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Dr. Frank E. Staggers Put 'Community' in Cancer Center Advisory Board

Dr. Frank E. Staggers Put 'Community' in Cancer Center Advisory Board

February 14, 2014

In 2005, Dr. Rena Pasick was set to establish a community advisory board for UCSF's Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center as a matter of course. What ensued, however, was far from routine, thanks to Frank E. Staggers, Sr., MD.


Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer "Dream Team" Tackles Baffling, Deadly Disease

April 8, 2014

UC San Francisco has been selected to join a national "dream team" on pancreatic cancer, part of a project designed to accelerate treatment and discoveries for one of the most deadly forms of cancer.

New Breast Cancer Results Illustrate Promise and Potential of I-SPY 2 Trial

New Breast Cancer Results Illustrate Promise and Potential of I-SPY 2 Trial

April 7, 2014

In an innovative clinical trial led by UC San Francisco, the experimental drug neratinib along with standard chemotherapy was found to be a beneficial treatment for some women with newly diagnosed, high-risk breast cancer.

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Experts Question Routine Mammograms in Elderly

April 1, 2014

Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a review of the scientific literature by experts at UCSF and Harvard medical schools.

 
Mechanical Forces Driving Breast Cancer Lead to Key Molecular Discovery

Mechanical Forces Driving Breast Cancer Lead to Key Molecular Discovery

March 27, 2014

The stiffening of breast tissue in breast-cancer development points to a new way to distinguish a type of breast cancer with a poor prognosis from a related, but often less deadly type, UC San Francisco researchers have found in a new study.

Acclaimed British Scientist Is Named Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Acclaimed British Scientist Is Named Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

March 17, 2014

One of the world’s preeminent cancer scientists, Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, has been appointed the new director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.  

Molecular Biologist Wins European Prize for Women Innovators

Molecular Biologist Wins European Prize for Women Innovators

March 11, 2014

Laura van 't Veer, PhD, was honored this week as one of the top female scientific innovators in Europe. 

 
E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction for U.S. Teens, Says UCSF Study

E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction for U.S. Teens, Says UCSF Study

March 6, 2014

E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

 
Key Pancreatic Cancer Defect Is Identified by UCSF Researchers

Key Pancreatic Cancer Defect Is Identified by UCSF Researchers

March 5, 2014

Pancreatic cancer, compared to other types of leading cancer killers, is detected later and does not respond well to either new or established drugs. Now a new UC San Francisco study has shed light on the origins of one type of deadly pancreatic cancer.

CTSI Spotlight:  Joel Palefsky

CTSI Spotlight: Joel Palefsky

February 26, 2014

Joel Palefsky, MD, is the director of the Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship Program (CTRFP) at CTSI. Note: Dr. Palefsky was recently awarded an $89 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for a major investigation of anal cancer.

Dr. Frank E. Staggers Put 'Community' in Cancer Center Advisory Board

Dr. Frank E. Staggers Put 'Community' in Cancer Center Advisory Board

February 14, 2014

In 2005, Dr. Rena Pasick was set to establish a community advisory board for UCSF's Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center as a matter of course. What ensued, however, was far from routine, thanks to Frank E. Staggers, Sr., MD.