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Caregivers Documentary to Air on UCTV Today

June 9, 2008

UCSF's 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. The film, titled The Caregivers, follows patients and families as they struggle through an ...
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UCSF Stem Cell and Cancer Symposium

May 29, 2008

A new chapter in the saga of the war on cancer is being written. The subject is cancer stem cells. If more patients are to survive, then these cells must die. But many targeted treatments might be missing them. Communication between cancer experts and stem ...
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Firefly Project Features Live Reading of Letters from Patients and Their Teenage Pen Pals

May 28, 2008

Members of the public are invited to attend a live dramatic reading of letters written by adults coping with life-threatening illnesses and their healthy teenage pen pals at the annual Firefly Project Adaptation on Wednesday, June 4. The event, with works read by the actual ...
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UCSF's Glantz Slams Hollywood's Lax Enforcement of Tobacco Rating

May 28, 2008

A gadfly with giant wings, UCSF's Stan Glantz, PhD, knows how to cause a stir. For decades, Glantz, a UCSF professor of medicine, has used an insinuating style, relentless advocacy and scientific evidence to champion -- often effectively -- increasingly stringent tobacco controls around the ...
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New Findings in Breast Cancer Research Highlighted at Major Meeting

May 27, 2008

Clinical researchers from the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center will present new research findings during the 44th American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, taking place in Chicago May 30-June 3. Prominent breast cancer researcher Hope Rugo, MD, will present information on ...
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UCSF to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screening Exams in Castro-Mission District on May 10

May 6, 2008

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and each year, UCSF joins other institutions across the country in offering free skin cancer screenings to members of the public. The screenings are being held on Saturday, May 10, at the Castro-Mission Health Center, located at 3850 ...