UCSF Chancellor Discusses "New Social Contract" for Patients with The Wall Street Journal

Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPHSusan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, spoke with The Wall Street Journal reporter Amy Marcus about her vision of a “new social contract” for patients participating in the health care system. 

The intent of this contract would be to advance the goals of precision medicine — treatment based on an understanding of the molecular and environmental factors contributing to disease. 

Desmond-Hellmann published an editorial on her call-to-arms to patient advocates last week in Science Translational Medicine.

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