March 18, 2013
Screening for breast cancer every two years appears just as beneficial as yearly mammograms for women ages 50 to 74, with significantly fewer "false positives" - even for women whose breasts are dense or who use hormone therapy for menopause.
March 18, 2013
The American Cancer Society will pay tribute to Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, an internationally known leader in the field of breast cancer care and research.
March 15, 2013
As an undergrad and then a graduate student studying infectious disease and genetics, post-doctoral researcher Gundula Min-Oo, PhD, never imagined she'd find herself in the field of cancer research.
March 13, 2013
The immune system's T cells, while coordinating responses to diseases and vaccines, act like honey bees sharing information about the best honey sources, according to a new study by scientists at UC San Francisco.
March 12, 2013
UC San Francisco's School of Medicine ranked fourth nationwide in both research and primary care education this year, according to a new survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.
March 11, 2013
Improving technologies are rapidly cutting the cost of whole genome sequencing, a process that reveals the complete library of a patient’s genetic information. Indeed, the era of the $1,000 genome — a catchphrase for the test’s relative affordability — appears imminent.
March 8, 2013
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, said Friday that the federal government’s budget cuts through sequestration hurt the health and wellbeing of Americans.
March 4, 2013
UC San Francisco researchers have found that certain rare cells extracted from adult breast tissue can be instructed to become different types of cells – a discovery that could have important potential for regenerative medicine.
February 25, 2013
Researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital have received a $1.75 million grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to support the discovery of innovative treatments for childhood cancer.
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.