Informed Health 2016: Datagizing Digital Health: Redefining Possible will be held Jan. 14, 2016 at Mission Bay Conference Center. More information is available here.
The Cancer Center will fund one high-risk, high-reward research project in the amount of $250,000 over two years. The center encourages novel, impactful studies to address a key problem in cancer that would be unlikely to be supported through conventional mechanisms. No supporting or preliminary data will be required, and any area relevant to cancer will be considered.
If you missed Sir Michael Marmot's talk " The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World," a video of the lecture is now available here.
It is worthwhile to give patients expensive new drugs that can cure their hepatitis C much earlier than some insurers are now willing to pay for them, according to a UC San Francisco study that models the effects of treating the disease early versus late in its development. James G. Kahn, MD, MPH, a professor in the UCSF department of epidemiology and biostatistics, is among the study authors.
Read the full article at UCSF News Center.