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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 ...
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UCSF Sponsors Free Skin Cancer Screening on May 12

May 5, 2007

The UCSF Department of Dermatology will host free skin cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, on the third floor of the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, 1701 Divisadero St., San Francisco. May is designated as Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection ...
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Six UCSF Faculty Members Named 2007 AAAS Fellows

May 4, 2007

Six UCSF faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The 2007 awardees include Douglas Hanahan, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics; Lily Jan, PhD, professor of physiology; Yuh Nung Jan, PhD, professor and vice chair of biochemistry and ...
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First QB3 Scientific Director Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 2, 2007

David Agard, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UCSF and the founding scientific director of the UCSF-based California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, was elected today to the National Academy of Sciences. Election is considered one of the highest honors for an American scientist.
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Matthay Named to New Endowed Chair in Pediatric Translational Research

April 30, 2007

Katherine Matthay, MD, one of the world's leading researchers in new treatments for neuroblastoma, the most common extracranial solid cancer of infancy and early childhood, has been appointed to hold the Mildred V. Strouss Endowed Chair in Translational Research in Pediatric Oncology at UCSF. Since ...