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 24, 2014
According to authors Rita Redberg, MD, UCSF professor of medicine, and UCSF second-year medical student Sarah Zheng, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should require that clinical data be submitted as part of a more rigorous re-evaluation of medical devices that are modified after approval.
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 13, 2014
Nearly one in 10 children are hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of a mental health condition, according to a new analysis led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
March 12, 2014
It doesn’t always make sense to do a heart scan to measure how much plaque has built up in a patient’s coronary arteries before prescribing statins, UCSF research shows.
March 11, 2014
Two UCSF faculty members have won grants to develop their proposals for improving health care while lowering costs at UC medical centers.
March 11, 2014
Laura van ‘t Veer, PhD, was honored this week as one of the top female scientific innovators in Europe, winning one of the 2014 European Union Prizes for Women Innovators.
March 10, 2014
Injured patients who live near trauma centers that have closed have higher odds of dying once they reach a hospital, according to a new analysis by UCSF researchers.
March 05, 2014
UCSF is changing the way you think about your neighborhood drugstore by putting the pharmacist front and center – not just in the store, but also on your health care team.
February 27, 2014
Overcoming financial challenges that take a budget balance sheet from the red into the black is nothing new to Mark Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. He’s been there, done that.