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Revolutionary Statewide UC Collaboration Targets Breast Cancer

September 29, 2009

The University of California is launching an unprecedented statewide collaboration for breast cancer patients with the goal of revolutionizing the course of their care by designing and testing new approaches to research, technology and health care delivery. Named the ATHENA Breast Health Network, the groundbreaking ...
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UCSF Stem Cell Investigator Awarded Funding for Brain Cancer Research

September 24, 2009

UCSF neurosurgeon and stem cell researcher Daniel Lim, MD, PhD, has been awarded $600,000 to study how neural stem cells can become cancerous and maintain their lethal characteristics as they divide and spread. Lim, an assistant professor and director of restorative neurosurgery in the Department ...
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Support Service for Breast Cancer Patients Hailed as Model of Innovation

September 21, 2009

A UCSF service that helps breast cancer patients navigate through difficult treatment decisions has been selected as a national model of care by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. Decision Services, a 6-year-old program offered to patients of UCSF's Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center ...
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UCSF Scientists Illuminate How MicroRNAs Drive Tumor Progression

September 16, 2009

UCSF researchers have identified collections of tiny molecules known as microRNAs that affect distinct processes critical for the progression of cancer. The findings, they say, expand researchers' understanding of the important regulatory function of microRNAs in tumor biology and point to new directions for future ...
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UCSF Researchers Program Cells to Be Remote-controlled by Light

September 13, 2009

UCSF researchers have genetically encoded mouse cells to respond to light, creating cells that can be trained to follow a light beam or stop on command like microscopic robots. This is the first time researchers have been able to import a light controlled "on-off switch" ...
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New Research Strategy for Understanding Drug Resistance in Leukemia

September 3, 2009

UCSF researchers have developed a new approach to identify specific genes that influence how cancer cells respond to drugs and how they become resistant. This strategy, which involves producing diverse genetic mutations that result in leukemia and associating specific mutations with treatment outcomes, will enable ...