Latest Research and Developments in Cancer Highlighted at Major Meeting

April 11, 2008

Researchers from the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center will take center stage during the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, set for the San Diego Convention Center April 12-16. Information presented by the researchers includes clinical trial findings related ...

Turning the Tide of Liver Cancer Among Asians

March 25, 2008

A largely preventable cancer is expected to become more common in the United States in coming years. No, it's not lung cancer -- the decades-long decline in smoking rates finally is leading to fewer lung cancer deaths. It's liver cancer. "It's deadly and it's preventable," ...

Wealthier Women Get More Breast Cancer Screenings, Regardless of Benefit

March 11, 2008

Among women 65 and older, wealthy women in poor health are more likely to receive screening mammography for breast cancer even when they are unlikely to benefit from the test, while poor women in good health are less likely to receive screening mammography even when ...

UCSF Researchers Validate New Model for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment in Multiple Ethnic Groups

March 4, 2008

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have developed a way to quickly estimate a woman's risk for invasive breast cancer. The new model, based on a measure of breast density that is already reported with the majority of mammograms today, is the first ...

Wells to Chair UCSF Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

March 3, 2008

James A. Wells, PhD, an internationally recognized biochemist and leader in the development of new technologies for engineering proteins and for identifying small molecules to aid in drug discovery, has been named chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the UCSF School of Pharmacy.

HPV Vaccine for Men?

February 29, 2008

The new vaccine used to prevent sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) in women and girls could play the same role in men and boys, says UCSF Professor of Medicine Joel Palefsky, MD. Without vaccination, Palefsky adds, "about 75 percent of men and women are going ...