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Scalp Cooling Can Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Retain Hair

Scalp Cooling Can Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Retain Hair

February 14, 2017

Scalp cooling can lessen some chemotherapy-induced hair loss – one of the most devastating hallmarks of cancer – in certain breast cancer patients, according to a new multicenter study from UC San Francisco, Weill Cornell Medicine and three other medical centers.

'Dense Breasts' Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

'Dense Breasts' Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

February 2, 2017

In what is believed to be the first large-scale study to quantify the development of breast cancer according to the degree of glandular tissue versus fat, researchers headed by UC San Francisco evaluated risk factors in more than 200,000 women.

The Role of Common Risk Factors in ER-positive, ER-negative Breast Cancer

The Role of Common Risk Factors in ER-positive, ER-negative Breast Cancer

January 9, 2017

Karla Kerlikowske, MD, and team recently published a paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that examined the role of common risk factors in the development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers. The study sheds new light on how a woman's age, weight, ...
Advances in breast cancer research and treatment bring hope

Advances in breast cancer research and treatment bring hope

October 12, 2016

Scientists across the University of California system are taking aim at breast cancer. Along with developing better detection methods, researchers are making advances in imaging techniques and tapping into advances in genetics and immunology to develop more refined approaches to treatment.

Beating breast cancer: The latest on prevention and screening

Beating breast cancer: The latest on prevention and screening

October 4, 2016

There’s good news on the breast cancer front: Advances in medicine are helping more women than ever survive a breast cancer diagnosis.

Some Breast Cancer Patients With Low Genetic Risk Could Skip Chemotherapy, Study Finds

Some Breast Cancer Patients With Low Genetic Risk Could Skip Chemotherapy, Study Finds

August 24, 2016

Early-stage breast cancer patients whose tumors carry genetic markers associated with a low risk of disease recurrence may not need to undergo chemotherapy, suggests a new study that employed a test devised by a UC San Francisco researcher.