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Breast Cancer Study Hits 30K Milestone in Demystifying Risk

Breast Cancer Study Hits 30K Milestone in Demystifying Risk

November 25, 2020

A national study evaluating a personalized approach to breast cancer screening and risk assessment has launched a new effort to diversify its participants, as it hits a milestone of 30,000 women enrolled.   The multiyear WISDOM study (Women Informed to Screen Depending on Measures of risk), led ...
New Model of Breast Cancer's Causes Developed by UCSF-led Team

New Model of Breast Cancer's Causes Developed by UCSF-led Team

July 8, 2020

A new model of the causes of breast cancer, created by a team led by researchers at UC San Francisco, Genentech and Stanford University, is designed to capture the complex interrelationships between dozens of primary and secondary breast cancer causes and stimulate further research. Breast ...
Researchers Halt Spread of Breast Cancer by Blocking Metastasis-Promoting Enzyme

Researchers Halt Spread of Breast Cancer by Blocking Metastasis-Promoting Enzyme

November 14, 2019

In a breakthrough with important implications for the future of immunotherapy for breast cancer, UC San Francisco scientists have found that blocking the activity of a single enzyme can prevent a common type of breast cancer from spreading to distant organs. While studying a mouse ...
Chemical Exposure Web Tool Defines Risks Faced by Millions of California Women

Chemical Exposure Web Tool Defines Risks Faced by Millions of California Women

August 22, 2019

A new web tool spells out for the first time the exposures that more than 6.5 million working women in California face that could increase their risk for breast cancer, including industrial solvents, antimicrobials and phthalates. The tool, which was developed by researchers at UC ...
Worrisome Increase in Some Medical Scans During Pregnancy

Worrisome Increase in Some Medical Scans During Pregnancy

July 24, 2019

Use of medical imaging during pregnancy increased significantly in the United States, a new study has found, with nearly a four-fold rise over the last two decades in the number of women undergoing computed tomography CT scans, which expose mothers and fetuses to radiation. Pregnant ...
Q & A with Thea Tlsty, PhD, on Leading International Team to Study Inflammation and Cancer

Q & A with Thea Tlsty, PhD, on Leading International Team to Study Inflammation and Cancer

January 29, 2019

Thea D. Tlsty, PhD, Professor of Pathology and a UCSF leader in cell cycling and signaling, received a $26 million Grand Challenge Grant from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) to lead an international team exploring how chronic inflammation causes cancer.