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Mayor Newsom Appoints Nursing Professor to San Francisco Health Commission

February 15, 2008

Mayor Gavin Newsom recently appointed Catherine Waters, RN, PhD, associate professor, UCSF School of Nursing, to the San Francisco Health Commission. The health commission oversees the Department of Public Health and its $1 billion annual budget. "Dr. Waters' community-based research on health promotion brings unique ...
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Breast Density and a Better Cancer Risk Model

February 8, 2008

Recent research indicates that having dense breasts is the biggest breast cancer risk, apart from normal aging or having two or more of one's closest relatives -- mother, sisters -- diagnosed with the disease. About one in three postmenopausal women has dense breasts. But how ...
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Thyroid Cancer Cases Climb as Treatment Advances

February 5, 2008

Overall, cancer rates are declining in the United States, but some cancers are on the rise. Among these, thyroid cancer rates are climbing the fastest. Diagnosed cases in the United States now number more than 30,000 each year. The population's risk for the disease doubled ...
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UCSF Meningioma Research Laboratory Receives Donation

January 17, 2008

The UCSF Meningioma Research Laboratory has received a $60,000 donation from Meningioma Mommas, a nonprofit organization committed to finding a cure for meningioma brain tumors. The organization's founder, Liz Holzemer, presented a check to neurosurgeon Michael McDermott, MD, who holds the Robert and Ruth Halperin ...
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Language Centers Revealed, Brain Surgery Refined with New Mapping

January 2, 2008

Neurosurgeons from the University of California, San Francisco are reporting significant results of a new brain mapping technique that allows for the safe removal of tumors near language pathways in the brain. The technique minimizes brain exposure and reduces the amount of time a patient ...
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School of Dentistry Names Deborah Greenspan Orofacial Sciences Chair

December 28, 2007

Deborah Greenspan, BDS, DSc, UCSF School of Dentistry professor of clinical oral medicine, interim chair of the Department of Orofacial Sciences and clinical director of the UCSF Oral AIDS Center, has been appointed chair of Orofacial Sciences. "She is an international leader in oral science ...