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September 29, 2011
One dose of radiation during surgery for early breast cancer is as effective as six weeks of standard treatment – which could save as much as $1.5 billion in the United States over five years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 28, 2011
Over the course of a lifetime, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.Risk factors you cannot change include:
September 28, 2011
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 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.
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.

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