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Bristol-Myers joins Exelixis for drugs. South SF Avastin linked to higher risk of clots  Genentech: A team of university researchers: Blockbuster cancer drug is linked to a significantly increased risk of blood clots in the veins Cell Genesys Drug Trial Halts  South SF: Shares plunged more than 70% after a clinical trial of its cancer vaccine Gvax was stopped due to a higher number of deaths among patients Bad news on cancer drug Rituxan  Genentech: Shares in Genentech sagged, after the company said Rituxan failed to curb symptoms of the debilitating autoimmune disorder Man sues city for toxic pollution. Pinole Iconic ad man Hal Riney dies  San Francisco: The advertising man whose memorable work helped establish the city as an important creative center for the industry died of cancer at 75 FDA Clears Avastin for Breast Cancer  Genentech: A Genentech drug received federal approval, a surprise decision Prostate cancer vaccine shows promise
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2016-02-27 Joe Biden, wife hold cancer roundtable at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Pacific Heights
C. 2015-07-09 Legandary Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler dies Raiders
D. 2014-09-20 Joe McNamara, former San Jose police chief dies San Jose
4. 2014-07-02 Genentech to buy Seragon Pharmaceuticals Genentech
F. 2014-05-01 Stanford Hospital introduces 3D breast screening
6. 2014-02-25 Slaughterhouse accused of selling meat from cows with cancer Rancho Feeding Corp, Petaluma
7. 2013-09-20 John Lilienthal, prominent investment manager, dies San Francisco
8. 2013-08-30 San Francisco Opera's Mansouri dead at 84 San Francisco
9. 2013-08-27 Amgen to Buy Onyx for $10.4 Billion to Gain Cancer Drug South SF

  Jobs has hormone imbalance, remain CEO
  Joe Biden, wife hold cancer roundtable at UCSF Map of Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center San Francisco  Pacific Heights: Vice President, who is spearheading a $1 billion national initiative to eliminate cancer, continued his tour of the nationís top cancer research facilities Legandary Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler dies   He led Oakland to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1974. He died as a result of complications from colon canc... Joe McNamara, former San Jose police chief dies Genentech to buy Seragon Pharmaceuticals  Genentech, which is part of Roche, will pay for a San Diego company developing treatments for the most common kind of breast cancer Stanford Hospital introduces 3D breast screening Slaughterhouse accused of selling meat from cows with cancer. Petaluma John Lilienthal, prominent investment manager, dies. San Francisco San Francisco Opera's Mansouri dead at 84 Amgen to Buy Onyx for $10.4 Billion to Gain Cancer Drug  South SF: Amgen Inc. agreed to buy Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a $10.4 billion to give Amgen access to a rapidly expanding cancer-drug market Josť Julio Sarria, gay political pioneer, dies. San Francisco   Jobs 'died of respiratory arrest'  Steve Jobs: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest linked to the spread of his pancreatic cancer, his death certificate has revealed Carcinogen found in recycled water. San Jose Zoo Euthanizes Polar Bear With Cancer. SF Zoo Ex-Rep. Tauscher Diagnosed With Cancer  Oakland: Currently the State Department's top arms control official, Ellen Tauscher has been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus Panel doesn't back Avastin for cancer. Genentech Avastin delays ovarian cancer. Genentech Editor Who Wrote About Her Cancer Dies. SF Chronicle St. Mary's preps for new cancer center. San Francisco Medivation to develop cancer drug. San Francisco Gap founder dies  San Francisco: Don Fisher, who with his wife co-founded Gap Inc. with a single store in 1969, died today of cancer. He was 81 Ex-Dispatcher Gets Jail For Cancer Scam. Napa FDA clears drug for kidney cancer  Genentech: Food and Drug Administration approved its cancer treatment Avastin for a new use, marking the sixth approval for the blockbuster drug Dispatcher Pleads Guilty To Cancer Scam. Napa Roche touts Herceptin in stomach cancers. Genentech Former HP CEO Fiorina Has Breast Cancer  The San Francisco Chronicle: former Hewlett Packard Chief Executive Carly Fiorina has been diagnosed with breast cancer   Apple CEO Jobs taking medical leave

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  Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs is taking a leave until June, even though a week ago the cancer survivor tried to assure investors
 In an e-mail to employees, Jobs backtracked: 'During the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought'. Apple's stock dropped 7%
  Apple: A survivor of pancreatic cancer said that a hormone imbalance is to blame for the weight loss that has prompted worries about his health.    Jobs, 53, said that his thinness had been a mystery even to him and his doct...

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  South SF: Shares in Cell Genesys shot up nearly 20% after the company released a favorable analysis of its experimental prostate cancer vaccine GVAX
Jan.2 Rep. Lantos retires due to cancer
  San Francisco: Tom Lantos, a California Democrat will not seek re-election this year because he has cancer of the esophagus

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Dec.25 Genetic Screens Help Black And Hispanic. Stanford Dec.4 Workers face increased cancer dangers
  Port of Oakland: The report found was ten times the amount of pollution than in the air just a mile or two away
Oct.16 3Q Profit Up 21 % On Cancer Drug Sales
  Genentech: The profit rose nearly 21% from a year ago, beating expectations by a penny thanks to stronger-than-expected sales of the Avastin
Apr.18 File server with patient data stolen
  UCSF: A computer server with the addresses and SSN of at least 3,000 people, many of them cancer patients, was stolen from an off-campus office

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Oct.10 Breast Cancer On Decline In Bay Area Sep.12   Avastin approval slowed by FDA
  Genentech: Feds requested further data on the use of the drug for advanced breast cancer
Sep.6 Child Cancer Patient Reunited With Puppy. San Francisco Aug.12   Cancer drug review extended
  Genentech: FDA has extended by up to 90 days its review of Herceptin for treatment of patients with breast cancer.
Feb.13 Cancer Drug Trials Scaled Back  Genentech: Avastin only targets cancer, and leaves healthy cells alone Jan.11 Up 64% in quarter after good year
  Genentech: Earnings per share grew 63 percent to 31 cents as cancer drugs continued to build sales

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Oct.21 $1.6 billion in 7-year fundraising. UCSF Oct.10 Big 3rd Quarter Gains
  Genentech: Genentech Inc. reported a 56% surge in 3rd-quarter net income, fueled by drug sales of its colon cancer drug
Apr.16 Avastin helps those with breast cancer
  Genentech: Genentech Inc.'s pioneering colon cancer is already showing potential as a lung cancer treatment
Feb.1   'Finding Nemo' animator dies of cancer
  Berkeley: Dan Lee, a lead animator at Pixar Animation Studios died at 35 following a 17-month battle with lung cancer
Jan.13 Jefferson Airplane drummer dies
  Petaluma: Spencer Dryden has died of cancer at his home. He was 66

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Dec.27 Leader of Greek Orthodox church dies  San Francisco: The spiritual leader of the church in 7 western states Metropolitan Anthony Gergiannakis has died from a cancer Aug.1 CEO Jobs Says Has Cancer Surgery
  Apple: Chief Executive Steve has had successful surgery for a pancreatic cancer, the company's co-founder told employees
Feb.26   FDA approves cancer fighter Avastin
  Genentech: Genentech began shipping its widely anticipated colon cancer-fighting drug just hours after the government approval

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Oct.20 KTVU's Fancher died from breast cancer  Oakland: Faith Fancher, 53, chronicled her courageous battle with breast cancer Oct.1   Black Muslim Leader Dies of Cancer  Oakland: Yusef Bey was scheduled to stand trial on 27 counts of sex crimes May.10   Quarter of households reported cancer
  Marin County: 4,408 of the 20,000 people contacted said one or more of the people in their household have cancer
May.7   Breast cancer related to alcohol
  Marin County: Alcohol consumption is correlated with breast cancer among women in Marin County
Apr.4   Breast cancer rates not high as thought  Marin County: Studies that found skyrocketing rates in Marin County relied on faulty population data, National Cancer Institute say Mar.18 Geron's stock soars on research news
  Menlo Park: The experimental cancer vaccine showed promise in fighting all types of the disease

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Dec.13   Sen. Boxer pushes for $1.5M cancer help
  San Rafael: Senator will push Congress for help to figure out what's causing elevated breast cancer rates in Marin County
Dec.5   Pollution not cause of breast cancer
  Marin County: County's high cancer rate may have nothing to do with geography and everything to do with demography Nov.9 Elevated cancer rates. Marin County Oct.24 Harry Hay, gay rights pioneer, dies at 90
  San Francisco: Hay devoted his life to progressive politics. He suffered from lung cancer
Sep.10 Stock plummets 9.7%
  Genentech: Avastin, once-promising experimental breast cancer drug, had failed a clinical trial
Sep.7 Big patent win vs. Chiron. Genentech Mar.1 Gay rights activist Bill Beardemphl dies
  San Francisco: Founder of the Society for Individual Rights,has died of prostate cancer at 75
Jan.16 Earnings rise
  Genentech: Biotechnology company nearly tripled its earnings on the sales strength of its two cancer drugs

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Dec.6 Commerce One co-founder dies. Pleasanton Oct.28 14,000 at breast cancer walk. Golden Gate Park Oct.9 S.F. General gets $10 million grant
  San Francisco: Hospital and UCSF will be awarded a grant from the Avon Products Foundation to finance breast cancer research
Jul.17 Pitcher Helping Wife with Cancer
  Giants: Mark Gardner, a starting pitcher for the Giants, is taking time off to be with his wife, who is gravely ill
Jul.11   Genentech meets expectations
  Cancer drug Rituxan helped Genentech match estimates in the second quarter
Apr.5   Roundtree attends fundraiser
  San Pablo: Actor, best known for his title role in the movie 'Shaft' spent night raising money for breast cancer research
Jan.25     Employee Cancer Screening
  San Jose City Hall: Mayor Gonzales proposed allowing city employees paid time off to get regular breast or prostate screenings
Jan.17   Retired nuclear physicist dies
  Palo Alto: D. Lawrence developed a patented cancer treatment

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Aug.24   Web access to cancer group
  Stanford: Breast cancer support groups by offered free Internet access for the 12 week study
Aug.6   UCSF offering cancer test
  Screening test for early detection of lung cancer
Feb.13   Cartoonist Charles Schulz died
  Santa Rosa: Cartoonist who created the Peanuts strip died in his sleep apparently from complications of colon cancer
 350 million people who read his strips. His death was announced the very day that Schulz' final Peanuts strip appeared in newspapers. He was diagnosed with colon cancer and suffered small strokes during emergency surgery

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