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.
April 01, 2014
Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a review of the scientific literature by experts at UCSF and Harvard medical schools.
March 27, 2014
The stiffening of breast tissue in breast-cancer development points to a new way to distinguish a type of breast cancer with a poor prognosis from a related, but often less deadly type, UCSF researchers have found in a new study.
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.
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.
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.
January 09, 2014
Scientists have discovered a type of RNA that could have enormous potential for better diagnosing and treating many types of cancer, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and other diseases.
October 03, 2013
Often deadly “triple-negative” breast cancers might be effectively treated in many cases with a drug that targets a previously unknown vulnerability in the tumors, UCSF reports.
August 30, 2013
A team of researchers at UCSF is incorporating genomics into a broad group of potential factors that can help clinicians better understand which patients are at greatest risk for persistent postsurgical pain and how to better prevent or treat it.
July 29, 2013
A group of scientists convened by the National Cancer Institute and chaired by a UCSF breast cancer expert is proposing a major update of the way the nation approaches diseases now classified as “cancer.”