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UCSF Brain Tumor Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results

April 13, 2007

A vaccine for treating a recurrent cancer of the central nervous system that occurs primarily in the brain has shown promise in preliminary data from a clinical trial at the University of California, San Francisco. Known as a glioma, this cancerous tumor is always fatal.
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Low Education Predicts Lower Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

April 12, 2007

Among men who have received similar treatments for prostate cancer, those with less education -- particularly those who did not graduate from high school -- experience a significant drop in their quality of life after treatment compared with men who have more education, according to ...
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Massage and Acupuncture Reduce Pain after Cancer Surgery

March 30, 2007

Massage and acupuncture are effective in decreasing pain and depression following surgery in cancer patients, according to a UCSF study. The findings of the randomized controlled clinical trial are reported in the March 2007 issue of the "Journal of Pain and Symptom Management." "This pilot ...
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Boosting Colon Cancer Survival

March 29, 2007

Colon cancer is largely preventable and curable when detected early through routine screening. But patients who skip screening or who fall prey to particularly aggressive colon cancers may already have widespread disease by the time they are diagnosed. Colon cancer that has spread to other ...
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Carol Channing to Star in Comedy Benefit for UCSF Patient Services

March 20, 2007

Actress Carol Channing will return to her home town of San Francisco to perform in "Love & Laughter...and Legends: Just What the Doctor Ordered," a benefit for patient services at UCSF Mount Zion Medical Center. The April 21 evening of comedy will include performances by ...
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Puberty, Obesity, Environment and Breast Cancer

March 19, 2007

A woman's likelihood of getting breast cancer peaks in her 70s, but some researchers are focusing on puberty to better understand risks. That's because girlhood appears be a window of vulnerability to environmental insults that may result in breast cancer decades later. "Breast cancer is ...