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Delays for Asian-American Women After Abnormal Mammogram

Delays for Asian-American Women After Abnormal Mammogram

June 15, 2017

Asian-American women are more likely to experience delays in follow-up treatment after an abnormal mammogram compared to white women, according to new UC San Francisco research.

UCSF Mourns the Loss of Bay Area Philanthropist Gerson Bakar (1928-2017)

UCSF Mourns the Loss of Bay Area Philanthropist Gerson Bakar (1928-2017)

June 8, 2017

The UCSF community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gerson Bakar, a real estate developer whose philanthropic vision and leadership made an enduring impact on health care, Jewish community organizations, and education throughout the Bay Area.

New Treatments and Care for Cancer

New Treatments and Care for Cancer

June 2, 2017

Cancer specialists from UC San Francisco will present new findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s largest clinical cancer research meeting.

When Women Are Fully Informed about Pelvic Exams, Desire for the Exam Plummets

When Women Are Fully Informed about Pelvic Exams, Desire for the Exam Plummets

May 18, 2017

Providing healthy women with information about pelvic examinations, including a professional society’s strong recommendation against them, substantially decreases the patients’ desire for the exam, according to a study led by UC San Francisco. The study will be published May 18, 2017, in the American Journal of ...
Eating Right and Exercising Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence

Eating Right and Exercising Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence

May 17, 2017

Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death, according to a research team led by UC San Francisco investigators.

Scientists Identify Biomarkers to Guide Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Scientists Identify Biomarkers to Guide Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

May 11, 2017

A test commonly used in breast cancer has been found to also identify which patients with aggressive prostate cancer will benefit from hormonal therapy, according to a study led by scientists at UC San Francisco and the University of Michigan.