University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Older Doctors Specializing in High Volume Screening Mammography Deliver More Accurate Results

March 1, 2005

Physicians who specialize in screening mammography and who have at least 25 years of experience are more accurate at interpreting the images and subject fewer women to the anxiety of false positives for cancer, when compared to physicians with less experience or those who don't ...

Community Invited to 'Raising Hope' Benefit for Cancer Center

February 25, 2005

One of San Francisco's most popular social events, the "Raising Hope" gala will take place on Monday, March 14 at the scenic Treasure Island and feature performances by Tony Award-winning entertainers Bernadette Peters and Tommy Tune. The evening's festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with ...

Prostate Cancer Vaccine Is First to Increase Survival

February 17, 2005

For the first time, researchers have found that a novel immunologic therapy increases survival by nearly 18 percent in men with advanced prostate cancer that no longer responds to hormone therapy. The therapeutic cancer vaccine, called APC8015 (Provenge), is likely to become a new standard ...

Bishop Named Winner of National Medal of Science

February 15, 2005

UCSF Chancellor J. Michael Bishop, MD, has been named a recipient of the 2003 National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for science and technology. Bishop was among eight winners announced on Monday (Feb. 14) by President George W. Bush. The honorees will receive ...

Blackburn to Present Gladstone Distinguished Lecture, Mar. 7

February 11, 2005

Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD, will present the 2005 Gladstone Distinguished Lecture in Molecular and Cell Biology on Monday, March 7. Titled "Telomeres and Telomerase in Health and Disease," the lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the Robert W. Mahley Auditorium in the Gladstone building, ...

Study Finds Brain Tumor Treatment Can Vary Greatly

February 2, 2005

Primary malignant brain tumors are not very common -- about 9,000 patients diagnosed per year -- and are associated with a poor prognosis. Treatment of these patients varies greatly among academic and community centers and can be in conflict with accepted guidelines of care, according ...