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UCSF's Frank McCormick Now Leads World's Largest Cancer Research Association

April 02, 2012 Frank McCormick, director of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF and new president of the 35,000-member American Association of Cancer Research, discusses the state of cancer research.

Some Breast Cancer Spread May Be Triggered By Targetable Protein, Study Shows

January 17, 2012 Scientists from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and UCSF have identified a cleaver-wielding protein that frees some tumor cells, allowing them to further misbehave. The discovery points to a new target for therapy.

UCSF's Blackburn Inducted into the California Hall of Fame

December 12, 2011 UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, whose co-discovery of an enzyme involved in cell aging and cancers opened a whole new field of scientific inquiry, was inducted into the California Hall of Fame on Dec. 8, 2011. 

Scientists Discover Mechanism for Tamoxifen Resistance and How to Defeat It

November 14, 2011 UCSF oncologist Pamela Munster, MD, and her colleagues have discovered the molecular basis for tamoxifen resistance in women with breast cancer and found a potential way to defeat it by administering a second class of drugs.

Media Advisory: UCSF Gathering on Food, Science and Breast Health

November 14, 2011 UCSF’s Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center is holding “Taste for the Cure: A Taste of Science,’’ a day for exploring the impact that food and science have on breast health.

Clinical Trial Shows First Evidence That Anal Cancer is Preventable

October 27, 2011 A large, international clinical trial led by doctors at UCSF indicates that a vaccine to prevent anal cancer is safe and effective, according to a study reported in the October 27, 2011 issue of New England Journal of Medicine.

Making Progress in the Battle Against Breast Cancer

September 30, 2011 Breast cancer, a woman’s most feared disease, is the second most frequently treated cancer at UCSF. October -- breast cancer awareness month – is an opportune time to take stock of recent progress at UCSF, home to one of the nation’s preeminent cancer centers.

Media Advisory: UCSF Picnic to Honor Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Patients

September 09, 2011 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital will celebrate children who have had bone marrow transplants and their families at the third pediatric bone marrow transplant picnic on September 10.

UCSF Neuro-oncologists Engage Caregivers to Better Help Patients

July 29, 2011 Seeking to improve care for people with brain tumors, neuro-oncologists at UCSF Medical Center are beginning to look beyond the patient to engage a patient’s family, friends and other caregivers.

Customize Starting Age and Frequency of Mammograms

July 05, 2011 Mammograms should not be done on a one-size fits all basis, but instead should be personalized based on a woman’s age, the density of her breasts, her family history of breast cancer and other factors including her own values, according to a new study.

Champion Charities Gives UCSF $2.5 Million to Tackle Brain Disease

July 01, 2011 Former NFL players Harris Barton and Ronnie Lott recently presented a check for $2.5 million on behalf of Champion Charities to UCSF’s Brain Tumor Research Center to support its mission to eradicate brain disease.

UCSF-Led Team Decodes Evolution of Skin and Ovarian Cancer Cells

June 29, 2011 A team of researchers led by scientists at UCSF has developed a way to uncover the evolution of human cancer cells, determining the order in which mutations emerge in them as they wend their way from a normal, healthy state into invasive, malignant masses.

Ovarian Cancer Outcomes May Improve with "Dose-Dense" Chemotherapy

June 29, 2011 UCSF gynecologic oncologist John K. Chan, MD, is leading a nationwide endeavor to evaluate a new strategy called “dose-dense” chemotherapy to improve treatment outcomes for women with ovarian cancer.

Head-Shaving Event Draws Crowds, Raises Funds for Cancer Research

June 15, 2011 In a bold demonstration of support for the many children with cancer they have treated over the years, several UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital doctors, as well as hospital staff and community members, had their heads shaved bald to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research. 

UCSF Child Oncologists to Participate in Head-Shaving Fundraiser

June 02, 2011 In a bold demonstration of support for the many children with cancer they have treated over the years, several UCSF doctors and other staff members will have their heads shaved bald in a special event on June 8 to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.

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