Breast Cancer

Walk or Donate to Support Breast Health

The 6th Annual Nova 12 SF Walk is a 12-mile walk around San Francisco representing the 12 percent of women who develop breast cancer. The route highlights breast cancer disparities across our city.

Editorial by Dr. Amie Lee on Using Pre-operative MRI to Predict Potential for Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Amie Lee, MD, contributed an editorial to Radiology, the journal of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) titled "Nipple-sparing Mastectomy in the Era of Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy: The Accuracy of Preoperative MRI." Dr. Lee is an associate professor in the breast imaging division in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

Breast Cancer Survivor Advocates for Screening and Early Detection

When 53-year-old photographer and single mom Pia Navales went to the Berkeley Outpatient Center for her annual mammogram in December 2021, she had no reason to suspect any problems. The mammogram identified three masses on her left breast. After a follow-up mammogram and ultrasound with UCSF Professor of Clinical Radiology Rita Freimanis, MD, Navales drove from Berkeley across the Bay Bridge to get a core biopsy and fine needle aspiration done at the UCSF Breast Imaging Clinic at Mission Bay.

Don't Delay Non-COVID Care – Including Screening Mammography!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to bring attention to the sharp declines in breast cancer screening due to COVID-19. Remember that mammography provides early detection of breast cancer and mammography saves lives.

Current and Future Applications of 3D Printing in Breast Cancer Management

There is a notable lack of literature on the applications of 3D printing in breast cancer management. Tatiana Kelil, MD and team recently reviewed and discussed current and future applications. 

Improving Access to Breast Cancer Care in the East Bay

Breast imaging efforts at the Berkeley Outpatient Center are led by Kimberly Ray, MD, associate professor specializing in Breast Imaging in the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

Breast Imaging Study Supports Targeted US as the Primary Imaging Modality for the Evaluation of Palpable Lumps in Lactating Women

A team of breast imaging radiologists from UCSF Radiology and Mayo Radiology set out to evaluate the diagnostic performance of targeted ultrasound as the primary imaging modality for the evaluation of palpable masses in lactating women and the added benefit of mammography.

Patient Navigators Positively Impact Breast Cancer Patient Care

A group of breast imaging radiologists at UCSF Radiology, the Cleveland Clinic Medical Center Department of Radiology and the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology set out to assess the utilization of patient navigators at breast imaging facilities across the country. 

UCSF Sisters Collaborate on Breast Cancer Pilot Study and More

For Heather Greenwood, MD and her sister, Eleni Greenwood, MD, MSc, their connection to breast cancer is very personal. Together, along with Amie Lee, MD and Elissa Price, MD, UCSF Radiology faculty, they conducted a pilot study of screening mammography published in Clinical Imaging.