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.
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.
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.
March 11, 2014
Laura van 't Veer, PhD, was honored this week as one of the top female scientific innovators in Europe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 14, 2014
JNCCN - Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network named Margaret A. Tempero, MD, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, as the new Editor-in-Chief.
February 12, 2014
UC San Francisco’s four professional schools topped the nation in federal research funding in 2013, with the University as a whole ranking first among public recipients and second overall in funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to annual NIH figures.