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Less chemotherapy works well for some childhood cancer

September 29, 2010 A particularly aggressive childhood cancer can be fought successfully with far less chemotherapy than previously believed, avoiding harmful side effects caused by cancer drugs.

UCSF-led team discovers familial link in rare childhood leukemia

August 09, 2010 A UCSF-led team has discovered a direct link between an inherited genetic mutation, a set of developmental abnormalities and a rare form of childhood leukemia called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, or JMML.

UCSF honors pediatric transplant patients at 15th annual picnic

August 04, 2010 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital will celebrate children and their families at the 15th annual Pediatric Transplant Picnic.

UCSF Children's Hospital receives $100 million gift to build new hospital

June 22, 2010 UCSF Children's Hospital has received a $100 million gift to help fund the construction of its new home at the UCSF Mission Bay campus near downtown San Francisco. The gift is a private donation from San Francisco residents Lynne and Marc Benioff, and is both the largest gift the donors have ever made and the largest gift ever granted specifically to the UCSF Children's Hospital.

Play to explore experiences of chronically ill and hospitalized teens

May 11, 2010 UCSF Children's Hospital will present “100 Journals,” a performance piece that captures teens’ experiences with chronic illness and hospitalization.

Childhood obesity interventions must start before birth

April 14, 2010 To be a truly comprehensive and successful anti-obesity program, First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign must include interventions that target pregnant women, infants, and pre-school-age children, UCSF experts say.

New global health initiative will help bridge gap between knowledge, action

April 05, 2010 UCSF and SEEK Development, a global health and development consulting group based in Berlin, Germany, have launched an international partnership that aims to improve global health by helping to turn scientific evidence into policy and action. The Evidence-to-Policy Initiative, or E2Pi, officially launches this week in San Francisco and Berlin, Germany.

Committee votes for national use of UCSF infant screening test

January 25, 2010 A federal pediatric advisory committee has voted unanimously to include a screening test for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency, or SCID, in the core panel of newborn screening performed nationwide. The Federal Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children formally recommended the screen January 21.

Low Vitamin D Levels Are Associated With Greater Risk of Relapse in Childhood-Onset Multiple Sclerosis

January 20, 2010 Low vitamin D blood levels are associated with a significantly higher risk of relapse attacks in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who develop the disease during childhood, according to a study conducted by researchers from UCSF.

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