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National Medal Awarded to UCSF Chancellor at White House Ceremony

March 14, 2005

UCSF Chancellor J. Michael Bishop, MD, today (March 14) received the 2003 National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony. The medal is the nation's highest honor for science and technology. Bishop was one of eight medal winners honored. President George W. Bush presented ...
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California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research Opens at UCSF Mission Bay

March 8, 2005

Once relegated to subterranean space on the UCSF Parnassus campus, Sarah Nelson, professor of advanced imaging, now finds herself in the brand-new headquarters of the California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research at Mission Bay. The California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, or QB3, is the ...
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Tobacco Industry Pays Scientists to Challenge Secondhand Smoke's Link to Infant Death Risk

March 7, 2005

The link between secondhand smoke and sudden infant death has been discredited in the last few years in scientific articles paid for and influenced by cigarette manufacturers, according to a new study of once-secret industry documents. The key article, commissioned by Philip Morris and published ...
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Older Doctors Specializing in High Volume Screening Mammography Deliver More Accurate Results

March 1, 2005

Physicians who specialize in screening mammography and who have at least 25 years of experience are more accurate at interpreting the images and subject fewer women to the anxiety of false positives for cancer, when compared to physicians with less experience or those who don't ...
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Community Invited to 'Raising Hope' Benefit for Cancer Center

February 25, 2005

One of San Francisco's most popular social events, the "Raising Hope" gala will take place on Monday, March 14 at the scenic Treasure Island and feature performances by Tony Award-winning entertainers Bernadette Peters and Tommy Tune. The evening's festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with ...
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Prostate Cancer Vaccine Is First to Increase Survival

February 17, 2005

For the first time, researchers have found that a novel immunologic therapy increases survival by nearly 18 percent in men with advanced prostate cancer that no longer responds to hormone therapy. The therapeutic cancer vaccine, called APC8015 (Provenge), is likely to become a new standard ...