Laura Esserman discusses breast cancer risk factors, progress in the field and the importance of tailoring treatment for women with low-risk cancer while also identifying women at high risk of invasive cancer.
Manvir, a young cancer patient, worked with the UCSF Benioff Oakland Braddock Emotional Support Team (BEST) to alleviate his emotional and physical pain from his treatments. A new gift will help expand BEST behavioral and mental health services to young cancer patients and their families.
Two UCSF scientists – James Gardner, MD, PhD, and Rebeca de Pavia Fróes Rocha, PhD – have received Pew awards for their work in immunology as part of a program that supports promising early-career investigators.
UCSF scientists have found that brain cancer glioblastoma can cause cognitive decline by affecting neural connections, but the epilepsy drug gabapentin shows promise in blocking this activity, offering hope for new treatments.
UCSF Health’s surgical oncology team is a Bay Area leader in an innovative chemotherapy infusion pump used to treat patients with widely metastatic colorectal and bile duct cancers that have spread to the liver and are no longer considered operable.