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Sanziana Roman, MD, an endocrine surgeon, discusses a patient’s treatment for a tumor in the retroperitoneum, near the adrenal gland.
Hematologist Nina Shah discusses the treatment plan of a patient diagnosed with a smoldering multiple myeloma (MM).
With the advent of immunotherapy, UCSF physicians are incorporating clinical trials into head and neck cancer patient care and changing the treatment paradigm.
Insoo Suh, MD, presents a case history of a patient presenting with an enlarging right lower neck lump first noticed by self-palpatation.
A relatively new technique of endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy pioneered at UCSF leaves little to no trace at the skin level of the major operation performed underneath.
Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD, discusses how breast MRI is performed, common indications for breast MRI and advanced methods for biopsy and pre-surgical localization of tumors.
Bonnie Joe, MD explains the differences between screening and diagnostic mammography, shows evidence for screening, answers common questions about radiation risk and false positives and discusses digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography.
Oncologist David Oh speaks at the October 2017 Bay Area Breast Cancer Forum about key developments in immunotherapy like immune checkpoint inhibitors and T-cell therapies, plus its use in experimental approaches to breast cancer treatment.
Discover the surprising way a simple surgery can vastly improve quality of life for head and neck cancer patients after radiation treatment. How? By moving the submandibular gland out of the way of the most intense radiation to prevent xerostomia.
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
featuring surgeons who are subspecialty-trained and leaders in the field of endocrine surgery