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Three surgical oncologists offer exciting news on hepatobiliary, thyroid and breast cancers. First up is a look at benefits of minimally invasive robotic surgery for rectal cancers; regional therapy for metastatic GI cancer; 3D virtual ...
In just 35 minutes, hematologist-oncologist Akshiv Malhotra, MD, presents the current recommendations on cervical, breast, colon and lung cancers, breaking down the test options for each and when to start tests based on a patient’s risk.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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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.