Recent articles by Leslie Harris

Immunotherapy slows disease progression and slows PSA levels in some men with prostate cancer, UCSF

November 30, 2000
A novel therapy that employs the immune system to attack and kill prostate cancer cells has been found to slow disease progression in some men and decrease levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA), a protein in the blood that often indicates prostate cancer, a University of California, San Francisco study has found.

Major cancer forum builds bridges of understanding--event addresses similarities between breast and

November 08, 2000
The American Cancer Society and the University of California, San Francisco have teamed up to present Healing Choices, Bridging Communities 2000, the first major forum in California to address commonalties between breast and prostate cancer.

Commonly used herbal product lowers PSA level in men with advanced prostate cancer, UCSF study finds

October 27, 2000
A popular herbal supplement used by prostate cancer patients has been found to significantly reduce prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels -- a protein in the blood that often indicates prostate cancer...

UCSF enrolling patients for trial testing immunotherapy treatment for cancer

October 04, 2000
The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center is enrolling patients for three clinical trials to investigate a new treatment for kidney cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma. The trials aim is to determine if early immune cells, called stem cells, can be collected and transferred from a patient’s sibling into the patient to attack the cancer.

NIH awards grant to UCSF and Kaiser to strengthen women's health research

September 07, 2000
In an effort to strengthen women’s health research in a variety of disciplines, the National Institutes of Health has awarded a grant to the University of California, San Francisco and to the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland to create a scholarship program to train young investigators in women’s health and bolster research in this area.

Women's natural estrogen levels help protect against cognitive decline, UCSF/VA study says

August 24, 2000
Older women with high estrogen levels are less likely to suffer cognitive decline, says a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

University of California, San Francisco psychiatrist's new book offers inside look into the sex live

August 15, 2000
Sexuality is both an important and confusing part of adolescence. It is also a subject parents and others often do not want to talk about-sometimes going so far as to deny that teenagers have sexual lives.

UCSF study finds increased risk of incontinence in women who have hysterectomy

August 10, 2000
Women who have undergone a hysterectomy have a substantially higher risk of developing urinary incontinence later in life compared to women who have not had a hysterectomy, according to a University of California, San Francisco study.

UCSF advocate to climb Mt. Fuji to promote breast cancer research

August 07, 2000
Two University of California, San Francisco breast cancer advocates will climb the legendary Mt. Fuji in mid-August as part of the national Breast Cancer Fund’ s campaign to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. Both women, Helen Louise (H.L) Ittner and Elisa (Bambi) Schwartz, have intensely personal reasons for wanting to make the trek up the revered, volcanic mountain in Japan that stretches more than 12,000 feet into the sky.

UCSF Medical Center offers screening test for early detection of lung cancer

August 01, 2000
UCSF Medical Center is offering a screening test for early detection of lung cancer, a disease that claims about 157,000 lives in the United States each year—more than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined.