February 18, 2009
Tobacco affects about a billion lives globally each year. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco kills about half of those who use it. Most of tobacco's damages don't become apparent until decades after a person begins using it.
On Friday, Feb. 20, the ...
February 11, 2009
One of the first things you notice about Lori Nichols is her smile.
It fills the space around her with light and warmth and draws people in closer, especially when it's accompanied by her easy, musical laugh.
"My life has been just wonderful," Nichols tells ...
February 10, 2009
Cancer doctors may be writing the prescriptions for new generations of drugs, but some financially hard-pressed patients are not having those prescriptions filled.
The trend is worsening, according to Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD, health sciences clinical professor of pharmacy at UCSF. Stebbins, the pharmacy utilization director ...
February 9, 2009
A new drug that blocks cancer's main source of growth has been created in the lab and proven effective in mice, scientists are reporting. It is now being readied for clinical trials in patients.
Far more potent than similar compounds already in clinical trial, the ...
February 4, 2009
Lung cancer research at UCSF is poised to leap forward, thanks to a big bank. No, not some teetering financial institution down the street. What UCSF has is an invaluable tissue bank.
When it comes to lung tumors, the quantity and quality of UCSF's chilly-vault ...
February 2, 2009
The deadliest brain cancers, called gliomas, remain somewhat mysterious to researchers, which may be why they are difficult to treat. Recently, a molecule called olig has emerged as a prime suspect from the lab of physician-researcher David Rowitch, MD, and his longtime collaborator, Charles D.