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NEWS: When Cancer is Not Cancer (The California Sunday Magazine feature 12/14)

L.Esserman"I walk past the unadorned doors at the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center at the University of California, San Francisco, along a corridor decorated in shades of mauve so soothing that they barely register as colors. All is generic, aggressively nondescript, until, that is, I reach the office of Laura Esserman, the center’s director. Her entryway is papered over with cartoons that mock right-wing pundits. There are inspirational quotes from Abraham Lincoln and Niccolò Machiavelli, among others, all boiling down to one sentiment: When you challenge people’s deeply held beliefs, well, haters gonna hate."

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NEWS: TARGIT-US Registry Trial

Trial Announcement [pdf]
The BCC is excited to announce the start of the TARGIT-US Registry Trial, a national registry trial that evaluates the use of targeted intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT). Spearheaded by UCSF's own Dr. Michael Alvarado, the national TARGIT-US Registry Trial is now enrolling at UCSF, John Muir Medical Center, Columbia University Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center and will soon be open to accrual at over 20 sites across the nation.

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