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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Senator Specter to Talk About Health Care, NIH Funding at UCSF Town Hall

February 08, 2010 Senator Arlen Specter will join UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann for a town hall meeting to talk about health care reform, federal funding of scientific research and other important issues on February 16.

UCSF Chancellor Cites Need for Faster Pipeline of Better, Cheaper Drugs for Cancer Patients

February 03, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann outlines a vision for faster development of better, cheaper drugs to fight cancer.

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.

2009 Year in Review

January 28, 2010 UCSF experienced the highs and the lows of 2009, a year that marked the beginning of a leadership shift at the health sciences University.

UCSF to Celebrate MLK Week with Series of Events

January 14, 2010 The UCSF community is invited to hear UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake, a longtime UC leader and champion of diversity, deliver the keynote address on Friday during Martin Luther King, Jr. events.

Expert to Talk about Body's Natural Defenses in Preventing, Treating Cancer

January 14, 2010 Cancer survivor David Servan-Schreiber, a physician, neuroscientist and science writer, will speak about preventing and treating cancer at UCSF on Friday, Jan. 15.

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.

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