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Precision-Medicine Approach Could Revive Prostate Cancer Test

Precision-Medicine Approach Could Revive Prostate Cancer Test

February 2, 2017

A new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente has identified genetic predictors of normal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in healthy men, which could be used to improve the accuracy of PSA-based prostate cancer screening tests.

'Dense Breasts' Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

'Dense Breasts' Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors

February 2, 2017

In what is believed to be the first large-scale study to quantify the development of breast cancer according to the degree of glandular tissue versus fat, researchers headed by UC San Francisco evaluated risk factors in more than 200,000 women.

E-Cigarettes are Expanding Tobacco Product Use Among Youth

E-Cigarettes are Expanding Tobacco Product Use Among Youth

January 23, 2017

E-cigarettes – thought by some to be responsible for a decline in youth cigarette smoking – are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

Successful Immunotherapy Requires System-Wide Immune Response

Successful Immunotherapy Requires System-Wide Immune Response

January 20, 2017

New research led by researchers from UC San Francisco and Stanford University has found that successful cancer immunotherapy appears to depend on whether the treatment can trigger a system-wide immune response, rather than just a local response within the tumor itself.

Largest-Ever Gift to UCSF Honors Philanthropist Helen Diller

Largest-Ever Gift to UCSF Honors Philanthropist Helen Diller

January 12, 2017

To honor and build on a lifetime of giving and charitable service by the late Helen Diller, the Helen Diller Foundation has granted $500 million to UC San Francisco, a university to which Helen was both generous and devoted. The gift will be the largest ...
HDFCCC Joins National Effort Endorsing Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

HDFCCC Joins National Effort Endorsing Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

January 10, 2017

Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).