University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Researchers Identify Strategy for Overcoming Breast Cancer Drug Resistance

February 14, 2006

UCSF researchers have discovered why drugs designed to target about one out of every four cases of breast cancer often fail to save women's lives or to stop these tumors from growing. Due to genetic abnormalities, the breast cancers targeted by these drugs make unusually ...

Founder of Angiogenesis Research to Deliver Keynote Address

February 13, 2006

M. Judah Folkman, MD, the J. Englebert Dunphy Visiting Professor at UCSF, will deliver the keynote address during the Department of Surgery's 20th Annual Resident Research Symposium at the Mission Bay Conference Center on Thursday, Feb. 15. Titled "Angiogenesis: An Organizing Principle in Biology, Medicine ...

Tobacco Industry Pressure Keeps Cheap Smokes Available to Military

February 12, 2006

The long-standing military tradition of cheap cigarettes in military stores persists because of politics in the U.S. military sales system and tobacco industry pressures, according to a new study led by a UCSF School of Nursing professor. These two factors receive additional strength from the ...

Saw Palmetto No Better than Placebo for Enlarged Prostate

February 8, 2006

Saw palmetto, an herbal extract commonly taken to improve urinary symptoms in men with enlargement of the prostate gland, is no more effective than a placebo, according to a new study. The year-long, double-blind study of 225 men was led by Stephen Bent, MD, a ...

UCSF Recruits Young Scientists in Stem Cell Research

February 6, 2006

The past year has been a period of dynamic growth for the UCSF Institute for Stem Cell and Tissue Biology. Studies in a broad array of animal and human cells are being conducted in labs throughout the University; space for conducting non-federally funded research is ...

Omega-6 Fats Cause Prostate Tumors to Grow Twice as Fast

February 1, 2006

Omega-6 fatty acids -- such as those found in corn oil -- caused human prostate tumors in cell culture to grow twice as quickly as tumors to which omega-6 fats had not been added, according to a study conducted at the San Francisco VA Medical ...