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Some Skin Cancer May Be Mediated by Primary Cilia Activity

August 24, 2009

Tiny, solitary spikes that stick out of nearly every cell in the body play a central role in a type of skin cancer, new research has found. The discovery in mice shows that the microscopic structures known as primary cilia can either suppress or promote ...
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Pioneer Personalizes Breast Cancer Treatment

August 21, 2009

Laura van 't Veer, PhD, has changed the way physicians look at breast cancer. Tumors differ from each other genetically. And thanks to van 't Veer's pioneering vision, oncologists now use a new generation of genetic tests to help make treatment decisions. Fewer women with ...
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UCSF Breast Cancer Specialists Lead the Way Translating Research

August 21, 2009

UCSF breast cancer faculty who are leading the way in personalized medicine and translational research were featured recently at a forum hosted by noted breast surgeon Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, long-time director of UCSF's Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. The event explored a range ...
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UCSF Researchers Identify New Drug Target for Kaposi's Sarcoma

July 29, 2009

UCSF researchers have identified a new potential drug target for the herpes virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma, re-opening the possibility of using the class of drugs called protease inhibitors against the full herpes family of viruses, which for 20 years has been deemed too difficult ...
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Prostate Cancer Researcher to Hold New Endowed Chair in Urology

July 28, 2009

UCSF cancer researcher and epidemiologist June Chan, ScD, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Steven and Christine Burd-Safeway Endowed Chair in the Department of Urology. Chan, as associate professor in the Department of Urology and the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, has focused ...
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UCSF Leads Consortium to Radically Change Cancer Drug Development

July 22, 2009

Scientists at universities and pharmaceutical companies alike in the next several years may be working in a transformed research environment, one in which ideas may more quickly and cheaply be translated into effective therapies to treat a wide array of life-robbing illnesses. Instead of targeting ...