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UCSF appoints Bluestone as executive vice chancellor and provost

March 25, 2010 UCSF has appointed Jeffrey A. Bluestone, PhD, a preeminent scientist and proven campus leader, as UCSF executive vice chancellor and provost.

Blocking cancer in its path: New cellular defect discovered

March 16, 2010 UCSF researchers have discovered that a key cellular defect that disturbs the production of proteins in human cells can lead to cancer susceptibility. The scientists also found that a new generation of inhibitory drugs offers promise in correcting this defect.

Pancreatic cancer study reveals mechanism initiating disease, in mice

March 11, 2010 UCSF scientists have discovered how a mutated gene known as Kras is able to hijack mouse cells damaged by acute pancreatitis, putting them on the path to becoming pancreatic cancer cells.

UCSF researchers identify a molecular link between thymic tumors and autoimmunity

February 26, 2010 UCSF researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that explains why patients with tumors of the thymus, or thymoma, often develop autoimmune disorders.

New cancer-fighting strategy focuses on signaling molecules

February 24, 2010 Cancer researchers studying the immune system have identified a previously unrecognized set of targets and biomarkers to battle solid tumors.

Walter Newman, San Francisco community leader, joins NCIRE board

February 23, 2010 Walter S. Newman, a leading San Francisco businessman, philanthropist, and community leader, has joined the Board of Directors of NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute.

Study shows cigarette smoking a risk for Alzheimer's disease

January 29, 2010 A UCSF analysis of published studies on the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and smoking indicates that smoking cigarettes is a significant risk factor for the disease.

St. Helena Hospital Cancer Center affiliates with UCSF Medical Center to enhance local cancer care

January 12, 2010 The Martin-O’Neil Cancer Center at St. Helena Hospital and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF Medical Center have begun an affiliation that will provide North Bay patients with access to clinical research trials and express referrals to cancer specialists through a convenient Napa Valley location.

Variable doses of radiation raise safety concerns for CT procedures

December 14, 2009 Radiation doses from common CT procedures vary widely and are higher than generally thought, raising concerns about increased risk for cancer, according to a new study led by UCSF imaging specialists.

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