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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 ...
Five UCSF Scientists Named to Institute of Medicine

Five UCSF Scientists Named to Institute of Medicine

October 17, 2011

UCSF School of Nursing Dean David Vlahov and four other UCSF faculty members have been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. The new UCSF members were announced today (Oct. 17, 2011) in ...
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer May Succumb to New Treatments

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer May Succumb to New Treatments

October 14, 2011

Treating triple-negative breast cancer is too often like swinging and missing three pitches in baseball. But for a UCSF-led team that includes a breast cancer laboratory researcher, a breast cancer oncologist and a breast cancer surgical oncologist, it’s now a new ballgame. As you can ...