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Brain Cancer Linked to Inherited Genetic Risk

July 6, 2009

UCSF scientists have discovered commonly inherited genetic risks for the deadliest types of brain tumors, marking the first time such a link has been definitively established. At least 20 percent of these advanced brain cancers may be attributable to the newly discovered genetic risks, according ...
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Study Identifies How Tamoxifen Stimulates Uterine Cell Growth and Cancer

July 3, 2009

UCSF researchers have identified a new "feed-forward" pathway linking estrogen receptors in the membrane of the uterus to a process that increases local estrogen levels and promotes cell growth. The research is significant in helping determine why tamoxifen and other synthetic estrogens are linked to ...
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Even in Weak Economy, Business Is Booming at UCSF Biotech Incubator

July 2, 2009

With San Francisco's office leasing market in the doldrums and availability up nearly 20 percent from last year, many property managers are doing whatever they can to entice new tenants. UCSF's Douglas Crawford, PhD, has the opposite problem. "We're chock-full, and my phone keeps ringing," ...
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GI Oncology Group Honored for Outstanding Patient Care

July 1, 2009

Members of UCSF's Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology group are the inaugural recipients of the Helen Diller Family Quality Award, an honor that recognizes exceptional commitment to providing superior patient care. The group, led by gastrointestinal cancer expert Alan Venook, MD, was named the top performer in ...
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New Biomarker Method Could Increase the Number of Diagnostic Tests for Cancer

June 30, 2009

A team of researchers, including several from UCSF, has demonstrated that a new method for detecting and quantifying protein biomarkers in body fluids may ultimately make it possible to screen multiple biomarkers in hundreds of patient samples, thus ensuring that only the strongest biomarker candidates ...
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Mercy Medical Center and UCSF Collaborate to Improve Cancer Care

June 27, 2009

RELEASED JOINTLY BY MERCY MEDICAL CENTER AND UCSF MEDICAL CENTER Mercy Medical Center Redding in Redding, Calif., and UCSF Medical Center have signed a letter of intent formalizing a collaboration that aims to improve cancer-related care for Mercy's patient population in the far northern region ...