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New Marketing Campaign Reinforces UCSF's Strengths in Pioneering Care

February 21, 2013

In the coming months, residents throughout Northern California will hear why UCSF Medical Center is the place to come for the latest, most effective health care.
 

California's Tobacco Control Program Generates Huge Health Care Savings

California's Tobacco Control Program Generates Huge Health Care Savings

February 13, 2013

Over a span of nearly 20 years, California’s tobacco control program cost $2.4 billion and reduced health care costs by $134 billion, according to a new study by UC San Francisco (UCSF).

Stem Cell Survival Strategy Is Key to Blood and Immune System Health

Stem Cell Survival Strategy Is Key to Blood and Immune System Health

February 12, 2013

Stem cells of the aging bone marrow recycle their own molecules to survive and keep replenishing the blood and immune systems as the body ages, researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered.

Study: Tea Party Organizations Have Ties To Tobacco Industry Dating Back To 1980s

Study: Tea Party Organizations Have Ties To Tobacco Industry Dating Back To 1980s

February 8, 2013

Rather than being a purely grassroots movement that arose spontaneously in 2009, the Tea Party developed in part as a result of tobacco industry efforts to oppose smoking restrictions and tobacco taxes beginning in the 1980s, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.
 

The Ethics Evangelist

The Ethics Evangelist

February 6, 2013

As a young pediatric nurse in a Minnesota hospital in the early 1970s, Barbara Koenig became acquainted with the constellation of new technologies designed to save children’s lives.

Mammogram Every Two Years Has Same Benefit As Yearly Mammogram for Older Women

Mammogram Every Two Years Has Same Benefit As Yearly Mammogram for Older Women

February 5, 2013

Among older women, getting a mammogram every two years was just as beneficial as getting a mammogram annually, and led to significantly fewer false positive results, according to a study led by UC San Francisco.

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UCSF to Present Latest on Tobacco Research and Education

February 4, 2013

The UCSF Center for Tobacco Control, Research and Education will host “It’s About A Billion Lives,” on Friday, Feb. 8. The annual event, which is open to the public, celebrates tobacco research and education efforts at the University.

Early Menopause May Occur In Women with BRCA Gene, New Study Finds

Early Menopause May Occur In Women with BRCA Gene, New Study Finds

January 30, 2013

Women with harmful mutations in the BRCA gene, which put them at higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, tend to undergo menopause significantly sooner than other women, allowing them an even briefer reproductive window and possibly a higher risk of infertility, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.

In Breast Cancer Metastasis, Researchers Identify Possible Drug Target

In Breast Cancer Metastasis, Researchers Identify Possible Drug Target

January 28, 2013

The spread of breast cancer to distant organs within the body, an event that often leads to death, appears in many cases to involve the loss of a key protein, according to UC San Francisco researchers, whose new discoveries point to possible targets for therapy.

Making Health Care Research More Relevant

Making Health Care Research More Relevant

January 23, 2013

Nearly 100 UCSF faculty and staff turned out on January 8th for a Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) symposium hosted by the Comparative Effectiveness Research program at UCSF's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).