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Health, Prognosis Not Taken Into Account When Treating Older Lung Cancer Patients, Study Finds

May 1, 2012

In a study of patients 65 and older with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), younger patients were more likely to receive treatment than older patients, regardless of overall health and prognosis.

UCSF Chancellor Announces Health Sciences Education Initiative

UCSF Chancellor Announces Health Sciences Education Initiative

April 26, 2012

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, announced a four-year $100 million fund-raising initiative during her April 24 speech marking the beginning of commencement season at the University.

 

Brain Cancer Vaccine Proves Effective

Brain Cancer Vaccine Proves Effective

April 17, 2012

A new brain cancer vaccine tailored to individual patients by using material from their own tumors has proven effective in a multicenter phase 2 clinical trial at extending their lives by several months or longer. The patients suffered from recurrent glioblastoma multiforme—which kills thousands of Americans every year.

An Achilles Heel of AML

An Achilles Heel of AML

April 16, 2012

The key to treating one of the most common types of human leukemia may lie within mutations in a gene called FLT3, according to new research led by physician-scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UCSF's Frank McCormick Now Leads World's Largest Cancer Research Association

UCSF's Frank McCormick Now Leads World's Largest Cancer Research Association

April 10, 2012

Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, director of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF, was elected president of the 35,000-member American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s largest organization of its kind dedicated to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication and collaboration.

Integrative Medicine Classes Help Breast Cancer Survivors Recover

Integrative Medicine Classes Help Breast Cancer Survivors Recover

March 26, 2012

Breast cancer survivor Helen Robillard closes her eyes as she gently rotates her arms clockwise. Her movements are measured and deliberate; her breathing slow and purposeful.