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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 ...
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Bette Midler to Perform at Raising Hope"

September 15, 2006

Internationally acclaimed entertainer Bette Midler will perform at the biennial "Raising Hope" gala, which will take place on Wednesday, January 31, 2007, at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus. One of San Francisco's most popular social events, Raising Hope generates funds for the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer ...
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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 ...