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Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

New Breast Cancer Results Illustrate Promise and Potential of I-SPY 2 Trial

New Breast Cancer Results Illustrate Promise and Potential of I-SPY 2 Trial

April 7, 2014

In an innovative clinical trial led by UC San Francisco, the experimental drug neratinib along with standard chemotherapy was found to be a beneficial treatment for some women with newly diagnosed, high-risk breast cancer.

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Experts Question Routine Mammograms in Elderly

April 1, 2014

Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a review of the scientific literature by experts at UCSF and Harvard medical schools.

 
Mechanical Forces Driving Breast Cancer Lead to Key Molecular Discovery

Mechanical Forces Driving Breast Cancer Lead to Key Molecular Discovery

March 27, 2014

The stiffening of breast tissue in breast-cancer development points to a new way to distinguish a type of breast cancer with a poor prognosis from a related, but often less deadly type, UC San Francisco researchers have found in a new study.

Molecular Biologist Wins European Prize for Women Innovators

Molecular Biologist Wins European Prize for Women Innovators

March 11, 2014

Laura van 't Veer, PhD, was honored this week as one of the top female scientific innovators in Europe. 

 
Scientists Call for Screening Mammography Every Two Years for Most Women

Scientists Call for Screening Mammography Every Two Years for Most Women

February 3, 2014

Adoption of new guidelines recommending screening mammography every two years for women ages 50 to 74 would result in breast cancer screening that is equally effective, while saving the United States $4.3 billion a year in health care costs, according to a study led by UC San Francisco.

Top Trends in Health Sciences for 2014

Top Trends in Health Sciences for 2014

December 18, 2013

What areas of research are heating up in 2014? How will patients access health care differently in the coming year?