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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.
March 22, 2011
Cancer research pioneer Frank McCormick has been elected the new president-elect of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s oldest and largest scientific organization focused on preventing and curing cancer. 
January 21, 2011
The UCSF community recognized the stellar efforts of a student as well as faculty and staff members at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards on Jan. 25.
November 09, 2010
Smoking in women with breast cancer increases breast cancer deaths and deaths overall, according to preliminary research results presented by UCSF epidemiologist Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
September 21, 2010
Cancer and infertility can be a double blow. Many women become infertile following cancer treatment. And because more women are living longer thanks to modern chemotherapy and radiation treatment, more are later discovering that they cannot bear children.

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