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May 02, 2012
A pioneering approach to imaging breast cancer in mice has revealed new clues about why the human immune system often fails to attack tumors and keep cancer in check. This observation, by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), may help to reveal new approaches to cancer immunotherapy.
May 01, 2012
In a study of patients 65 and older with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), younger patients were more likely to receive treatment than older patients, regardless of overall health and prognosis.
April 23, 2012
Ten years ago, a landmark clinical trial in Canada demonstrated the unequivocal effectiveness of brain surgeries for treating uncontrolled epilepsy, but since then the procedure has not been widely adopted — in fact, it is dramatically underutilized according to a new UCSF study.
April 19, 2012
In honor of National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the UCSF Department of Dermatology is offering free skin cancer screenings. The event is co-sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, and San Francisco Supervisor Christina Olague.
April 17, 2012
A new brain cancer vaccine tailored to individual patients by using material from their own tumors has proven effective in a multicenter phase 2 clinical trial at extending their lives by several months or longer. The patients suffered from recurrent glioblastoma multiform — which kills thousands of Americans every year.
March 26, 2012
Long considered a New Age way of meditating and exercising, yoga, qigong and tai chi have increasingly become popular among cancer patients who regain strength and balance after chemotherapy and surgery.
February 24, 2012
Simultaneous targeting of two different molecules in cancer is an effective way to shrink tumors, block invasion, and stop metastasis, scientists at UCSF have found — work that may improve the effectiveness of combination treatments that include drugs like Avastin.
February 22, 2012
Uncovering the network of genes regulated by a crucial molecule involved in cancer called mTOR, which controls protein production inside cells, researchers at UCSF have discovered how a protein “master regulator” goes awry, leading to metastasis, the fatal step of cancer.
February 06, 2012
A new UCSF analysis has found that a state ballot initiative to increase the cigarette tax would create about 12,000 jobs and nearly $2 billion in new economic activity in California.
February 03, 2012
In a triumph of the human spirit and life-saving health care, Angelica Galang, 23, is now attending law school after UCSF neurosurgeon Philip Weinstein removed a five-inch tumor in one of the most complex spinal surgeries of its kind.

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