Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a review of the scientific literature by experts at UCSF and Harvard medical schools.
April 01, 2014
March 27, 2014
The stiffening of breast tissue in breast-cancer development points to a new way to distinguish a type of breast cancer with a poor prognosis from a related, but often less deadly type, UCSF researchers have found in a new study.
March 17, 2014
One of the world’s preeminent cancer scientists, Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, has been appointed the new director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
March 04, 2014
A new UCSF study has shed light on the origins of one type of deadly pancreatic cancer, which could lead to more targeted and effective drug therapy.
February 05, 2014
CVS Caremark, the nation’s largest pharmacy health care company, and UCSF's Steven Schroeder say selling tobacco products is “clearly antithetical” to the role of pharmacies.
February 04, 2014
Researchers are harnessing the power of the body's natural defenses to fight deadly cancers, and the treatment appears to be powerful, effective and long-lasting.
February 03, 2014
New guidelines recommending screening mammography every two years for women ages 50 to 74 would save the United States $4.3 billion a year in health care costs, according to a UCSF-led study.
January 09, 2014
Scientists have discovered a type of RNA that could have enormous potential for better diagnosing and treating many types of cancer, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and other diseases.
January 09, 2014
UCSF and Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, have formed a collaboration to accelerate the translation of biomedical research into advanced diagnostics in the field of precision medicine.
December 20, 2013
Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman kicked off a special day-long symposium recognizing the winners of the 2014 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences on Dec. 13. It was the centerpiece of a two-day celebration hosted by UCSF.