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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.

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Bone Drugs May Not Protect Osteoporotic Women from Breast Cancer

August 11, 2014

Osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates may not protect women from breast cancer as had been thought, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
 

Cancer Categories Recast in Largest-Ever Genomic Study

Cancer Categories Recast in Largest-Ever Genomic Study

August 7, 2014

New research partly led by UC San Francisco-affiliated scientists suggests that one in 10 cancer patients would be more accurately diagnosed if their tumors were defined by cellular and molecular criteria rather than by the tissues in which they originated, and that this information, in turn, could lead to more appropriate treatments.

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.