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.
March 11, 2014
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.”
June 13, 2013
The scientific community at UCSF is reacting positively to the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that human genes cannot be patented.
April 16, 2013
A new UCSF study has found a clear association between certain genes and the development of lymphedema, a painful and chronic condition that often occurs after breast cancer surgery and some other cancer treatments.
March 18, 2013
Screening for breast cancer every two years appears just as beneficial as yearly mammograms for women ages 50 to 74, with significantly fewer “false positives” – even for women whose breasts are dense or who use hormone therapy for menopause.
March 18, 2013
The American Cancer Society will pay tribute to Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, a nationally and internationally known leader in the field of breast cancer care and research, on March 19.