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.
April 01, 2014
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.
February 05, 2014
CVS Caremark, the nation’s largest pharmacy health care company, and UCSF's Steven Schroeder say selling tobacco products is “clearly antithetical” to the role of pharmacies.
February 04, 2014
Researchers are harnessing the power of the body's natural defenses to fight deadly cancers, and the treatment appears to be powerful, effective and long-lasting.
December 18, 2013
Experts across UCSF weigh in on what some of 2014's top trends are in research and patient care.
December 05, 2013
UCSF has been awarded a major federal grant to “transform and revolutionize” the treatment of prostate cancer, the second most common form of cancer among American men.
October 16, 2013
A UCSF-led team of scientists has discovered that a gene mutation found in some bladder cancers is indicative of low-risk tumors that are unlikely to recur or progress after surgery.
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 04, 2013
The turnout for this year's free skin cancer screening hosted by the UCSF Department of Dermatology made it one of the most successful. The blazing Saturday sun may have been an appropriate reminder about the importance for getting checked.
May 28, 2013
WHAT: The UC San Francisco Department of Dermatology is offering free skin cancer screenings. No appointment is necessary and no insurance is required. WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The screenings will take approximately 30 minutes. WHERE: Castro Mission Health Center 3850 17th Street at Noe Street San Francisco, CA 94114