January 11, 2007
Due to aggressive prostate cancer screening, more men than ever before are being diagnosed with small, low-grade tumors that may pose little immediate threat.
Oncologists are offering some of these men close monitoring -- called active surveillance -- without any immediate treatment. Why not treat?
January 10, 2007
Many men with early-stage prostate cancers may be undergoing treatment unnecessarily with surgery or radiation, according to a leading prostate cancer surgeon.
Heads-up diagnosis and treatment have undoubtedly played an important role in decreasing deaths due to prostate cancer. But even so, "about half the ...
December 21, 2006
UCSF Breast Cancer Center Chosen to Design and Test Innovative, Consumer-Centered Personal Health Record
The Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) will play a key role in a program to help consumers use information technology to better ...
December 11, 2006
In a room overflowing with people at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, David Jablons, MD, professor and chief of thoracic surgery, gave the audience, many of whom are patients under his care, a reason to hope.
"We are making progress -- there are exciting sciences ...
December 10, 2006
Cancer immunoresistance may be partially due to loss of a well-known tumor suppressor gene, according to new research led by Andrew T. Parsa, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. The findings are reported today (December 10) online ...
December 7, 2006
UCSF's Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, and Roger Nicoll, MD, have each received a 2006 Peter Gruber Prize, awarded annually to individuals in various disciplines who have made discoveries and contributions that effect fundamental shifts in human knowledge and culture.
Blackburn received the 2006 Genetics Prize for ...