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Drop in Breast Cancer Rates Directly Tied to Reduced Hormone Therapy

November 30, 2010

In a new UCSF study of more than 2 million mammogram screenings performed on nearly 700,000 women in the United States, scientists for the first time show a direct link between reduced hormone therapy and declines in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) as well as ...
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"Watchful Waiting Has a New Set of Eyes

November 29, 2010

A UCSF research collaboration with GE Healthcare has produced the first results in humans of a new technology that promises to rapidly assess the presence and aggressiveness of prostate tumors in real time, by imaging the tumor's metabolism. This is the first time researchers have ...
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Write to Fight Cancer Workshop Gives Tools to Face Disease

November 23, 2010

Attendees at the Write to Fight Cancer workshop at UCSF's Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center's Art for Recovery Program were young and old, women and men, in active treatment and in remission. But they all had a story to tell, a story of how ...
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Smoking Is Associated with More Deaths among Women with Breast Cancer

November 9, 2010

Women who feel they need another good reason to quit smoking might want to consider their breast cancer risk. Those afflicted with breast cancer who smoke or who have smoked in the past are much less likely to survive the disease, according to a new ...
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CT Screening for Lung Cancer among Heavy Smokers Saves Lives

November 9, 2010

CT scans to detect lung cancer early can save lives, according to a study of 53,456 current and former smokers ages 55 to 74. The study findings were announced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) -- which funded the massive study -- on Novembers ...
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Genetics Research Accelerates Pace of Knowledge Gains

November 2, 2010

New technologies and techniques continue to accelerate the pace of discovery in human genetics research, a fact made clear by scientists who spoke about their searches for important mutations, gene variants and answers to basic biological questions at the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics' fifth-anniversary ...