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December 19, 2011
As a woman ages, her chances of being diagnosed with a lower-risk breast tumor increase, according to a novel study led by UCSF which found that for women over 50, a substantial number of cancers detected by mammograms have good prognoses.
December 07, 2011
A new study indicates that humans may “self-medicate” when faced with chronic stress, by eating more comfort foods containing sugar and fat.
November 30, 2011
The New Generation Health Center, which seeks to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections among high-risk youth in San Francisco, is hosting a fundraiser on December 1 to support its community outreach activities.
November 17, 2011
Employees should take note that the annual Open Enrollment period ends November 22 at 5 p.m.
October 17, 2011
During a decade of receiving mammograms, more than half of cancer-free women will be among those summoned back for more testing because of false-positive results, and about one in 12 will be referred for a biopsy.
September 29, 2011
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportune time to take stock of some of the recent progress being made at UCSF, home to one of the preeminent cancer centers in the nation.
September 29, 2011
A new way to study and treat breast cancer being launched at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in October will screen women for the disease and provide them with individual assessments of their risk of developing the cancer.    
September 29, 2011
One dose of radiation during surgery for early breast cancer is as effective as six weeks of standard treatment – which could save as much as $1.5 billion in the United States over five years.
September 29, 2011
UCSF professor Goerge Sawaya, MD, a member of the  U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that developed updated recommendations on breast cancer screening, discusses the rationale and the role of science in advancing change in clinical practice in this video.
September 29, 2011
It’s a matter of fairness: members of all ethnic groups should have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. And it’s a matter of soundness, too: medical advancements must be tested in as many different people with as many different genetic makeups as possible.

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