSF-led Team Discovers Familial Link in Rare Childhood Leukemia

August 10, 2010

A UCSF-led team has discovered a direct link between an inherited genetic mutation, a set of developmental abnormalities and a rare form of childhood leukemia called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, or JMML. The study demonstrates a new familial link in JMML and has significant implications, the ...
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Surgery Better than Radiation, Hormone Treatments for Some Prostate Cancer, Study Shows

August 5, 2010

Surgery for localized prostate cancer offers a significantly higher survival rate than either external-beam radiation or hormonal therapies, according to a new study led by researchers at UCSF. The differences among therapies were more prominent at higher levels of cancer risk, and suggest, the researchers ...
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McCormick Is Honored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology

July 30, 2010

Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the recipient of the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology's Science of Oncology Award and Lecture. An internationally recognized molecular biologist and cancer researcher, McCormick's contributions include the development of ...