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High Rate of False-Positives with Annual Mammogram

October 17, 2011 During a decade of receiving mammograms, more than half of cancer-free women will be among those summoned back for more testing because of false-positive results, and about one in 12 will be referred for a biopsy.

UCSF Study Shows Greater Impact of Chemotherapy on Fertility

August 24, 2011 UCSF researchers say their analysis of the age-specific, long-term effects of chemotherapy on women provides new insights that will help patients and clinicians make more informed decisions about future reproductive options, such as egg harvesting.

Study Finds High Levels of Flame Retardant Chemicals in California Pregnant Women

August 10, 2011 A UCSF-led pilot study in San Francisco has found the highest levels ever reported among pregnant women worldwide of banned chemicals used in flame retardants, a likely result, they believe, of California’s strict flammability regulations.

UCSF-Led Team Decodes Evolution of Skin and Ovarian Cancer Cells

June 29, 2011 A team of researchers led by scientists at UCSF has developed a way to uncover the evolution of human cancer cells, determining the order in which mutations emerge in them as they wend their way from a normal, healthy state into invasive, malignant masses.

UCSF Hosts Christy Turlington Burns' No Woman No Cry Documentary

March 14, 2011 UCSF Global Health Sciences and the UCSF Bixby Center Safe Motherhood Program welcome supermodel Christy Turlington Burns for the California premiere of No Woman, No Cry.

UCSF Summit Empowers Young Women to Be Next Generation of Leaders

March 01, 2011 More than 200 young women from 20 San Francisco-area high schools will attend a March 2 summit exploring issues that impact their health and goals -- including how to deal with stress, relationship violence, sexuality and birth control, and how to evolve into future leaders.

UCSF Sets First-Year Hiring Goal of 20 Percent for New Hospital Project at Mission Bay

January 28, 2011 UCSF is voluntarily committing to an ambitious goal for its new medical center at Mission Bay to hire a workforce averaging at least 20 percent San Francisco residents during the first year of the project.

Study Links Increased BPA Exposure to Reduced Egg Quality in Women

December 15, 2010 A small-scale University of California, San Francisco-led study has identified the first evidence in humans that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may compromise the quality of a woman’s eggs retrieved for in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Women's race and class impact contraception recommendations, UCSF study shows

October 08, 2010 A woman’s race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status impact whether health care providers recommend one of the most highly effective forms of contraception, a UCSF study confirms. The results also indicate that the interaction of both factors plays a role in clinicians’ decisions.

Breakthrough method predicts risk of invasive breast cancer

April 28, 2010 For the first time, scientists have discovered a way to predict whether women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) – the most common form of non-invasive breast cancer – are at risk of developing more invasive tumors in later years.

Some HPV infection may be linked to increased risk of HIV acquisition in women

April 09, 2010 UCSF researchers have found a novel association between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and increased HIV acquisition in women. The study team also identified specific types of HPV associated with HIV infection, suggesting a biological basis for HIV transmission to women.

Benefits of osteoporosis treatments outweigh possible risk of rare femoral fractures

March 24, 2010 The occurrence of an unusual type of fracture of the femur, or the thigh bone, is very low in patients with osteoporosis, including those treated with the drug family known as bisphosphonates, according to a new study led by a team of UCSF epidemiologists.

Prenatal healthcare providers inconsistent in weight gain counseling

March 22, 2010 A new study from UCSF shows that prenatal health care professionals are concerned about patients’ excessive weight gain during pregnancy but have difficulty providing effective counseling.

UCSF/Rhodessa Jones performance showcases women of color with HIV

March 03, 2010 Dancing with the Clown of Love, a Rhodessa Jones’ Medea Project featuring participants in the UCSF Women’s HIV Program and Family Services Network alongside longtime Medea performers. The women will use spoken word, performance, dance and music to express personal stories about living with HIV.