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Patients worry about cancer but struggle to make lifestyle changes. Here’s how to discuss factors they can control and realistic steps they can take.
Breast anatomy is complex, and everything from aging to implants can make exams tricky. Breast surgeon Shoko Emily Abe, MD, FACS, offers help with working up common issues that are often benign yet may require treatment or follow-up.
This presentation on colorectal cancer – the third most common cancer in the U.S. – unpacks the risk factors (including how to assess family history); reviews symptoms, treatments and survival data; and offers guidance on meeting patients’ ...
Doctors must weigh numerous factors as they seek to identify and manage patients at high breast cancer risk.
Here’s an exciting look at recent improvements in our understanding and management of certain malignancies normally associated with a poor prognosis.
Infectious disease specialist Cristina Brickman, MD, MSCE, explains how common anal cancer really is, which HPV types are associated, which patient populations should be screened and when to start – and when to refer to a specialist. Videos ...
Based on clear metrics, transplant hepatologist Neil Mehta, MD, presents diagnostic criteria for hepatocellular carcinoma, then shows how UCSF’s HCC team reaches decisions on treatment for individual cases – with plans ranging from resection ...
UCSF specialist Chase Heaton, MD, presents a guide to identifying head and neck cancers, including steps, tools and tips for a comprehensive exam; alarm-bell statements from your patients; and the one assumption you want to make about any neck lump.
Dr. Patrick Ha, UCSF’s chief of head and neck surgical oncology, breaks down the neck’s complex anatomy and provides a case-based discussion of common growths – including developmental cysts, salivary gland disorders, thyroid masses and ...
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Building on a decades-long reputation for innovation in thoracic surgery, UC San Francisco’s Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic has improved the overall experience for patients undergoing lung and esophageal cancer treatment while continuing ...
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted major changes in the way clinicians deliver care, and nowhere have these changes been more urgent than in the field of oncology.
A new study finds that inherited genetic variation plays a role in who is likely to benefit from checkpoint inhibitors, which release the immune system’s brakes so it can attack cancer.
Method is a ‘game changer’ that should become the standard of care, say UCSF researchers who validated its effectiveness.
Single-port robotic surgery for bladder and prostate cancer: Interview with Dr. Raj Pruthi
We are pleased to announce that UCSF Medical Center has been recognized as the best hospital in Northern California for cancer care — and among the top 10 cancer programs nationally — by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 survey of Best Hospitals.
The California Center for Pituitary Disorders is the largest practice for pituitary disorders in the United States & performs more pituitary surgeries than any other medical center in the U.S.
One of the primary objectives at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is to be a partner in care, supporting patients’ treatments and providing physicians with efficient access to our services.
UCSF Health is recognized throughout the world for innovative treatments, advanced technology, collaboration among clinicians and scientists, and a highly compassionate team of patient care providers.
Oral dysplasia patients at UCSF benefit from an internationally recognized team of multidisciplinary experts with the highest level of expertise in this difficult-to-manage and often unpredictable disease.
Novel therapeutics and state-of-the-art surgical techniques combined with an array of support services for patients
Specialized treatments for acute and chronic blood conditions, from cancers to the full range of non-malignant blood disorders
Expert care to improve both survival and quality of life
Highly specialized care for patients with melanoma, Merkel Cell and other skin cancers
UCSF is a leader in the newest forms of cellular immunotherapy, which have been shown to be particularly effective in the treatment of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL).
Expert care and transformative research working together to improve both survival and quality of life
UCSF Health offers a robotic thoracic surgery program specializing in treating thoracic disease.