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Mammography Screenings for Breast Cancer Show Racial and Ethnic Disparities

April 17, 2006

Inadequate use of screening mammography may be an important reason that African-American women are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer than members of other ethnic groups, according to a new study led by a University of California, San Francisco imaging specialist.
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Hopes High as UCSF Breaks Ground for Cancer Research Building

April 17, 2006

As a symbol of hope for those suffering from cancer, UCSF supporters and staff gathered under sunny skies at Mission Bay on April 5 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building. "This is a great omen," said Peter Carroll, MD, ...
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UCSF Researcher One of Bay Area's 10 Most Influential African Americans

April 13, 2006

UCSF researcher Mack Roach III, interim chair of the UCSF Department of Radiation Oncology, has been named as one of the 10 Most Influential African Americans in the Bay Area for 2005. He does not take the designation lightly. "As someone who grew up in ...
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UCSF Receives Funding for Training Grant from Stem Cell Institute

April 10, 2006

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine today announced that UCSF and 15 other California non-profit institutions have received the first year of funding for a three-year program designed to train the next generation of stem cell scientists. These are the first grants awarded by the ...
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Art for Recovery Project Receives International Healing Arts Award

April 10, 2006

The walls of UCSF's Mount Zion campus are adorned with colorful murals, patient artwork and breast cancer quilts. A closer look reveals poignant messages of hope, thoughtful remembrances of loved ones, and bold statements of frustration and defeat. Coping with a life-threatening illness can be ...
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Mount Zion Rededicates Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center

March 29, 2006

More than 60 faculty, staff, volunteers, donors, and former and current patients were on hand to celebrate as the Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center (CRC) at Mount Zion was rededicated in a simple ceremony in March. Longtime CRC supporter and center namesake Joseph ...