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 18, 2013
The American Cancer Society will pay tribute to Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, a nationally and internationally known leader in the field of breast cancer care and research, on March 19.
January 23, 2013
Ten years after the UCSF Mission Bay campus was established, UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay – the key patient-care component of the campus – is only two years away from opening.
December 14, 2012
The pelvic exam, a standard part of a woman’s gynecologic checkup, frequently is performed for reasons that are medically unjustified, according to a UCSF study that could lead to future changes to medical practice.
October 02, 2012
Although it’s proven that contraception prevents pregnancy, it’s also clear that many women who don’t want to get pregnant don’t use or don’t have access to contraception. Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS, a family physician based at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, used implementation science to help women navigate this issue.
August 15, 2012
Research has shown that women are at greater risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than men. Now, scientists based at the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) have found that women with the condition might be more likely to experience faster aging at the cellular level and increased risk for diseases of aging than men with PTSD.
August 09, 2012
Sjögren's syndrome largely was unknown to the American public until tennis star Venus Williams withdrew from the U.S. Open last year and announced she had the autoimmune disease, in which a person’s white blood cells attack glands that produce tears and saliva.
August 01, 2012
Women’s health is marking a significant milestone Wednesday, as a law requiring health insurance plans to provide new preventive care benefits officially takes effect.
June 26, 2012
An investigation led by UCSF has found that the risk of female-to-male HIV transmission is increased three fold for women with bacterial vaginosis, a common disorder in which the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted.
May 23, 2012
Construction of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is well underway, with the building’s exterior panels, glass, and interior studs being installed.