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Lamorna Brown Swigart: Circling the Bay for Breast Cancer

Lamorna Brown Swigart: Circling the Bay for Breast Cancer

July 7, 2015

Lamorna Brown Swigart has worked in cancer research at UCSF for more than 15 years. Over time, finding funding for research has become more and more challenging. Lamorna says, “There are so many great ideas and projects, and never enough funding to get it all ...
Genetic test makes individualised breast cancer treatment possible

Genetic test makes individualised breast cancer treatment possible

June 11, 2015

Laura van 't Veer, co-leader of the HDFCCC Breast Oncology Program, and her team (Netherlands) was awarded the prize for the invention of a gene-based tissue test which makes it possible to offer targeted treatment for breast cancer.

Ashworth Receives Award from Cancer Nonprofit

Ashworth Receives Award from Cancer Nonprofit

June 2, 2015

UC San Francisco’s Alan Ashworth, PhD, has received an award from a cancer nonprofit organization for his “significant contributions to research, advocacy, clinical care, education, awareness, or support of hereditary cancer.”

 
Women with Dense Breasts May Not Need More Screening

Women with Dense Breasts May Not Need More Screening

May 18, 2015

As the debate continues to swirl around the medical significance of dense breasts and whether extra screening should be done, a new study led by UC San Francisco has found that women with dense breasts may need only routine mammograms unless they are at high risk.

UCSF to Study Benefits of Personal Approach to Breast Cancer Screening

UCSF to Study Benefits of Personal Approach to Breast Cancer Screening

March 25, 2015

A research team at UC San Francisco has won a five-year award of $14.1 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to investigate whether a personalized approach to breast cancer screening is as safe and effective as annual mammograms.
 
Genetic Variant Protects Some Latina Women from Breast Cancer

Genetic Variant Protects Some Latina Women from Breast Cancer

October 20, 2014

An international research collaboration led by UC San Francisco researchers has identified a genetic variant common in Latina women that protects against breast cancer.