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Virtual Colonoscopy as Good as Other Colon Cancer Screening Methods, Study Says

September 18, 2008

CT colonography (CTC), known as virtual colonoscopy, is as accurate at screening for colorectal cancers and pre-cancerous polyps as conventional colonoscopy, the current screening standard, according to the National CT Colonography Trial, a nationwide multi-center study that included the San Francisco VA Medical Center. "This ...
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Plans for New UCSF Mission Bay Hospital to Go to Regents for Approval

September 15, 2008

UCSF Medical Center will be one step closer to breaking ground for a new hospital complex on the UCSF Mission Bay campus when an agenda item on the project's design, budget and environmental certification comes up for approval by the University of California Board of ...
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Taking Better Aim at Cancer: A Conversation with Gerard Evan

September 12, 2008

Like Isaac Newton long before him, UCSF's Gerard Evan, PhD, has been elected to an elite club of scientists, the British Royal Society. Indeed, he stands on the shoulders of scientific giants who went before. But Evan is armed with laboratory tools that his scientific ...
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DeRisi Wins Heinz Award

September 9, 2008

Joseph DeRisi, PhD, Howard Hughes medical investigator and professor of biochemistry at UCSF, today is one of five distinguished Americans selected to receive a $250,000 award presented by the Heinz Family Foundation. "As a scientist, Dr. DeRisi has made breakthrough discoveries that have provided clarity ...
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California Tobacco Control Program Saved Billions in Medical Costs

August 25, 2008

California's state tobacco control program saved $86 billion--in 2004 dollars -- in personal healthcare costs in its first 15 years, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. During the same period, the state spent only a total of $1.8 ...
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Inhibition of Myc Gene Shows Promise Against Cancer

August 20, 2008

New research from a mouse study at UCSF shows that therapies that block action of a gene called Myc may prove useful in fighting cancer. The findings were reported online on August 17, 2008, in Nature. Corresponding author Gerard Evan, PhD, of UCSF says, "These ...