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UCSF Spinoff Calithera Shows Promise of Translational Research

July 20, 2010

With innovation as the watchword, a biotech spinoff from the UCSF School of Pharmacy announced a $40 million Series A round of investment last week -- hailed by an investor as "one of the largest first rounds of financing in some time." Calithera Biosciences, which ...
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Miaskowski First Nurse Scientist to Receive ACS Clinical Research Professorship

July 16, 2010

Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN, associate dean, professor, and Sharon A. Lamb Endowed Chair in Nursing at the UCSF School of Nursing, is the first nurse scientist to be named an American Cancer Society (ACS) Clinical Research Professor. An internationally recognized expert on pain and ...
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UCSF Medical Center Named a Top 10 Hospital Nationwide for Tenth Consecutive Year

July 15, 2010

UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation’s top 10 premier hospitals for the tenth consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the new 2010-11 America’s Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report. UCSF is named the seventh best ...
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UCSF Nobel Laureate Is Sworn in as Head of the National Cancer Institute

July 15, 2010

Harold Varmus, MD, who was a UCSF faculty member for more than two decades, was sworn into office on Monday, July 12, as the new director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Varmus came to UCSF in ...
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One-Dose Radiation Found Effective for Early Breast Cancer

June 8, 2010

A single dose of radiation administered during surgery is as effective for patients with early forms of breast cancer as standard radiation therapy that can take as long as six weeks, according to new research findings. A 10-year, international multicenter clinical trial found single-dose intraoperative ...
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UCSF Analyses Detail Tobacco Industry Influence on Health Policy

May 27, 2010

Three new UCSF studies describe the wide reach of the tobacco industry and its influence on young people, military veterans and national health care reform. The analyses will be published in a special July edition of the American Journal of Public Health titled "Modeling to ...