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Talk on 'Butt Cancer' Tackles Taboo with Humor to Win 2018 Postdoc Slam

Talk on 'Butt Cancer' Tackles Taboo with Humor to Win 2018 Postdoc Slam

October 2, 2018

A talk about a little-talked-about topic won the top prize at the 2018 Postdoc Slam. Many people do not know that the same virus that causes cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV), can also infect the skin of the anus and lead to anal cancer, said Sona ...
Breast Cancer Surgery in Frail Elderly Women Linked to Poor Results

Breast Cancer Surgery in Frail Elderly Women Linked to Poor Results

August 29, 2018

In a study appearing Aug. 29, 2018, in JAMA Surgery, UCSF researchers found that 58 percent of women who resided in a nursing home for more than 90 days before breast cancer surgery experienced significant functional decline one year after surgery. The study found that women ...
Breast Cancer Follow-Up Imaging Varies Widely, Study Finds

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Imaging Varies Widely, Study Finds

July 13, 2018

Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco. Some patients go without the annual mammograms that experts recommend, while others with the same cancer diagnosis receive full-body scans ...
Combination Therapy May Revive Prospects for 'Embattled' Breast Cancer Drugs

Combination Therapy May Revive Prospects for 'Embattled' Breast Cancer Drugs

June 25, 2018

More than 60 percent of breast cancer cases involve defects in the same biochemical chain of events within cancer cells — known as the PI3 kinase (PI3K) pathway — but efforts to develop therapies targeting this pathway have met with little success after hundreds of ...
Collaborations, Opportunities at Annual ASCO Conference

Collaborations, Opportunities at Annual ASCO Conference

June 14, 2018

Once again UCSF had an impressive presence at this year's annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) in Chicago. One of the world’s most prestigious gatherings of oncology professionals, ASCO 2018 drew more than 40,000 cancer experts focusing on groundbreaking research ...
Computers Equal Radiologists in Assessing Breast Density and Associated Breast Cancer Risk

Computers Equal Radiologists in Assessing Breast Density and Associated Breast Cancer Risk

April 30, 2018

Automated breast-density evaluation was just as accurate in predicting women’s risk of breast cancer, found and not found by mammography, as subjective evaluation done by radiologists, in a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco and Mayo Clinic. Both assessment methods were equally accurate ...