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Provenge, a New Prostate Cancer Vaccine, Will Soon Be Available at UCSF

May 22, 2010

The cancer vaccine sipuleucel-T -- now commercially branded as Provenge -- will soon be available at a select group of medical centers nationwide, including UCSF. Provenge is a newly-approved, life-extending prostate cancer treatment for men with advanced disease. Medical centers that helped to carry out ...
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Grove Gift Launches Translational Medicine Program at UCSF and UC Berkeley

May 21, 2010

Former Intel Corp. chief executive Andy Grove has pledged $1.5 million to two University of California campuses -- San Francisco and Berkeley - to jointly launch the first program of its kind aimed at accelerating the translation of cutting-edge research into advances in patient care.
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UCSF Turns to Targeted Treatments to Boost Brain Tumor Survival in Children

May 18, 2010

Targeted therapies tailored to the unique biology of brain tumors may offer renewed hope to children diagnosed with the number one cause of cancer death, according to faculty at UCSF Children's Hospital. An estimated 4,030 new cases of brain and central nervous system tumors in ...
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Breakthrough Method Predicts Risk of Invasive Breast Cancer

April 28, 2010

For the first time, scientists have discovered a way to predict whether women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) - the most common form of non-invasive breast cancer - are at risk of developing more invasive tumors in later years. As a result of the ...
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Some HPV Infection May Be Linked to Increased Risk of HIV Acquisition in Women

April 9, 2010

UCSF researchers have found a novel association between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and increased HIV acquisition in women. The study team also identified specific types of HPV associated with HIV infection, suggesting a biological basis for HIV transmission to women. "The finding is not conclusive ...
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Flame Retardants, PCBs, and Pesticides Found in Blood of Young Girls

March 18, 2010

Banned chemicals -- present in amounts higher than levels found in recent years in US adults -- are turning up in the blood of young girls being studied in California and Ohio. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente Northern California, UCSF and the California Department of Public ...