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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.

Acclaimed British Scientist Is Named Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Acclaimed British Scientist Is Named Director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

March 17, 2014

One of the world’s preeminent cancer scientists, Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, has been appointed the new director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.  

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. 

 
E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction for U.S. Teens, Says UCSF Study

E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction for U.S. Teens, Says UCSF Study

March 6, 2014

E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new UC San Francisco study.