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New Treatments and Care for Cancer

New Treatments and Care for Cancer

June 2, 2017

Cancer specialists from UC San Francisco will present new findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s largest clinical cancer research meeting.

When Women Are Fully Informed about Pelvic Exams, Desire for the Exam Plummets

When Women Are Fully Informed about Pelvic Exams, Desire for the Exam Plummets

May 18, 2017

Providing healthy women with information about pelvic examinations, including a professional society’s strong recommendation against them, substantially decreases the patients’ desire for the exam, according to a study led by UC San Francisco. The study will be published May 18, 2017, in the American Journal of ...
Eating Right and Exercising Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence

Eating Right and Exercising Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence

May 17, 2017

Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death, according to a research team led by UC San Francisco investigators.

Scientists Identify Biomarkers to Guide Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Scientists Identify Biomarkers to Guide Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

May 11, 2017

A test commonly used in breast cancer has been found to also identify which patients with aggressive prostate cancer will benefit from hormonal therapy, according to a study led by scientists at UC San Francisco and the University of Michigan.

Video Imaging Reveals How Immune Cells Sense Danger

Video Imaging Reveals How Immune Cells Sense Danger

May 11, 2017

How do T cells, the beat cops of the immune system, detect signs of disease without the benefit of eyes? Like most cells, they explore their surroundings through direct physical contact, but how T cells feel out intruders rapidly and reliably enough to nip infections ...
In an Era of Precision Medicine, Testing New Approaches to Breast Cancer Screening

In an Era of Precision Medicine, Testing New Approaches to Breast Cancer Screening

May 9, 2017

A goal of precision medicine for cancer is to match patients with the most appropriate treatments based on information about the genetic and molecular changes in their tumors. This approach can also help patients avoid treatments that would be unlikely to help and could cause harm.