BREAST CANCER: UC-Berkeley Awarded NCI Grant
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the University of California-Berkeley a $1.7 million grant to study "young women with breast cancer from Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties." Joan Bloom, professor of public health at UC-Berkeley, will "follow the lives of 360 Bay area women" who were 50 years or younger when they were diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994. The research "will be conducted in collaboration" with the Northern California Cancer Center, Stanford University, UC-San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente. The San Jose Mercury News reports that the study participants and "another 825 Bay area women diagnosed with breast cancer between 1994 and 1996 will also be able to take part in workshops to help them deal with the issues surrounding their disease" (9/29). Click breast cancer to read past CHL coverage of this issue.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.