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UCSF Researchers Challenge Paradigm of How a Tumor Suppressor Works

September 6, 2006

New cancer research published by UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center members in this week's Nature challenges conventional wisdom about how an archetypal, protective "tumor suppressor" protein works to prevent cancer. The p53 protein is a powerful tumor suppressor that prevents cells in our bodies from becoming ...
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Swim Across America Event to Raise Funds for UCSF Child Cancer Care

August 22, 2006

Olympic swimming legends and accomplished swimmers from across the country will participate in a 10-mile-long relay swim around San Francisco Bay on September 23 in the first "Swim Across America San Francisco Swim to Fight Cancer." Proceeds from pledges collected by the swimmers, as well ...
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Discovering How Environment Contributes to Breast Cancer

August 21, 2006

Breast cancer incidence in the United States ranks near the top internationally. And just across the Golden Gate from UCSF -- in Marin County -- studies show that the rate at which new breast cancers arise is among the highest in the United States. Some ...
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UCSF Offers Cooking Class for Cancer Prevention, Survival

August 15, 2006

Beans, tofu, soy milk and brown rice have appeal for the masses, as Leslie Hendricks came to realize after the overwhelming response she received to the flyers she distributed about a cooking class. It was probably because this wasn't just any cooking class. The class ...
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Stem Cell Research Advances Cancer Knowledge

August 14, 2006

Cancer researchers are discovering that at least some tumors arise from cancer stem cells that share characteristics with other kinds of stem cells. What are stem cells? They are cells inside us that can divide and renew themselves throughout life. Stem cells have an unrivaled ...
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International Society of Cancer Nurses Honors UCSF Professor

August 11, 2006

In an honor that recognizes her significant contributions to cancer care on a national and international scale, the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) has announced that Marylin Dodd, RN, PhD, FAAN, is the recipient of the 2006 Robert Tiffany Lectureship. The late ...