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UCSF’s Lawrence Fong, MD, Earns NCI Award for Cancer Immunotherapy Research News

UCSF’s Lawrence Fong, MD, Earns NCI Award for Cancer Immunotherapy Research

The National Cancer Institute (NCI)has honored Lawrence H. Fong, MD, leader of the UC San Francisco Cancer Immunotherapy Program, with an Outstanding Investigator Award (R35).These awards support investigators who have significant records of productivity in cancer research with multiyear funding for projects of exceptional potential.
An Extraordinary Response: A Young Woman’s Path to Overcoming Metastatic Colon Cancer News

An Extraordinary Response: A Young Woman’s Path to Overcoming Metastatic Colon Cancer

28-year-old woman mother of two was healthy up until a month prior, when she developed severe anemia, diarrhea and emesis, accompanied by a 25-pound weight loss.
UCSF500 Cancer Gene Panel Test Document

UCSF500 Cancer Gene Panel Test

The UCSF500 Cancer Gene Panel is a molecular diagnostic test appropriate for patients with advanced cancer, especially those who experience a poor response to standard therapy.
Proven, Practical Prevention: Lower Your Patients’ Cancer Risks – and Anxiety Video

Proven, Practical Prevention: Lower Your Patients’ Cancer Risks – and Anxiety

In this second part of her series on lifestyle and cancer, medical oncologist Natalie Marshall, MD, offers evidence-based answers to common questions on diet, sleep, and other risk-related factors.
UCSF at the Forefront of New Therapies, Giving Hope to Multiple Myeloma Patients News

UCSF at the Forefront of New Therapies, Giving Hope to Multiple Myeloma Patients

Over the past few decades, advances in the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM) have accelerated at a thrilling pace, with a wealth of new therapeutic options now available for patients with this serious disease.
Advances in Treating Colorectal Cancer With Liver Metastases News

Advances in Treating Colorectal Cancer With Liver Metastases

Giving new hope to potentially thousands of patients, surgeons at UC San Francisco are now providing lifesaving procedures for many colorectal cancer patients whose cancer has spread to the liver.
UCSF Clinic Fills Unmet Need for Managing Oral Side Effects of Cancer Therapies News

UCSF Clinic Fills Unmet Need for Managing Oral Side Effects of Cancer Therapies

As advances in cancer treatments have expanded, so has the number of side effects that impact the mouth. Oral medicine specialists at UC San Francisco are working to mitigate these often-debilitating problems, which affect the majority of patients undergoing or recovering from cancer therapy.
UCSF Oral Oncology Document

UCSF Oral Oncology

The UCSF Oral Oncology Clinic offers consultations for the diagnosis, treatment and management of oral complications from cancer treatment. The clinic is the first and only one of its kind in Northern California.
How Technology, Human Values and New Scrutiny of Old Methods Are Improving Cancer Outcomes Video

How Technology, Human Values and New Scrutiny of Old Methods Are Improving Cancer Outcomes

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 surgical planning; and biomarkers for pancreatic cysts.
CBC: Optimizing Use of an Everyday Blood Test Video

CBC: Optimizing Use of an Everyday Blood Test

Hematologist Neil Dunavin, MD, a specialist in blood cancers and BMT, elucidates the commonly ordered yet imperfectly understood complete blood count, with guidance on which differential type to order and which results call for investigation.
Screening Guidelines for Common Cancers: A Lifesaving Update Video

Screening Guidelines for Common Cancers: A Lifesaving Update

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.
UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians Document

UCSF MD Link: Web-Based Communication Portal for Physicians

Our web portal allows referring physicians to securely access their patients’ entire electronic health record, make online referral requests and communicate with our physicians directly and securely.
Enhancing Care for Thoracic Oncology Surgery Patients News

Enhancing Care for Thoracic Oncology Surgery Patients

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 to maintain strong outcomes.
Post-Pandemic Cancer Care Delivery: Recovery or Redesign? News

Post-Pandemic Cancer Care Delivery: Recovery or Redesign?

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.
Cancer Preventive Care: Empower Your Patients to Take Small-But-Significant Steps Video

Cancer Preventive Care: Empower Your Patients to Take Small-But-Significant Steps

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.
A Concise Guide to Colorectal Cancer for Primary Care Providers Video

A Concise Guide to Colorectal Cancer for Primary Care Providers

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’ post-treatment needs.
Breast Changes: Managing Lumps, Pain, Discharge and Other Common Concerns Video

Breast Changes: Managing Lumps, Pain, Discharge and Other Common Concerns

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.
A Better Understanding of Breast Cancer Risk: How to Find the Best Options for Individual Patients Video

A Better Understanding of Breast Cancer Risk: How to Find the Best Options for Individual Patients

Doctors must weigh numerous factors as they seek to identify and manage patients at high breast cancer risk.
Hope on the Horizon: Specialists Reveal New Approaches to Deadly Malignancies Video

Hope on the Horizon: Specialists Reveal New Approaches to Deadly Malignancies

Here’s an exciting look at recent improvements in our understanding and management of certain malignancies normally associated with a poor prognosis.
Anal Cancer: A Primary Care Guide to Risks and Screening Video

Anal Cancer: A Primary Care Guide to Risks and Screening

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 demonstrate proper technique for anal cytology collection and digital anorectal exams.
Response to Cancer Immunotherapy May Be Affected by Genes We Carry from Birth News

Response to Cancer Immunotherapy May Be Affected by Genes We Carry from Birth

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.
UCSF Researchers Help Gain FDA Approval for Prostate Cancer Imaging Technique News

UCSF Researchers Help Gain FDA Approval for Prostate Cancer Imaging Technique

Method is a ‘game changer’ that should become the standard of care, say UCSF researchers who validated its effectiveness.
Update on Liver Lesions: What Works in Managing HCC Video

Update on Liver Lesions: What Works in Managing HCC

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 or ablation to downstaging drugs and transplantation.
Dr. Raj Pruthi on Single-Port Robotic Radical Cystectomy and Prostatectomy News

Dr. Raj Pruthi on Single-Port Robotic Radical Cystectomy and Prostatectomy

Single-port robotic surgery for bladder and prostate cancer: Interview with Dr. Raj Pruthi

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