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
November 06, 2013
UCSF has been awarded one of three Cooperative Agreements from the U.S. Bureau of the Health Professions to establish the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center.
November 05, 2013
The United States faces a severe shortage of primary health care providers. In a series of papers published in Health Affairs, UCSF researchers advocated a number of potential solutions to the problem.
October 15, 2013
The Science of Staying Younger Longer is a by-invitation symposium and panel discussion highlighting advances in scientific understanding of the biological underpinnings of aging and ideas for how to slow down age-associated disease and decline.