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Laura Esserman Named to TIME 100 List of Most Influential People in the World

Laura Esserman Named to TIME 100 List of Most Influential People in the World

April 21, 2016

Time magazine has named internationally renowned breast cancer oncologist Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, to the2016 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

New UCSF Center for BRCA Research Expands Care for Increased Cancer Risk

New UCSF Center for BRCA Research Expands Care for Increased Cancer Risk

April 19, 2016

As more people get their hands on their own genetic data each day, many face an increasingly common question: What do you do if you carry a genetic risk factor for cancer?

Triple-Negative Breast Cancers Depend on Fat as Fuel, Research Shows

Triple-Negative Breast Cancers Depend on Fat as Fuel, Research Shows

March 7, 2016

The most intractable common form of breast cancer might in most cases be treatable by drugs that target fat metabolism, according to UC San Francisco researchers who discovered the tumors’ frequent dependence on fat as an energy source, and then successfully treated human breast tumors that they transplanted and grew in mice.

For Breast Cancer Patients, Never Too Late To Quit Smoking

For Breast Cancer Patients, Never Too Late To Quit Smoking

January 27, 2016

Documenting that it’s never too late to quit smoking, a large study of breast cancer survivors has found that those who quit smoking after their diagnosis had a 33 percent lower risk of death as a result of breast cancer than those who continued to smoke.

'Give Breast Cancer the Boot' Funds New Projects to Benefit Breast Cancer Patients

'Give Breast Cancer the Boot' Funds New Projects to Benefit Breast Cancer Patients

November 12, 2015

Projects focus on quality of life, new treatment options, patient navigation and decision support, survivorship, among others.

UCSF at Dreamforce 2015: Watch the Highlights

UCSF at Dreamforce 2015: Watch the Highlights

October 12, 2015

Each year, UCSF participates in the massive technology gathering by Salesforce, highlighting the latest innovations in health care and research.