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.
November 09, 2010
Smoking in women with breast cancer increases breast cancer deaths and deaths overall, according to preliminary research results presented by UCSF epidemiologist Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
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.
July 27, 2010
UCSF has hired two senior managers to strengthen the University’s research enterprise.
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).
July 13, 2010
Early tobacco industry funding of the Framingham Heart Study delayed findings that eventually identified smoking as a major risk factor for heart disease, according to a UCSF analysis.
June 29, 2010
Let there be no question: I am strongly anti-tobacco. Over the years, my husband and I have worked with a financial adviser to manage our investment portfolio. Our practice has been to advise him on our broad financial strategy, but we did not get involved in individual stock selections. This led to the investment in the stock of a tobacco company, which conflicts with our values.
May 27, 2010
Three new UCSF studies describe the wide reach of the tobacco industry and its influence on young people, military veterans and national health care reform.
May 14, 2010
The campus community is invited to learn about the health hazards of tobacco at UCSF’s World No Tobacco Day event on May 28.
April 14, 2010
Rebecca Skloot, author of New York Times bestselling book “The Immortal Life of Henriettal Lacks,” will visit UCSF for a special conversation about science and the ethics of research on April 28.
March 03, 2010
A new study co-authored by a UCSF resident physician and published this week examines why low-income countries are making poor progress in meeting international health goals. Study researcher Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, of the Department of Medicine at UCSF and Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, said findings highlight the importance of looking at the entire health experience of a family, rather than just one or a few diseases.
February 03, 2010
Douglas Bettcher, director of the World Health Organization’s Tobacco Free Initiative, will talk about reining in Big Tobacco during a symposium at UCSF on February 12.
January 29, 2010
A UCSF analysis of published studies on the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and smoking indicates that smoking cigarettes is a significant risk factor for the disease.
January 20, 2010
Reducing salt in the American diet by as little as one-half teaspoon (or three grams) per day could prevent nearly 100,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths each year, according to a new study. Such benefits are on par with the benefits from reductions in smoking and could save the United States about $24 billion in healthcare costs, the researchers add.
January 12, 2010
African Americans comprise six percent of the California adult population, yet they account for over eight percent of the state’s smoking-attributable health care expenditures and 13 percent of smoking-attributable mortality costs, according to a new analysis by UCSF researchers.