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Mission Bay Medical Center Reflects Latest Research on How Design Affects Health Outcomes

Mission Bay Medical Center Reflects Latest Research on How Design Affects Health Outcomes

November 17, 2011

The new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is planned as a shining example of evidence-based hospital design, an increasingly prevalent trend built on research suggesting that design can improve health outcomes by increasing safety and reducing stress among patients, their families and hospital staff.

Tamoxifen Resistance - And How to Defeat It

Tamoxifen Resistance - And How to Defeat It

November 14, 2011

In the last three decades, thousands of women with breast cancer have taken the drug tamoxifen, only to discover that the therapy doesn’t work, either because their tumors do not respond to the treatment at all, or because they develop resistance to it over time.

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Clinical Trial Shows First Evidence That Anal Cancer Is Preventable

October 27, 2011

A large, international clinical trial led by doctors at the University of California, San Francisco indicates that a vaccine to prevent anal cancer is safe and effective, according to a study reported in the October 27, 2011 issue of New England Journal of Medicine.

Kennedy Joins UCSF Panel to Discuss Brain Cancer

Kennedy Joins UCSF Panel to Discuss Brain Cancer

October 26, 2011

Mitchel Berger, professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, left, talks about caring for patients with brain cancer and their caregivers during a panel discussion featuring Vicki Kennedy, right. Long before the term “patient-centered” became a common catch phrase in health care ...
Three Women Lead UCSF’s $25 Million Fundraising Initiative to Fight Brain Cancer

Three Women Lead UCSF’s $25 Million Fundraising Initiative to Fight Brain Cancer

October 26, 2011

Members of the audience listen to a panel discussion featuring clinicians and caregivers talking about caring for a patient suffering from brain cancer at a recent event at UCSF Mission Bay. As a $25-million fundraising campaign gets underway for the UCSF Department of Neurological ...
Extra Vitamin E Linked to Prostate Cancer, But Diet Still Merits Study

Extra Vitamin E Linked to Prostate Cancer, But Diet Still Merits Study

October 24, 2011

Taking vitamin E supplements appear to increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer, according to a study that appears in the Oct. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. A multi-institutional team of researchers reported findings from the Selenium and Vitamin E ...