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UCSF's Nobel Laureate Stands up to Cancer

September 10, 2010 Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, president of the American Association for Cancer Research, will deliver a prime time pitch for Stand Up To Cancer to raise funds for groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives.

UCSF Debuts Facebook Fan Page as Part of Social Media Strategy

September 07, 2010 UCSF is launching a Facebook fan page and a page focusing on the upcoming “Stand Up to Cancer” national telecast on September 10 to raise the visibility of the health sciences university.

UCSF Chancellor Delivers First Anniversary Message

August 25, 2010 UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann delivers a video message to the UCSF community to mark her first anniversary at the helm of the University.

Blood Stem Cell, Leukemia Link Illuminated in UCSF-Led Study

August 16, 2010 A UCSF-led team has discovered at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.

UCSF-led team discovers familial link in rare childhood leukemia

August 09, 2010 A UCSF-led team has discovered a direct link between an inherited genetic mutation, a set of developmental abnormalities and a rare form of childhood leukemia called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, or JMML.

Surgery better than radiation, hormone treatments for some prostate cancer, study shows

August 05, 2010 Surgery for localized prostate cancer offers a significantly higher survival rate than either external-beam radiation or hormonal therapies, according to a new study led by researchers at UCSF.

McCormick Is Honored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology

July 29, 2010 Frank McCormick, director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the recipient of the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology's Science of Oncology Award and Lecture.

UCSF Medical Center named a top 10 hospital nationwide for tenth consecutive year

July 15, 2010 UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation’s top 10 premier hospitals for the tenth consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the new 2010-2011 America’s Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

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.

Vitamin D: Not just for bones, says San Francisco VA physician

June 11, 2010 It is well-known that vitamin D is essential for strong and healthy bones. However, in an article in the online “In Press” section of “Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism,” a San Francisco VA Medical Center physician reviews recent scientific literature suggesting that the vitamin may also play a role in preventing cancer, fighting infection, and controlling or preventing auto-immune disease.

One-dose radiation found effective for early breast cancer

June 07, 2010 A single dose of radiation administered during surgery is as effective for patients with early forms of breast cancer as standard radiation therapy that can take as long as six weeks, according to new research findings.

UCSF Children's Hospital ranks among nation's best in eight specialties

June 03, 2010 UCSF Children’s Hospital ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in eight specialties and is one of the top-ranked facilities in California, according to the new 2010-11 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

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