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Landmark Mammography Study Highlights the Importance of Breast Cancer Screening

Landmark Mammography Study Highlights the Importance of Breast Cancer Screening

December 26, 2018

A landmark mammography study has found that women who receive annual breast cancer screenings will have a lower mortality rate and will benefit more from therapy upon diagnosis of breast cancer. The lead investigator on this study was László Tabár, MD. He and his ...
Faculty Ideas Inspire Record-Breaking Year for UCSF's Campaign

Faculty Ideas Inspire Record-Breaking Year for UCSF's Campaign

December 23, 2018

In the year since announcing an ambitious, $5 billion fundraising campaign, UC San Francisco has seen record-breaking generosity from its supporters, inspired by faculty-led ideas to tackle some of the toughest problems in health and science. See More of UCSF’s 2018 Year in Review » ...
Prostate Cancer Disparities Greatest in Low-Risk Disease

Prostate Cancer Disparities Greatest in Low-Risk Disease

December 19, 2018

Black men in the United States are known to suffer disproportionately from prostate cancer. Now, a new study investigating prostate cancer deaths by race has found that African American men have twice the chance of dying from low-risk prostate cancer than men of other racial ...
Year in Review: 2018

Year in Review: 2018

December 12, 2018

Precision medicine, immunotherapy, and population health led the news at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2018.  Whether through expediting drug discovery, tailoring genomic sequencing, or expanding palliative care, our UCSF cancer community remained committed to improving outcomes for every cancer ...
Cancer Researchers ID 'Achilles Heel' of Drug-Resistant Tumors

Cancer Researchers ID 'Achilles Heel' of Drug-Resistant Tumors

November 26, 2018

UC San Francisco scientists have figured out why some lung cancers become drug-resistant after initially responding to targeted therapies. In the process, they devised a new two-pronged approach that yields an effective treatment for these cancers in the laboratory and holds tremendous promise for the ...
New Method Of Breast Reconstruction May Reduce Pain For Some Cancer Survivors

New Method Of Breast Reconstruction May Reduce Pain For Some Cancer Survivors

November 20, 2018

For nearly four decades, the main option for breast reconstruction for women who had to undergo a mastectomy was to place implants under the main chest muscle – a procedure that often results in chronic pain and muscle weakness in the chest and arms. Hani ...