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UCSF Professor Describes Evolving Science of Breast Cancer Screening

September 29, 2011

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its recommendations for screening healthy women using mammography. The task force is an independent panel of experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that makes recommendations on a broad range of clinical preventive health care services, such ...
How Normal Cells Become Brain Cancers

How Normal Cells Become Brain Cancers

September 29, 2011

Brain tumor specimens taken from neurosurgery cases at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center has given scientists a new window on the transformation that occurs as healthy brain cells begin to form tumors. The work may help identify new drugs to target ...
UCSF, UC Merced to Study Effectiveness of Anti-Tobacco Programs

UCSF, UC Merced to Study Effectiveness of Anti-Tobacco Programs

September 7, 2011

Researchers with the University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, Merced will examine the effectiveness of state and local anti-smoking programs across the United States to ensure that health authorities are able to use their increasingly limited resources to support and defend ...
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Adolescent Window of Breast Cancer Risk Explained in Award-Winning Video

September 7, 2011

Girls may be vulnerable to environmental exposures that contribute to breast cancer decades later – the evidence comes from studies of Japanese atomic bomb survivors and studies of women who received radiation treatment for medical conditions when they were girls. Rodent studies also point to ...
UCSF Prostate Cancer Survivor Grows a Beard for a Good Cause

UCSF Prostate Cancer Survivor Grows a Beard for a Good Cause

September 1, 2011

For the first time in his life, 50-year-old Art Wagner is growing a beard. He wants people to ask why. He will tell them that he is a survivor of prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in men. He will tell them that ...
Dreamforce Event to Feature UCSF Dream Team on September 1

Dreamforce Event to Feature UCSF Dream Team on September 1

August 29, 2011

Linda Giudice remembers the day, about 10 years ago, when a woman she was treating asked if her multiple miscarriages might have been the result of growing up on the Love Canal, a former toxic waste site near Niagara Falls. That conversation led to a ...