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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.

UCSF Tops California Universities with Four NIH Director's New Innovator Awards

September 30, 2010 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on September 30 announced 52 highly competitive awards for high-risk, high-payoff research for young biomedical scientists, and UCSF tops California institutions with four recipients.

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 Medical Center & Renown Institute for Cancer in Reno join forces to enhance local patient care

September 24, 2010 Renown Institute for Cancer in Reno and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the two leading cancer programs in their regions, have joined forces to enhance patient care and improve access to top level medical experts.

Ferrera's Lasker Award-Winning Research Began at UCSF

September 24, 2010 Genentech scientist Napoleone Ferrara, who has just been named the winner of a Lasker Award, is being recognized for his noteworthy achievements made when he was a postdoc at UCSF.

Preserving Fertility of Women with Cancer Is Often Neglected

September 21, 2010 Cancer and infertility can be a double blow. Many women become infertile following cancer treatment. And because more women are living longer thanks to modern chemotherapy and radiation treatment, more are later discovering that they cannot bear children.

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