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In Brain Cancer, Unique Genetic and "Epigenetic" Profile Means Better Odds

December 15, 2010 Brain cancers are deadly more often than not, but UCSF researchers have determined that a particular genetic signature in is associated with longer survival, a discovery that may lead to better therapies for some of the deadliest brain cancers.

Write to Fight Cancer Workshop Gives Tools to Face Disease

November 22, 2010 Patients, survivors and others affected by cancer gathered recently for two interactive workshops presented in partnership with Genentech to learn how to transform their feelings into words and stories.

UCSF Encourages Smokers to Quit on Great American Smokeout Day

November 18, 2010 The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF is encouraging smokers to quit today, which marks the 35th annual Great American Smokeout, with the hope that they may quit for good.

CT Screening for Lung Cancer among Heavy Smokers Saves Lives

November 09, 2010 CT scans to detect lung cancer early can save lives, according to a study of 53,456 current and former smokers ages 55 to 74.

Community Celebrates Groundbreaking of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

October 29, 2010 UCSF hosted a two-day celebration to commemorate the historic groundbreaking of its new medical center at Mission Bay.

Cell Phones Pose Health Risks, Says Devra Davis at UCSF Seminar

October 25, 2010 Heavy cell-phone use over many years may threaten one’s health, according to well-known environmental activist, cancer epidemiologist, and author Devra Davis, MPH, PhD, who spoke recently at a seminar on the UCSF Parnassus campus.

UCSF Institute for Human Genetics Celebrates with Symposium on October 28

October 22, 2010 Genetics experts will cover topics ranging from the metabolic syndrome, to cancer, to Neanderthal genetics at a symposium to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics.

Libraries Host Events During Open Access Week, October 18 - 22

October 15, 2010 The libraries at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital are hosting events this week to discuss what Open Access options are available to the UCSF community for freely sharing information in scholarly journals over the Internet.

UCSF Tops California Universities with Four NIH Director's New Innovator Awards

September 30, 2010 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on September 30 announced 52 highly competitive awards for high-risk, high-payoff research for young biomedical scientists, and UCSF tops California institutions with four recipients.

Ferrera's Lasker Award-Winning Research Began at UCSF

September 24, 2010 Genentech scientist Napoleone Ferrara, who has just been named the winner of a Lasker Award, is being recognized for his noteworthy achievements made when he was a postdoc at UCSF.

Preserving Fertility of Women with Cancer Is Often Neglected

September 21, 2010 Cancer and infertility can be a double blow. Many women become infertile following cancer treatment. And because more women are living longer thanks to modern chemotherapy and radiation treatment, more are later discovering that they cannot bear children.

UCSF's Nobel Laureate Stands up to Cancer

September 10, 2010 Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, president of the American Association for Cancer Research, will deliver a prime time pitch for Stand Up To Cancer to raise funds for groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives.

UCSF Debuts Facebook Fan Page as Part of Social Media Strategy

September 07, 2010 UCSF is launching a Facebook fan page and a page focusing on the upcoming “Stand Up to Cancer” national telecast on September 10 to raise the visibility of the health sciences university.

UCSF Chancellor Delivers First Anniversary Message

August 25, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann delivers a video message to the UCSF community to mark her first anniversary at the helm of the University.

McCormick Is Honored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology

July 29, 2010 Frank McCormick, director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the recipient of the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology's Science of Oncology Award and Lecture.

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