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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 ...
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UCSF Fellow Honored for Cancer Prevention Research

March 14, 2007

UCSF Fellow Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, MSc, is the 2007 recipient of the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) and the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation (CRPF) Fellowship, and the New Investigator Award for the 31st Annual ASPO Meeting. Braithwaite was selected from a national pool ...
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March 12 Seminar Educates Transplant Recipients on Skin Cancer Risk

March 12, 2007

A special seminar at UCSF on Monday, March 12, will focus on educating transplant patients about the potential risk of skin cancer. Organ transplant recipients have a high risk of developing skin cancer, but information about this link had not been readily available to patients ...
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Cancer Cluster: Tracking a Killer in Nevada

March 9, 2007

An environment rife with arsenic, tungsten, cobalt and jet fuel does not seem adequate to explain an unusually high incidence of childhood leukemia -- three deaths and 16 cases in all -- that first struck Fallon, Nevada, almost a decade ago. Despite a major public ...
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UCSF Names New Chief of Gynecologic Oncology

February 28, 2007

John K. Chan, MD, has been named the new chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the UCSF School of Medicine. He will assume his new post on March 1. As chief of gynecologic oncology, Chan will ...
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New Ideas, Funding Infused into Search for Blood Markers of Cancer

February 23, 2007

Clinicians dream of being able to diagnose cancer reliably with a simple lab test. Cancerous cells make some proteins abnormally. Some of these proteins are secreted or shed, and make their way into body fluids. The quest to identify proteins in blood or urine that ...