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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.

Tracking Breast Cancer Over Decades to Save Lives

September 29, 2011 A new way to study and treat breast cancer being launched at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in October will screen women for the disease and provide them with individual assessments of their risk of developing the cancer.    

UCSF Professor Describes Evolving Science of Breast Cancer Screening

September 29, 2011 UCSF professor Goerge Sawaya, MD, a member of the  U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that developed updated recommendations on breast cancer screening, discusses the rationale and the role of science in advancing change in clinical practice in this video.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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