The single thing that a woman can do to lower her risk of breast cancer is to avoid unnecessary medical imaging, says Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD, a professor of radiology and biomedical imaging, epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF, who contributed to a new Institute of Medicine report.
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.
May 02, 2012
A pioneering approach to imaging breast cancer in mice has revealed new clues about why the human immune system often fails to attack tumors and keep cancer in check. This observation, by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), may help to reveal new approaches to cancer immunotherapy.
January 26, 2012
The Athena Breast Health Forum will host the first of an ongoing series of live discussions between breast cancer experts, health care providers, patients and community members about critical issues and advances in breast health on February 7.
December 19, 2011
As a woman ages, her chances of being diagnosed with a lower-risk breast tumor increase, according to a novel study led by UCSF which found that for women over 50, a substantial number of cancers detected by mammograms have good prognoses.
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.
October 13, 2011
Triple-negative breast cancer is the most deadly form of the disease. This form of breast cancer has a disproportionate impact on women who are younger, African American or Hispanic, but new discoveries, including a new treatment approach targeting inflammation in cancer, may help women survive the disease.
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.
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.
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.