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AACR Names Frank McCormick New President-Elect

March 22, 2011 Cancer research pioneer Frank McCormick has been elected the new president-elect of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s oldest and largest scientific organization focused on preventing and curing cancer. 

Aging, Chronic Disease and Telomeres Are Linked in Recent Studies

February 03, 2011 UCSF Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn is not ready to predict how long you will live. But she and her UCSF colleagues are exploring a feature within cells that is a kind of hourglass for aging.

Lanier to Deliver 54th Annual Faculty Research Lecture in Basic Science

February 02, 2011 Lewis Lanier, American Cancer Society Research Professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at UCSF, will deliver the 54th Faculty Research Lectureship in Basic Science on February 14.

UCSF Sets First-Year Hiring Goal of 20 Percent for New Hospital Project at Mission Bay

January 28, 2011 UCSF is voluntarily committing to an ambitious goal for its new medical center at Mission Bay to hire a workforce averaging at least 20 percent San Francisco residents during the first year of the project.

In Brain Cancer, Unique Genetic and "Epigenetic" Profile Means Better Odds

December 15, 2010 Brain cancers are deadly more often than not, but UCSF researchers have determined that a particular genetic signature in is associated with longer survival, a discovery that may lead to better therapies for some of the deadliest brain cancers.

Cell of origin for brain tumors may predict response to therapy

December 14, 2010 For patients with glioma, the most common primary brain tumor, new findings may explain why current therapies fail to eradicate the cancer. A UCSF-led team of scientists has identified for the first time that progenitor rather than neural stem cells underly a type of glioma called oligodendroglioma.

"Watchful waiting" has a new set of eyes

November 29, 2010 A UCSF research collaboration with GE Healthcare has produced the first results in humans of a new technology that promises to rapidly assess the presence and aggressiveness of prostate tumors in real time, by imaging the tumor’s metabolism.

Write to Fight Cancer Workshop Gives Tools to Face Disease

November 22, 2010 Patients, survivors and others affected by cancer gathered recently for two interactive workshops presented in partnership with Genentech to learn how to transform their feelings into words and stories.

UCSF Encourages Smokers to Quit on Great American Smokeout Day

November 18, 2010 The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF is encouraging smokers to quit today, which marks the 35th annual Great American Smokeout, with the hope that they may quit for good.

Hearing loss study reveals role of bone hardness in tissue function

November 17, 2010 Scientists are reporting the first direct evidence that a subtle change in the physical properties of a tissue can affect its function.

CT Screening for Lung Cancer among Heavy Smokers Saves Lives

November 09, 2010 CT scans to detect lung cancer early can save lives, according to a study of 53,456 current and former smokers ages 55 to 74.

Community Celebrates Groundbreaking of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

October 29, 2010 UCSF hosted a two-day celebration to commemorate the historic groundbreaking of its new medical center at Mission Bay.

Cell Phones Pose Health Risks, Says Devra Davis at UCSF Seminar

October 25, 2010 Heavy cell-phone use over many years may threaten one’s health, according to well-known environmental activist, cancer epidemiologist, and author Devra Davis, MPH, PhD, who spoke recently at a seminar on the UCSF Parnassus campus.

UCSF Institute for Human Genetics Celebrates with Symposium on October 28

October 22, 2010 Genetics experts will cover topics ranging from the metabolic syndrome, to cancer, to Neanderthal genetics at a symposium to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics.

Libraries Host Events During Open Access Week, October 18 - 22

October 15, 2010 The libraries at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital are hosting events this week to discuss what Open Access options are available to the UCSF community for freely sharing information in scholarly journals over the Internet.

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