Recent articles by Elizabeth Fernandez

Pancreatic Cancer 'Dream Team' Tackles Baffling, Deadly Disease

April 08, 2014
UCSF has been selected to join a national “dream team” on pancreatic cancer, part of a project designed to accelerate treatment and discoveries for one of the most deadly forms of cancer.

New Breast Cancer Results Illustrate Promise and Potential of I-SPY 2 Trial

April 07, 2014
In an innovative clinical trial led by UCSF, the experimental drug neratinib along with standard chemotherapy was found to be a beneficial treatment for some women with newly diagnosed, high-risk breast cancer.

Acclaimed British Scientist Named Head of UCSF Helen Diller Cancer Center

March 17, 2014
One of the world’s preeminent cancer scientists, Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, has been appointed the new director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Computer Theft at UC San Francisco

March 12, 2014
UC San Francisco is alerting some individuals to a burglary involving unencrypted desktop computers that contained some personal and health information.

Molecular Biologist Wins European Prize for Women Innovators

March 11, 2014
Laura van ‘t Veer, PhD, was honored this week as one of the top female scientific innovators in Europe, winning one of the 2014 European Union Prizes for Women Innovators.

Trauma Center Closures Linked to Higher Odds of Death for Injured Patients, UCSF Analysis Shows

March 10, 2014
Injured patients who live near trauma centers that have closed have higher odds of dying once they reach a hospital, according to a new analysis by UCSF researchers.

E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction for U.S. Teens, Says UCSF Study

March 06, 2014
E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new UCSF study.

Paradox of Cigarette Sales in Pharmacies Focus of New Movement

February 05, 2014
CVS Caremark, the nation’s largest pharmacy health care company, and UCSF's Steven Schroeder say selling tobacco products is “clearly antithetical” to the role of pharmacies.

Scientists Call for Screening Mammography Every Two Years for Most Women

February 03, 2014
New guidelines recommending screening mammography every two years for women ages 50 to 74 would save the United States $4.3 billion a year in health care costs, according to a UCSF-led study.

UCSF Team Wins $2.7 Million Grant for Innovative Project to Reduce Premature Births

January 28, 2014
The funding will allow the UCSF team to continue to pursue development of the Smart Diaphragm, a wireless monitoring and warning system for early signs of preterm birth.