Wisdom Trial Launched in 2017:
Wisdom is a five-year clinical trial that tests two different approaches to breast cancer screening – annual mammography vs. a personalized, risk-based approach. Our goal is to determine whether personalized screening is as safe, effective and accepted compared to annual screening. Our personalized screening approach will take multiple risk factors into consideration, including genetic markers, to determine how frequently someone should be screened by mammogram. Over time, we can learn which of these risk factors are most important and continue to adapt our screening recommendations accordingly.
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A clinical trial is a research study involving human participants and designed to scientifically answer very specific questions about a particular treatment strategy. It is one of the final stages of a long and careful research process; studies are done with patients to find out whether promising approaches to disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment are safe and effective.
Until recently, most clinical trials included only men, missing the differences in health risks and outcomes for women. The Center of Excellence is working to improve prevention, screening, treatment, and care by understanding these differences among diverse groups of women.
UCSF conducts ongoing clinical trials on a variety of women's health areas, including cancer, uterine fibroids, cardiovascular health, and health of queer and trans women. Trials can be found by keyword search here.