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May 12, 2014
Deadly skin cancers in mice shrank in response to a new treatment that may complement other “immunotherapies” developed recently to boost the body’s own defenses against disease threats, according to a new study published by UCSF researchers.
May 07, 2014
Screening for cervical cancer has become more complex in the last few years, leaving physicians and patients in a quandary: do they test with the traditional Pap smear or do they add a test for human papilloma virus? UCSF ob/gyn Karen Smith-McCune, MD, PhD, weighs in.
May 06, 2014
Two from UCSF, Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, and Jason G. Cyster, PhD, have been selected as members of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that can be accorded an American scientist.
April 08, 2014
UCSF has been selected to join a national “dream team” on pancreatic cancer, part of a project designed to accelerate treatment and discoveries for one of the most deadly forms of cancer.
April 07, 2014
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 04, 2014
A new UCSF study has shed light on the origins of one type of deadly pancreatic cancer, which could lead to more targeted and effective drug therapy.
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.

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