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Childhood Leukemia Clusters: A Conversation with Joseph Wiemels

October 3, 2008

Far from the media eye, UCSF epidemiologist Joseph Wiemels, PhD, makes trips to Fallon, Nevada, a rural town of 8,000 about 60 miles east of Reno on a lonesome stretch of Highway 50, to investigate what he calls the most unusual concentration of residential childhood ...
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Major NIH Award Supports Epigenomics Research

October 2, 2008

First there was the Human Genome Project, aimed at mapping all human DNA and understanding how the genetic code defines and controls genes. Now the federal government is sponsoring a big push to understand how another kind of biological code helps determine what we are.
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Dillon Wins Gold Medal from American Society of Head and Neck Radiology

October 1, 2008

William P. Dillon, MD, the Elizabeth A. Guillaumin Endowed Chair, executive vice chair of radiology and section chief of neuroradiology, recently received the 2008 Gold Medal from American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR). Dillon was honored on Sept. 11 during the 42nd Annual ...
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San Francisco Bay Swim to Benefit Child Cancer Care at UCSF

September 24, 2008

Swimming enthusiasts are invited to join a team of Olympians for Swim Across America's third annual San Francisco Bay Area Open Water Swim on Saturday, October 18. The events benefits cancer care at UCSF Children's Hospital. The 1.5-mile swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to ...
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Documentary Depicts Challenges of Caregiving

September 22, 2008

The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, in association with the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery, has created a documentary about family caregiving for loved ones with aggressive forms of brain cancer. UCSF teamed with Open Eye Pictures, an award-winning, nonprofit production company, to create ...
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Early Puberty and Early Exposure to Breast Cancer Risks: A Conversation with Robert Hiatt

September 19, 2008

Breast cancer became more and more common during the last decades of the 20th century. Although the pace of new breast cancer diagnosis finally has reached a plateau, breast cancer remains the most often diagnosed cancer among US women. The mystery of high breast cancer ...