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Landmark Mammography Study Highlights the Importance of Breast Cancer Screening

A landmark mammography study has found that women who receive annual breast cancer screenings will have a lower mortality rate and will benefit more from therapy upon diagnosis of breast cancer.
3-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Heated Tobacco Product Claims by Tobacco Industry Scrutinized by UCSF Researchers, Others in Independent Data Review

Claims by the tobacco industry that heated tobacco products (HTPs) are safer than conventional cigarettes are not supported by the industry’s own data and are likely to be misunderstood by consumers, according to research published in a special...
24-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Deadly Form of Advanced Prostate Cancer Is Common, Calls for Distinct Treatment

A new study of prostate cancer in 202 men, whose cancers had spread and were resistant to standard treatment, found that a surprisingly large number of these cancers – about 17 percent – belong to a deadlier subtype of metastatic prostate...
12-Jul-2018 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Research Finds 'Achilles Heel' for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a promising new line of attack against lethal, treatment-resistant prostate cancer. Analysis of hundreds of human prostate tumors revealed that the most aggressive cancers depend on a built-in cellular...
14-May-2018 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


E-Cigarette Use Exposes Teens to Toxic Chemicals

Adolescents who smoke e-cigarettes are exposed to significant levels of potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes, even when the e-cigarettes do not contain nicotine, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.
14-Mar-2018 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely to Smoke 1 Year Later

Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to new research by UC San Francisco.
15-Jan-2018 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites


Deadly Lung Cancers Are Driven by Multiple Genetic Changes

A new UC San Francisco–led study challenges the dogma in oncology that most cancers are caused by one dominant “driver” mutation that can be treated in isolation with a single targeted drug.
14-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Breast Cancer Patients Who Freeze Their Eggs See No Delay for Chemotherapy

Women who receive a breast cancer diagnosis while they are still young enough to bear children can take time to freeze their eggs and embryos without fear of delaying their cancer treatment, according to research by UC San Francisco scientists who...
14-Sep-2017 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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