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Hard-Core Smokers are Softening Over Time

Hard-Core Smokers are Softening Over Time

October 10, 2017

Cigarette smokers with high levels of psychological distress are often heavy smokers, and thus identified as a “hard core” group who are less willing or able to quit than other smokers. However, a study by UC San Francisco researchers shows that over the course of ...
Susan G. Komen® Recognizes Renowned Investigators as 2017 Recipients of Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction

Susan G. Komen® Recognizes Renowned Investigators as 2017 Recipients of Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction

October 5, 2017

Today two widely respected and accomplished breast cancer investigators join the ranks of an esteemed group of scientists as recipients of this year’s Brinker Awards – the highest scientific honor awarded by Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization.   Established by Komen ...
UCSF First in State to Provide FDA-Approved CAR-T for Pediatric Cancer Patients

UCSF First in State to Provide FDA-Approved CAR-T for Pediatric Cancer Patients

September 18, 2017

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco has been certified as the first medical center in California to provide CAR-T therapy for children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), who have failed standard treatment.

University of California Cancer Consortium Takes on California's $14 Billion Killer

University of California Cancer Consortium Takes on California's $14 Billion Killer

September 11, 2017

The University of Californiaʻs five academic cancer centers, home to some of the worldʻs leading scientists and physicians, have formed a consortium to better address California's most pressing cancer-related problems and opportunities, UC President Janet Napolitano and Dr. John Stobo, executive vice president of UC Health, announced today.
 
Breast Cancer Patients Who Freeze Their Eggs See No Delay for Chemotherapy

Breast Cancer Patients Who Freeze Their Eggs See No Delay for Chemotherapy

September 9, 2017

Women who receive a breast cancer diagnosis while they are still young enough to bear children can take time to freeze their eggs and embryos without fear of delaying their cancer treatment, according to research by UC San Francisco scientists who have helped develop a ...