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New hope for hair for breast cancer patients

February 10, 2016 - Reuters TV

There’s new hope for women fighting breast cancer worried about losing their hair during chemotherapy -- A helmet that can prevent hair loss by freezing the scalp, recently cleared by the FDA.

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FDA OK's cooling cap to save hair during chemotherapy

December 8, 2015 - CBS News

Losing her hair was one of the side effects Donna Tookes dreaded most as she prepared to start chemotherapy almost two years ago. She stocked up on scarves to cover the expected loss of her signature silver mane. But she never needed them, because she got the opportunity to take part in testing a cooling system called the DigniCap, which chills patients' scalps to reduce hair loss during chemo.

'Give Breast Cancer the Boot' Funds New Projects to Benefit Breast Cancer Patients

'Give Breast Cancer the Boot' Funds New Projects to Benefit Breast Cancer Patients

November 12, 2015 - UCSF News

Projects focus on quality of life, new treatment options, patient navigation and decision support, survivorship, among others.

The debate over early breast cancer treatment

The debate over early breast cancer treatment

November 3, 2015 - CBS News

Nearly 60,000 women a year are told they have the earliest form of breast cancer, called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, according to the American Cancer Society. DCIS accounts for up to 25 percent of breast cancers. A recent study, though, is adding fuel to the argument that this non-invasive form of the disease is being over-diagnosed and over-treated.

UCSF at Dreamforce 2015: Watch the Highlights

UCSF at Dreamforce 2015: Watch the Highlights

October 12, 2015 - UCSF News

Each year, UCSF participates in the massive technology gathering by Salesforce, highlighting the latest innovations in health care and research.

Five Things Women Should Know About Breast Cancer

Five Things Women Should Know About Breast Cancer

October 1, 2015 - University of California News

Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer among American women, except for skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. But emerging knowledge offers reason for optimism. Here are five things women should know about breast cancer, according to Dr. Laura Esserman.

A Breast Cancer Surgeon Who Keeps Challenging the Status Quo

A Breast Cancer Surgeon Who Keeps Challenging the Status Quo

September 28, 2015 - New York Times

Dr. Esserman is one of the most vocal proponents of the idea that breast cancer screening brings with it overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Her philosophy is controversial, to say the least. For decades, the specter of women dying for lack of intervention has made aggressive treatment a given.