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Scientists Call for Screening Mammography Every Two Years for Most Women

Scientists Call for Screening Mammography Every Two Years for Most Women

February 3, 2014

Adoption of new guidelines recommending screening mammography every two years for women ages 50 to 74 would result in breast cancer screening that is equally effective, while saving the United States $4.3 billion a year in health care costs, according to a study led by UC San Francisco.

Top Trends in Health Sciences for 2014

Top Trends in Health Sciences for 2014

December 18, 2013

What areas of research are heating up in 2014? How will patients access health care differently in the coming year?

Scientist Identifies Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Target for Drug Development

Scientist Identifies Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Target for Drug Development

October 3, 2013

Often deadly "triple-negative" breast cancers might be effectively treated in many cases with a drug that targets a previously unknown vulnerability in the tumors, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

Pain Studies Enhance Precision Medicine

Pain Studies Enhance Precision Medicine

August 30, 2013

In the 1980s, Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, was working as a clinical nurse specialist in a pain management center at the University Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

UCSF Community Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling that Human Genes Can't Be Patented

UCSF Community Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling that Human Genes Can't Be Patented

June 13, 2013

The scientific community at UC San Francisco is reacting positively to the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling on Thursday that human genes cannot be patented.

Tech, Health, Policy, Finance Leaders to Launch Precision Medicine Initiatives

Tech, Health, Policy, Finance Leaders to Launch Precision Medicine Initiatives

May 1, 2013

More than 150 of the nation’s top innovators will convene Thursday and Friday in a summit at UC San Francisco that aims to leverage science and technology to transform health and medicine as we know it.