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"Silenced Gene Suggests Greater Risk for African-Americans with Prostate Cancer

June 16, 2005

Among African-Americans with prostate cancer, a tumor-suppressing gene called GSTP1 is inactivated at a rate 3.5 times higher than among Caucasians, according to a study conducted at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). "This could be one of the mechanisms for the higher incidence ...
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Seminars to Educate Transplant Recipients about Skin Cancer Risk

June 8, 2005

Organ transplant recipients have a high risk of developing skin cancer, but information about this deadly link has not been readily available to patients. Now UCSF Medical Center is offering a program to remedy the problem. The Department of Dermatology and the Division of Transplant ...
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Researchers Demonstrate Use of Gold Nanoparticles for Cancer Detection

June 3, 2005

Binding gold nanoparticles to a specific antibody for cancer cells could make cancer detection much easier, say medical researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and Georgia Institute of Technology. The researchers are a father and son, working together on opposite coasts. Their study ...
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UCSF to Become Nearly Smoke Free by July 1

June 3, 2005

In a major step to provide a safe and healthy environment, UCSF will significantly reduce on-campus smoking areas to protect human health. With the exception of only a few, small designated areas for patients and visitors, all University-owned or leased property will be smoke-free effective ...
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Study Shows Philip Morris Pursued Tobacco Regulation to Enhance Its Image

May 24, 2005

A new study by UCSF School of Nursing researchers shows that Philip Morris sought to enhance its image by supporting Food and Drug Administration regulation of tobacco. Philip Morris was among major U.S. tobacco companies that previously sued the FDA when it attempted to regulate ...
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Intergenerational Pen Pals Will Share Stories of Growth and Change

April 19, 2005

A dramatic reading of letters between critically ill adults and healthy teenagers will be performed on Wednesday, June 1, in San Rafael. The public is invited to witness the "Firefly Project" at 7:00 pm in Hoytt Theater at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center at ...