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Cancer Event Focuses on Education, Inspiration, and Celebration September 9 and 10

July 11, 2006

The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center will co-sponsor a two-day celebration of life on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10. This annual free event will be held at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 9, ...
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Microscopes Yield New Insight into Life and Death of Blood Vessels

July 10, 2006

Developing drugs that stop blood vessel growth in cancer -- causing tumors to shrink -- is a hot area in pharmaceuticals. Still, researchers and clinicians don't know as much as they would like about how these drugs work and why they work better in some ...
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UCSF Medical Center and Children's Hospital Make U.S. News America's Best Hospitals List

July 7, 2006

UCSF Medical Center and Children's Hospital Make U.S. News "America's Best Hospitals" List UCSF Medical Center has risen to No. 9 among "America's Best Hospitals," and UCSF Children's Hospital has been recognized as one of the highest quality pediatric facilities in California and No. 19 ...
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"Synthetic Biology Yields Bacteria That Take Pictures and Target Tumors

July 3, 2006

In the 1966 movie Fantastic Voyage, a submarine crew of medical scientists and their vessel are miniaturized with top-secret technology. They travel the bloodstream of another, full-sized scientist in a quest to vanquish a blood clot in his brain. If you're willing to substitute radically ...
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UCSF Establishes Pediatric Brain Tumor Institute

June 27, 2006

Building on its foundation as a leading site for pediatric brain tumor research and care, UCSF has established a Pediatric Brain Tumor Institute devoted to understanding and developing new treatments for childhood brain tumors. The institute's research will focus on the biology of pediatric brain ...
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After Katrina: UCSF Genetic Counselor Puts Families Back Together

June 26, 2006

Nicola Stewart got to ring the bell seven times. It wasn't just any bell. For each toll signified that a person listed as missing after Hurricane Katrina or Rita had been found alive and his or her family notified. In April 2006, Stewart, a genetic ...