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UCSF Medical Center Using Newest High-Tech Tool for Brain Disorders

December 3, 2007

The most advanced noninvasive, radiosurgery tool for treating a variety of brain disorders -- including tumors -- is now being used by specialists at UCSF Medical Center. The new machine expands UCSF's ability to provide state-of-the-art, specialized care to patients. Called the Leksell Gamma Knife ...
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UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Name Becomes Official

November 19, 2007

Top leaders from the campus and UCSF Medical Center gathered at Mount Zion today to commemorate the official naming of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Chancellor J. Michael Bishop, MD, began by noting that the occasion was a celebration to debut a ...
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UCSF Cancer Center Gets New Name Today

November 19, 2007

The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center is getting a new name today (November 19). During a special ceremony at the Mount Zion campus today, the cancer center will be renamed the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Helen Diller and her family are longtime residents ...
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Nicotine Addiction Slashed in Test of New Cigarette Smoking Strategy

November 14, 2007

Scientists are reporting the first successful strategy to reduce smokers' nicotine dependence while allowing them to continue smoking. The study provides strong support for proposals now being considered in Congress to authorize FDA regulation of cigarette smoking, according to the research team. The key to ...
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UCSF Hosts Exhibit on Historic Tobacco Advertising

November 14, 2007

The UCSF Library and Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education are hosting "Not a Cough in a Carload: Images from the Tobacco Industry's Campaign to Hide the Hazards of Smoking." This exhibit of historic cigarette advertising and promotional items was curated by Robert Jackler ...
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Kerner Receives France's Legion d'Honneur from President Nicolas Sarkozy

November 14, 2007

John Kerner, MD, a World War II veteran from California who participated in the Liberation of France, was awarded France's Legion d'Honneur by President Nicolas Sarkozy during a special ceremony in Washington, DC on Nov. 6. To express France's eternal gratitude to those who crossed ...