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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 ...
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New Progress in Matching Cancer Patients to Drugs

April 17, 2007

Breast cancers differ from one another and from tumors that arise in other tissues. A drug that is life-saving for one cancer patient may fail in another with a tumor that originated in the same organ. But it's tough to match the patient to the ...
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UCSF Brain Tumor Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results

April 13, 2007

A vaccine for treating a recurrent cancer of the central nervous system that occurs primarily in the brain has shown promise in preliminary data from a clinical trial at the University of California, San Francisco. Known as a glioma, this cancerous tumor is always fatal.
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Low Education Predicts Lower Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients

April 12, 2007

Among men who have received similar treatments for prostate cancer, those with less education -- particularly those who did not graduate from high school -- experience a significant drop in their quality of life after treatment compared with men who have more education, according to ...
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Massage and Acupuncture Reduce Pain after Cancer Surgery

March 30, 2007

Massage and acupuncture are effective in decreasing pain and depression following surgery in cancer patients, according to a UCSF study. The findings of the randomized controlled clinical trial are reported in the March 2007 issue of the "Journal of Pain and Symptom Management." "This pilot ...
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Boosting Colon Cancer Survival

March 29, 2007

Colon cancer is largely preventable and curable when detected early through routine screening. But patients who skip screening or who fall prey to particularly aggressive colon cancers may already have widespread disease by the time they are diagnosed. Colon cancer that has spread to other ...