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Swim Raises $100,000 for UCSF Children's Hospital Cancer Program

September 26, 2006

With the slogan "Making waves to fight cancer" nearly 50 hardy swimmers emerged from the choppy surf onto a windy Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge Saturday afternoon following a daylong, 10-mile relay swim around San Francisco Bay. It was San Francisco's first "Swim ...
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Smokers of Menthol Cigarettes May Have Harder Time Quitting

September 26, 2006

Although menthol and non-menthol cigarettes appear to be equally harmful to the lungs and cardiovascular system, menthol cigarettes may be harder to quit, according to a UCSF-led study that tracked more than 1,200 smokers over 15 years. The study found that menthol smokers were almost ...
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Regents Approve Preliminary Planning for New Hospital Complex at Mission Bay

September 25, 2006

UC Regents this week approved preliminary planning for a new hospital complex for children, women and cancer patients at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. Preliminary planning for construction of a new hospital at the UCSF Mission Bay biomedical campus, to include state-of-the-art children's, women's and ...
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UCSF Panel Discussion Airs Concerns, Hopes for New HPV Vaccines

September 20, 2006

UCSF experts on human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer screening voiced concerns and some cautious optimism about the effectiveness, cost and long-term safety of a newly approved HPV vaccine at a September 12 Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences grand rounds presentation. The session ...
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Five Breast Cancer Research Projects Receive State Funding

September 19, 2006

Five UCSF research projects have been awarded funding by the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP), which recently announced $9.8 million in grants to 53 new research projects around the state. The CBCRP is the largest state-funded breast cancer research program in the nation, and ...
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UCSF's Elizabeth Blackburn Receives Lasker Award

September 18, 2006

Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD, 57, Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been named to receive the 2006 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research. Blackburn shares the award with Carol ...