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Expert to Talk about Body's Natural Defenses in Preventing, Treating Cancer

January 14, 2010

David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, a physician, neuroscientist, science writer, founding member of Doctors Without Borders and clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will speak at UCSF on preventing and treating cancer. Members of the UCSF community are invited to ...
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St. Helena Hospital Cancer Center Affiliates with the UCSF Medical Center to Enhance Local Cancer Ca

January 13, 2010

Released jointly by St. Helena Hospital and UCSF Medical Center The Martin-O'Neil Cancer Center at St. Helena Hospital and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF Medical Center have begun an affiliation that will provide North Bay patients with access to clinical ...
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UCSF Study Finds African-Americans Bear Disproportionate Burden of Smoking Costs in California

January 13, 2010

African Americans comprise six percent of the California adult population, yet they account for over eight percent of the state's smoking-attributable health care expenditures and 13 percent of smoking-attributable mortality costs, according to a new analysis by UCSF researchers. In order to provide an objective ...
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UCSF Researchers Are Mapping DNA from 100,000 People for Unique Kaiser Database

January 13, 2010

Mother Nature's tightly held secrets to healthy aging are in danger of being wrested away. The genes we inherit, the lives we lead and the places we live all affect our chances to evade major diseases and to maintain health as we grow older. To ...
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New Research on CT Radiation Exposures, Risks, Fuels Growing Concern

December 18, 2009

The use of computed tomography (CT) scans in medicine to diagnose disease, and in many cases save lives, has exploded in recent decades. The down side, a new study concludes, is that the radiation US patients receive from these medical exams will eventually result in ...
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Variable Doses of Radiation Raise Safety Concerns for CT Procedures

December 14, 2009

Radiation doses from common CT procedures vary widely and are higher than generally thought, raising concerns about increased risk for cancer, according to a new study led by UCSF imaging specialists. "In day-to-day clinical practice, we found significant variation in the radiation doses for the ...