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Test Identifies Breast Cancer Patients with Lowest Risk of Death

Test Identifies Breast Cancer Patients with Lowest Risk of Death

June 29, 2017

A molecular test can pinpoint which patients will have a very low risk of death from breast cancer even 20 years after diagnosis and tumor removal, according to a new clinical study led by UC San Francisco in collaboration with colleagues in Sweden. As a result, “ultralow” risk patients could be treated less aggressively and overtreatment avoided, leading to fewer toxic effects.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Shine Among Finest in 9 Pediatric Specialties Nationwide

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Shine Among Finest in 9 Pediatric Specialties Nationwide

June 27, 2017

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, rank among the country’s best in nine specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of 187 pediatric hospitals nationwide.

Faculty, Young Investigators Presented

Faculty, Young Investigators Presented "Practice Changing" Studies at ASCO

June 21, 2017

UCSF had an impressive presence at this year's annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) in Chicago. One of the world’s most prestigious gatherings of oncology professionals, ASCO 2017 drew more than 40,000 cancer experts focusing on groundbreaking research and advances ...
Artificial Intelligence Melanoma Detector Wins Cancer Center Impact Grant

Artificial Intelligence Melanoma Detector Wins Cancer Center Impact Grant

June 19, 2017

A proposal for an artificial intelligence-based skin cancer screening tool won the 2017 Cancer Center Impact Grant, a $250,000 award to support high-risk, high-reward research projects that are unlikely to be funded by conventional sources.

Delays for Asian-American Women After Abnormal Mammogram

Delays for Asian-American Women After Abnormal Mammogram

June 15, 2017

Asian-American women are more likely to experience delays in follow-up treatment after an abnormal mammogram compared to white women, according to new UC San Francisco research.

UCSF Mourns the Loss of Bay Area Philanthropist Gerson Bakar (1928-2017)

UCSF Mourns the Loss of Bay Area Philanthropist Gerson Bakar (1928-2017)

June 8, 2017

The UCSF community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gerson Bakar, a real estate developer whose philanthropic vision and leadership made an enduring impact on health care, Jewish community organizations, and education throughout the Bay Area.