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Benefits and Risks of New Radiotherapies in Children

May 30, 2007

Thanks to rarely talked-about recent advances in radiation treatments, young children are surviving cancers that would have been incurable a decade ago. One strategy that is helping to boost survival is radiation treatment provided at the time of surgery. UCSF and fewer than a dozen ...
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UC Regents Approve Fundraising Campaign for UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

May 18, 2007

The University of California Board of Regents today approved a proposed campaign to raise at least $500 million toward the development of the first phase of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. UCSF is planning to build a 289-bed, integrated medical center to serve children, ...
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Local Middle School Gets Structure to Protect Kids from Sun

May 17, 2007

Seventy-five students were among those attending the dedication ceremony of a new sun shade structure at the KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy last Friday. "Our outdoor courtyard had no sun protection, so the kids used to eat lunch in the basement cafeteria. This was clearly ...
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National Cancer Institute's Chief of Metabolism to Deliver Gladstone Distinguished Lecture

May 16, 2007

Thomas A. Waldmann, MD, head of the Cytokine Immunology and Immunotherapy Section and Chief of the Metabolism Branch at the National Cancer Institute, will deliver the Gladstone Institutes 2007 Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, May 22. The lecture titled, "The Biology of IL-2 and IL-15: Implications ...
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UCSF Experts Cautious about Vaccine for Cervical Cancer Virus

May 11, 2007

Unknowns about the effectiveness and safety of the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine demand thoughtful deliberation by clinicians on its role in cervical cancer prevention, according to two UCSF women's health specialists. The lack of long-term follow-up to assess vaccine efficacy and safety, as well ...
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Surgeon and Scientist Electron Kebebew Makes His Mark

May 10, 2007

Naming a child can sometimes stamp a child. So is it any wonder what an Ethiopian electrical engineer had in mind when he named his son Electron? But while engineering may have been in the boy's blood, this youngest of five children -- with siblings ...