Screening for breast cancer every two years appears just as beneficial as yearly mammograms for women ages 50 to 74, with significantly fewer “false positives” – even for women whose breasts are dense or who use hormone therapy for menopause.
March 05, 2013
A UCSF team has developed a tool that can help determine – and perhaps influence – senior citizens’ 10-year survivability rates by assessing their health risks.
March 04, 2013
A team of scientists and clinicians at UCSF has discovered how to detect abnormal brain rhythms associated with Parkinson’s by implanting electrodes within the brains of people with the disease.
February 27, 2013
Emergency departments play a critical role in health care, yet consumers typically know little about how medical charges are determined and often underestimate their financial responsibility -- then are shocked when the hospital bill arrives.
February 27, 2013
The results of a large epidemiological study conducted at UC San Francisco suggest that sugar may have a direct, independent link to diabetes.
February 12, 2013
The UCSF School of Pharmacy has partnered with Safeway Inc. to help Safeway customers quit smoking, by connecting them with specially trained pharmacists to learn about smoking-cessation programs and other resources.
January 28, 2013
A UCSF-led commentary is calling attention to a little-known regulatory loophole that allows unsafe and untested medical devices to reach the marketplace and harm patients.
January 17, 2013
First trimester abortions are just as safe when performed by trained nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives as when conducted by physicians, according to a new six-year study led by UCSF.
January 07, 2013
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center a $36 million support grant that will fund infrastructure for clinical trials, cutting-edge research and programmatic support over five years.
January 04, 2013
A team of UCSF researchers have conducted the most comprehensive retrospective study ever conducted comparing how the major types of prostate cancer treatments stack up to each other in terms of saving lives and cost effectiveness.