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Imaging Lab Draws from Impressive Arsenal to Fight Major Health Threats

April 30, 2009

Surrounded by cutting-edge equipment most people couldn't even turn on, much less operate, researchers at a UCSF imaging laboratory are using innovative techniques to study and improve the treatment of life-altering medical conditions, from cancer to multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. The Margaret Hart Surbeck ...
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UCSF Oncologist Led Early Clinical Trials of Provenge

April 28, 2009

Prostate cancer patients who have advanced disease that no longer responds to hormone-blocking therapy might become the first to benefit from a new type of cancer drug. With these new immunotherapies, the patients' own immune cells are supercharged to better fight the disease, says a ...
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UCSF Offers Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screenings on May 1

April 27, 2009

In observance of Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week, UCSF will provide members of the public with free, drop-in screenings for oral, head and neck cancers on Friday, May 1. Sponsored by the UCSF Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery's oncology practice, the screenings ...
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AAAS Elects Four UCSF Faculty as Fellows

April 24, 2009

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS) has elected four members of the UCSF faculty as fellows of one of the nation's top honorary societies. The four new fellows from UCSF are: * Abul Abbas, MBBS, professor and chair of the Department of Pathology, ...
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Dental School Names New Associate Dean for Research

April 23, 2009

Richard Jordan, DDS, PhD, has been appointed the new associate dean for research in the UCSF School of Dentistry. The appointment will be effective May 1, 2009. Jordan will replace John Greenspan, BDS, PhD, who has stepped down after years of outstanding service in this ...
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Moles, Melanomas and Mouse Models

April 22, 2009

A melanoma may start out looking just a little different from a normal mole. But it may end up being every bit as deadly as cancers that first arise in vital organs. When melanoma is diagnosed late, the prognosis is bad. Better treatment is a ...