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Genetic ‘Balance’ May Influence Response to Cancer Treatment

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Choosing among cancer treatments increasingly involves determining whether tumor cells harbor specific, mutated “oncogenes” that drive abnormal growth and that may also be especially vulnerable or resistant to particular drugs. But according to...
27-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scalp Cooling Can Help Some Breast Cancer Patients Retain Hair

Scalp cooling can lessen some chemotherapy-induced hair loss – one of the most devastating hallmarks of cancer – in certain breast cancer patients, according to a new multicenter study from UC San Francisco, Weill Cornell Medicine and three...
27-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Role of Common Risk Factors in ER-Positive, ER-Negative Breast Cancer

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Karla Kerlikowske, MD, and team recently published a paper in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that examined the role of common risk factors in the development of ER-positive and ER-negative breast cancers. The study sheds new light on...
9-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Broad New Partnership Launches Plan to Reduce Cancer in San Francisco

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Cancer is the leading cause of death in San Francisco and costs patients, families and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Seeing an opportunity to change this, a group that includes UC San Francisco (UCSF), the City and County of...
18-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Drug Target for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Found in New Study

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A team of researchers led by UC San Francisco scientists has identified a new drug target for triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive disease subtype that has the poorest outcomes and accounts for as many as one in five cases. The findings are...
24-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Joins National Effort to Improve Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

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The UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 12 academic centers in the U.S. joining a large national precision medicine study that aims to improve survival for pancreatic cancer patients. The trial, called Precision...
4-Oct-2016 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Cellbots’ Chase Down Cancer, Deliver Drugs Directly to Tumors

UC San Francisco scientists have engineered human immune cells that can precisely locate diseased cells anywhere in the body and execute a wide range of customizable responses, including the delivery of drugs or other therapeutic payloads directly...
23-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UCSF Researchers Awarded Breast Cancer Research Funding From Susan G. Komen

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Three UCSF researchers have been awarded $680,000 in grants from Susan G. Komen to support projects in breast cancer research. The grants to UCSF were among a total of $32.7 million given to researchers in 23 states and seven countries for projects...
20-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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