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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.

Cancer Drugs: Better, Cheaper

June 01, 2012 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing new recommendations for breast cancer trials that are based in part on groundbreaking, national breast cancer research led by UCSF.

Media Advisory: UCSF Gathering on Food, Science and Breast Health

November 14, 2011 UCSF’s Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center is holding “Taste for the Cure: A Taste of Science,’’ a day for exploring the impact that food and science have on breast health.

High Rate of False-Positives with Annual Mammogram

October 17, 2011 During a decade of receiving mammograms, more than half of cancer-free women will be among those summoned back for more testing because of false-positive results, and about one in 12 will be referred for a biopsy.

Making Progress in the Battle Against Breast Cancer

September 30, 2011 Breast cancer, a woman’s most feared disease, is the second most frequently treated cancer at UCSF. October -- breast cancer awareness month – is an opportune time to take stock of recent progress at UCSF, home to one of the nation’s preeminent cancer centers.

Tracking Breast Cancer Over Decades to Save Lives

September 29, 2011 A new way to study and treat breast cancer being launched at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in October will screen women for the disease and provide them with individual assessments of their risk of developing the cancer.    

UCSF Professor Describes Evolving Science of Breast Cancer Screening

September 29, 2011 UCSF professor Goerge Sawaya, MD, a member of the  U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that developed updated recommendations on breast cancer screening, discusses the rationale and the role of science in advancing change in clinical practice in this video.

Reaching Out to Minorities for Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

September 29, 2011 It’s a matter of fairness: members of all ethnic groups should have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. And it’s a matter of soundness, too: medical advancements must be tested in as many different people with as many different genetic makeups as possible.

$6.5 Million Study Targets High Breast Cancer Deaths in Black Women

September 29, 2011 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.

Researcher Calls for Mammograms to be Tailored to Patient

September 29, 2011 Mammograms are not one-size-fits-all, says noted breast cancer researcher Karla Kerlikowske, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Rather, they should be customized based on a woman’s age, breast density, family health history and other factors.

Breast Cancer Month: Time to Take Stock of UCSF Advances

September 29, 2011 Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportune time to take stock of some of the recent progress being made at UCSF, home to one of the preeminent cancer centers in the nation.

Adolescent Window of Breast Cancer Risk Explained in Award-Winning Video

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.

Customize Starting Age and Frequency of Mammograms

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.

UCSF Team Discovers New Way to Predict Breast Cancer Survival and Enhance Effectiveness of Treatment

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.

AACR Names Frank McCormick New President-Elect

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. 

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