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Miaskowski First Nurse Scientist to Receive ACS Clinical Research Professorship

July 15, 2010 UCSF’s Christine Miaskowski is the first nurse scientist to be named American Cancer Society (ACS) Clinical Research Professor.

UCSF Nobel Laureate Is Sworn in as Head of the National Cancer Institute

July 14, 2010 Harold Varmus, MD, who was a UCSF faculty member for more than two decades, was sworn into office on Monday, July 12, as the new director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Antibiotic Use Boosts Risk of Infection with Clostridium Bacteria

July 02, 2010 Antibiotic-resistant Staph infection is not the only emerging bacterial threat. Now a different bug -- Clostridium difficile -- is gaining strength.

Benioff Announces $100 Million Gift to Build New Children's Hospital at Mission Bay

June 23, 2010 Marc Benioff explained his excitement about building a new children’s hospital at Mission Bay and encouraged others to get involved in the project on June 22, when he officially announced his gift of $100 million to UCSF.

Symposium to Address Unsolved Problems in BioMedicine to Honor Chancellor Emeritus

June 02, 2010 The UCSF community is invited to a symposium to address unsolved health problems, such as cancer and malaria, as a tribute to the 11-year tenure of Mike Bishop, MD, former chancellor of UCSF.

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Showcases Research Progress

May 25, 2010 The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted an afternoon event on the Mission Bay campus on May 12 to showcase recent progress and current research directions in the fight against cancer.

Provenge, a New Prostate Cancer Vaccine, Will Soon Be Available at UCSF

May 21, 2010 The cancer vaccine sipuleucel-T -- now commercially branded as Provenge -- will soon be available at a select group of medical centers nationwide, including UCSF.

UCSF Turns to Targeted Treatments to Boost Brain Tumor Survival in Children

May 17, 2010 Targeted therapies tailored to the unique biology of brain tumors may offer renewed hope to children diagnosed with the number one cause of cancer death, according to faculty at UCSF Children’s Hospital.

Barrows Appointed Director of Clinical Programs at Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

April 21, 2010 Kevin Barrows, MD, has been appointed as director of Clinical Programs for the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

UCSF Medical Center Set to Break Ground at Mission Bay This Year

March 31, 2010 UCSF plans to begin construction of the new 289-bed children’s, women’s and cancer hospital complex at Mission Bay this year, says CEO Mark Laret.

US Launches Novel Clinical Trial to Rapidly Screen Promising Drugs for Breast Cancer Patients

March 18, 2010 Taking an innovative path toward personalized medicine, scientists for the first time will be able to eliminate – at an early point in a clinical trial — experimental drugs that show poor efficacy, dramatically shortening the time it takes to get the right medication to the right patient with breast cancer.

UCSF's Berger to Join NFL Committee on Concussions

March 17, 2010 Mitch Berger, chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF, has been named to the NFL’s newly renamed committee on head, neck and spine medical committee.

Breast Cancer Lab Discoveries Quickly Lead to New Clinical Trial

March 03, 2010 New UCSF clinical trial tests intermittent high-dosage treatment for HER2-positive breast cancers.

UCSF Experts Help Shape 10-Year Plan to Prepare for Demand in Dementia Care

March 01, 2010 A panel of experts appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom recently presented an action plan as the approaching “age wave may bring a potential crisis in Alzheimer’s and dementia care” to San Francisco.

New Cancer Fighting Strategy Emerges from Antibody Signaling Discovery

February 24, 2010 A new discovery about cancer and the immune system points to previously unrecognized targets for drug development to battle solid tumors.

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