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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 ...
Considering Race in Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Considering Race in Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

April 26, 2018

An article titled ‘Race matters for breast cancer screening protocols,’ was published last month on AuntMinnie.com. The article highlights a study published online in JAMA Surgery that examined the age distribution of breast cancer diagnosis in the United States across race and ethnicity. The intention of the study was ...
Susan G. Komen® Recognizes Renowned Investigators as 2017 Recipients of Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction

Susan G. Komen® Recognizes Renowned Investigators as 2017 Recipients of Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction

October 5, 2017

Today two widely respected and accomplished breast cancer investigators join the ranks of an esteemed group of scientists as recipients of this year’s Brinker Awards – the highest scientific honor awarded by Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization.   Established by Komen ...