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UCSF Helen Diller Cancer Center Awarded $36 Million Grant

January 07, 2013 The National Cancer Institute has awarded the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center a $36 million support grant that will fund infrastructure for clinical trials, cutting-edge research and programmatic support over five years.

Chernobyl Cleanup Workers Had Significantly Increased Risk of Leukemia

November 08, 2012 A 20-year study following 110,645 workers who helped clean up after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident shows that the workers share a significant increased risk of developing leukemia.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brisk Walking May Help Men with Prostate Cancer, UCSF Study Finds

May 24, 2011 A study of 1,455 U.S. men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer has found a link between brisk walking and lowered risk of prostate cancer progression, according to scientists at UCSF and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Childhood Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Future GI Complications

May 19, 2011 Individuals who are treated for cancer during childhood have a significantly higher risk of developing gastrointestinal (GI) complications — from mild to severe — later in life, according to a study led by UCSF.

UCSF Team Discovers Key to Fighting Drug-Resistant Leukemia

May 18, 2011 Targeting a protein that leukemia cells use to stay alive may be the key to fighting drug-resistant leukemia, a discovery that may make cancer drugs more powerful and help doctors formulate drug cocktails to cure more children of leukemia, a team led by UCSF researchers reports.

UCSF Scientists Discover Link Between Inflammation and Pancreatic Cancer

April 11, 2011 Solving part of a medical mystery, researchers at UCSF have established a link between molecules found in an inflamed pancreas and the early formation of pancreatic cancer – a discovery that may help scientists identify new ways to detect, monitor and treat this deadly disease.

UCSF Team Discovers New Way to Predict Breast Cancer Survival and Enhance Effectiveness of Treatment

April 04, 2011 A team of researchers at UCSF has discovered a new way to predict breast cancer survival based on an “immune profile” – the relative levels of three types of immune cells within a tumor. Knowing a patient’s profile may one day help guide treatment.

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