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$6.5 Million Study Targets High Breast Cancer Deaths in Black Women

September 29, 2011 African American women have lower breast cancer survival rates than white women and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) scientists are studying why – as well as how to increase their life spans.

Researcher Calls for Mammograms to be Tailored to Patient

September 29, 2011 Mammograms are not one-size-fits-all, says noted breast cancer researcher Karla Kerlikowske, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Rather, they should be customized based on a woman’s age, breast density, family health history and other factors.

Breast Cancer Month: Time to Take Stock of UCSF Advances

September 29, 2011 Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportune time to take stock of some of the recent progress being made at UCSF, home to one of the preeminent cancer centers in the nation.

Study Finds Soy Tablets Don't Ease Menopause Symptoms or Prevent Bone Loss

August 15, 2011 Women who use soy tablets to relieve the symptoms of menopause and prevent bone loss should stop because the pills simply don’t work, says Deborah Grady, founder and co-director of the UCSF Women’s Health Clinical Research Center.

UCSF Health Experts Shape Historic Blueprint for Women's Health Care

July 26, 2011 UCSF's Claire Brindis is among experts to help shape a new Institute of Medicine report that if adopted would represent a major milestone in women's health care in the US.

Translational Research Begins to Explain Chronic Health Problems Associated with Intimate Partner Violence

July 18, 2011 Janice Humphreys, a associate professor of Family Health Care Nursing, is working with an interdisciplinary group of UCSF colleagues to study the long-term health and aging effects of intimate partner violence with funding made possible by UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Ovarian Cancer Outcomes May Improve with "Dose-Dense" Chemotherapy

June 29, 2011 UCSF gynecologic oncologist John K. Chan, MD, is leading a nationwide endeavor to evaluate a new strategy called “dose-dense” chemotherapy to improve treatment outcomes for women with ovarian cancer.

UCSF Joins Caltech in Creative Problem Solving to Advance Health Care

May 23, 2011 Experts at UCSF and Caltech are pushing the boundaries of creative problem solving to address important clinical problems with the hope that the talent pool at both institutions, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, will advance health care innovation.

Pressure to Bear Sons Leads Some Immigrant Indian Women to Sex Selection, Abortion, Study Finds

May 20, 2011 Cultural pressure to bear male offspring leads some immigrant Indian women in the United States to use reproductive technology to select sons or abort female fetuses, steps that are illegal in India, according to a UCSF study.

UCSF Team Takes Second Place for 'Smart' Diaphragm Device in National Innovation Competition

April 22, 2011 A UCSF team that developed a low-cost diaphragm device, which monitors early signs of pre-term labor and sends a wireless alert to the patient’s physician, has won second place in a national competition and could lead to clinical trials of the product.

Early Interventions Result in High Rates for Breastfeeding at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

March 24, 2011 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital ranks number four out of hospitals throughout California based on their rates of exclusive breastfeeding, when the infant only receives breast milk, according to a recent report.

Women's Health Program Launches Seminar Series, Awards Scholarships

March 04, 2011 Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health program is supporting career development for translational and clinical researchers in a wide variety of disciplines  and is launching a new seminar series on March 8.

UCSF/UC Hastings Forum to Address Role of Hormones in Women's Health

February 15, 2011 Women’s health pioneer Marianne J. Legato, an internationally recognized specialist in women's health, will be the keynote speaker at the UCSF/UC Hastings symposium on February 25.

Peralta Receives Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

January 19, 2011 Carmen Peralta, assistant professor of medicine, was recognized recently for her outstanding work in the field of racial and ethnic differences in kidney disease detection, progression and complications.

Environmental Health Expert Offers Advice on How to Reduce Exposure to Toxins

January 14, 2011 Tracey Woodruff, director of the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, offers tips on how to avoid everyday toxins in our environment.

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