African American women have lower breast cancer survival rates than white women and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) scientists are studying why – as well as how to increase their life spans.
September 29, 2011
September 07, 2011
Exposure of girls to toxins and hormone-disrupting chemicals in the environment are suspected of increasing risk for breast cancer."The Breast Biologues," is an award-winning video that explains research by the Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center.
July 05, 2011
Mammograms should not be done on a one-size fits all basis, but instead should be personalized based on a woman’s age, the density of her breasts, her family history of breast cancer and other factors including her own values, according to a new study.
April 04, 2011
A team of researchers at UCSF has discovered a new way to predict breast cancer survival based on an “immune profile” – the relative levels of three types of immune cells within a tumor. Knowing a patient’s profile may one day help guide treatment.
March 22, 2011
Cancer research pioneer Frank McCormick has been elected the new president-elect of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s oldest and largest scientific organization focused on preventing and curing cancer.
January 21, 2011
The UCSF community recognized the stellar efforts of a student as well as faculty and staff members at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards on Jan. 25.
December 13, 2010
UCSF physicians are combating a devastating side effect of chemotherapy with an innovative new program -- “Hair to Stay” -- to evaluate devices that could reduce scalp hair loss in breast cancer patients.
November 09, 2010
Smoking in women with breast cancer increases breast cancer deaths and deaths overall, according to preliminary research results presented by UCSF epidemiologist Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
September 24, 2010
Basic physical limitations following breast cancer treatment can have far-reaching consequences that substantially affect how long a patient lives.
September 21, 2010
Cancer and infertility can be a double blow. Many women become infertile following cancer treatment. And because more women are living longer thanks to modern chemotherapy and radiation treatment, more are later discovering that they cannot bear children.