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Kennedy Joins UCSF Panel to Discuss Brain Cancer

Kennedy Joins UCSF Panel to Discuss Brain Cancer

October 26, 2011

Mitchel Berger, professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, left, talks about caring for patients with brain cancer and their caregivers during a panel discussion featuring Vicki Kennedy, right. Long before the term “patient-centered” became a common catch phrase in health care ...
Three Women Lead UCSF’s $25 Million Fundraising Initiative to Fight Brain Cancer

Three Women Lead UCSF’s $25 Million Fundraising Initiative to Fight Brain Cancer

October 26, 2011

Members of the audience listen to a panel discussion featuring clinicians and caregivers talking about caring for a patient suffering from brain cancer at a recent event at UCSF Mission Bay. As a $25-million fundraising campaign gets underway for the UCSF Department of Neurological ...
Extra Vitamin E Linked to Prostate Cancer, But Diet Still Merits Study

Extra Vitamin E Linked to Prostate Cancer, But Diet Still Merits Study

October 24, 2011

Taking vitamin E supplements appear to increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer, according to a study that appears in the Oct. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. A multi-institutional team of researchers reported findings from the Selenium and Vitamin E ...
Three UCSF Professors Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three UCSF Professors Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

October 18, 2011

At a ceremony on Oct. 1, UCSF Professors Lewis Lanier, Talmadge King, Jr. and Kevan Shokat sign the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Book of Members, a tradition that dates back to 1780. Three UCSF professors were among 179 of the nation’s most ...
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PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer - Controversy Continues

October 18, 2011

A rekindled controversy over the use of PSA screening to help detect prostate cancer highlights the different perspectives physicians may take in framing issues, evaluating studies and deciding on best practices. Differing perspectives at UCSF include those of a leading urologist, and of an ...
High Rate of False-Positives with Annual Mammogram

High Rate of False-Positives with Annual Mammogram

October 17, 2011

During a decade of receiving mammograms, more than half of cancer-free women will be among those summoned back for more testing because of false-positive results, and about one in 12 will be referred for a biopsy. Simply shifting screening to every other year lowers a ...