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UCSF Launches Nationwide Clinical Trial Matching Web Site for Breast Cancer
Date:10/14/2008

e and the University of California, San Francisco Center of Excellence for Breast Cancer Care (COE-BCC), an integral program of the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, and a core program of the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. With the success of the pilot, BreastCancerTrials.org was incorporated as a separate non-profit corporation dedicated to the continuing delivery of this service.

For further information, visit the site at http://www.BreastCancerTrials.org.

About Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2007-2008, breast cancer is a progressive and potentially deadly disease that will affect about 182,460 women in 2008. About 40,480 women will die from breast cancer this year, and there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Additional research is critical and necessary to ensure that the millions affected by or at risk for breast cancer receive the proper treatment they need, according to ACS.

About the University of California, San Francisco

UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. For more information on UCSF, visit http://www.ucsf.edu.

(1) "Central Challenges Facing the National Clinical Research Enterprise." Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol 289, No. 10. March 12, 2003.


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