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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 ...
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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 ...