UCSF Beneficiary of "Fashion Targets Breast Cancer" Shopping Weekend

October 10, 2001
News Office: Eve Harris (415) 885-7277

The Breast Oncology Program at UCSF is the sole beneficiary this year of Saks Fifth Avenue San Francisco's third annual charity shopping weekend. From Oct. 18 to 21, 2 percent of the two Union Square stores' profits will be donated to support innovative projects for understanding, detecting and treating breast cancer at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Saks Fifth Avenue will also hold a free educational presentation on October 20.

"Assessing and Reducing your Risk of Breast Cancer" will feature Dr. Laura Esserman, director of the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, and Joe Gray, leader of the Breast Oncology and Cancer Genetics Programs at UCSF.

The UCSF Breast Oncology Program is internationally recognized, with major initiatives in epidemiology, genetics, biology, therapeutics, and clinical cancer care. It is the largest of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center's multidisciplinary programs, comprising 69 faculty members who represent 16 academic specialties.

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