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Abortion Ban May Increase Risk of Death for Pregnant Women with Cancer News

Abortion Ban May Increase Risk of Death for Pregnant Women with Cancer

The repercussions of overturning Roe v. Wade – and the failure of the Supreme Court to provide any guidance on exceptions related to the life and health of the mother – are potentially catastrophic for a subset of women who face a life-threating diagnosis of pregnancy associated cancers (PAC).
Brachytherapy Improves Outcomes for Cervical Cancer Patients News

Brachytherapy Improves Outcomes for Cervical Cancer Patients

Patients with locally advanced cervical cancer who receive chemoradiation therapy and brachytherapy and complete treatment within eight weeks have a superior overall survival rate compared to those who don’t receive this treatment, according to a UCSF study.
Renal Cell Carcinoma Research Sheds New Light on Advanced Disease News

Renal Cell Carcinoma Research Sheds New Light on Advanced Disease

In a recent study, UCSF researchers found that renal cell carcinoma (RCC)with venous tumor thrombus(VTT) does not always signify metastatic disease with poor prognosis. These findings provide insight into the development of advanced RCC and may help to better inform surveillance regimens and treatment decisions and, ultimately, improve clinical outcomes.
Novel Hyperglycemia Management Protocol for Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment News

Novel Hyperglycemia Management Protocol for Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment

An innovative hyperglycemia management protocol for patients receiving cancer therapy is provided through an urgent-care site within the UCSF Infusion Center, and can be replicated at other centers. The protocol ensures that patients promptly get the necessary treatment for acute hyperglycemia that can occur during cancer therapy.
UCSF Prostate Cancer Specialist Inducted into Annual Class of “Giants of Cancer Care” News

UCSF Prostate Cancer Specialist Inducted into Annual Class of “Giants of Cancer Care”

Eric Small, MD, has been announced as one of the winners of the 10th annual Giants of Cancer Care® awards.
World-Renowned Expert to Lead UCSF’s Hematology and Oncology Division News

World-Renowned Expert to Lead UCSF’s Hematology and Oncology Division

Krishna Komanduri, MD, an international leader in hematology-oncology, transplantation and cellular immunotherapy, is the new chief of UCSF’s Division of Hematology and Oncology.
Advancing Precision Medicine for Neuro-Oncology Patients: Q&A with David Solomon, MD, PhD News

Advancing Precision Medicine for Neuro-Oncology Patients: Q&A with David Solomon, MD, PhD

UC San Francisco neuropathologist and molecular neuro-oncologist David Solomon, MD, PhD has reached a unique and impressive milestone: the publication of his team's 50th neuro-oncology research study stemming from the UCSF500 Cancer Gene Panel, a molecular diagnostic test that identifies genetic changes in the DNA of a patient's cancer.
UCSF Deploys Innovative Data System to Integrate Research and Care News

UCSF Deploys Innovative Data System to Integrate Research and Care

UC San Francisco (UCSF), in collaboration with the Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative (QLHC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed the OneSource system to seamlessly integrate clinical care and research data.
Bladder Cancer Home Test Reduced Need for Cystoscopy During COVID-19 News

Bladder Cancer Home Test Reduced Need for Cystoscopy During COVID-19

A study led by UCSF urologic cancer surgeons Sima Porten, MD, MPH, and Maxwell Meng, MD, found that use of a home urine test during the COVID-19 pandemic decreased the frequency of surveillance cystoscopy for patients with a history of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).
Lung Cancer Screening: Who, How and When to Refer Video

Lung Cancer Screening: Who, How and When to Refer

†horacic radiologist Brett M. Elicker, MD, and thoracic surgeon Johannes Kratz, MD, present about current lung cancer screening guidelines: who, how, and when to refer.
Immune Cells Leave Fingerprints on Tumors Metastasized to the Brain Offering Clues to Future Therapies News

Immune Cells Leave Fingerprints on Tumors Metastasized to the Brain Offering Clues to Future Therapies

Using data from over 100,000 malignant and non-malignant cells from 15 human brain metastases, UCSF researchers have revealed two functional archetypes of metastatic cells across 7 different types of brain tumors, each containing both immune and non-immune cell types. Their findings, published the February 17 issue of CELL, provide a potential roadmap for metastatic tumor formation that could be used to design therapies to improve the treatment of metastasized patients.
Pancreatic Cancer Patient Exceeds Life Expectancy After Complex Whipple Procedure at UCSF News

Pancreatic Cancer Patient Exceeds Life Expectancy After Complex Whipple Procedure at UCSF

A team of UCSF surgeons devised a successful reconstruction approach during a complex Whipple procedure in a 69-year-old man with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
Sorting Cancers by “Immune Archetypes” Represents Potential New Approach to Developing Precision Immunotherapies News

Sorting Cancers by “Immune Archetypes” Represents Potential New Approach to Developing Precision Immunotherapies

Using data from over 300 patient tumors, UCSF researchers have described 12 classes of “immune archetypes” to classify cancer tumors. Their findings, published today in CELL, reveal that cancers from different parts of the body are immunologically similar to one another. These classifications provide unique strategies for enhancing each patient’s choice of cancer immunotherapies.
UCSF Study Finds 25% of Patients with HPV+ Oropharynx Cancer May Require Chemoradiotherapy After Robotic Surgery News

UCSF Study Finds 25% of Patients with HPV+ Oropharynx Cancer May Require Chemoradiotherapy After Robotic Surgery

In a nearly 10-year retrospective study involving 136 carefully selected patients with HPV-positive (HPV+) oropharynx cancer, UC San Francisco researchers found that one in four may meet possible indications for adjuvant chemoradiotherapy following transoral robotic surgery (TORS).
UCSF Osher Center Overview: Integrative Medicine’s Value for Providers and Patients Video

UCSF Osher Center Overview: Integrative Medicine’s Value for Providers and Patients

Sanford C. Newmark, MD, medical director of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, explains what integrative medicine is (hint: it’s neither “alternative medicine” nor homeopathy) and how referred patients can benefit from its proven techniques.
International Hematologic Conference Features UCSF Health Experts News

International Hematologic Conference Features UCSF Health Experts

Hematologists and oncologists from around the world will present new research and clinical findings at the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) 63rd Annual Meeting and Exposition. This year’s meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia – and virtually – from December 11-14, 2021.
International Breast Cancer Conference Features UCSF Health Experts News

International Breast Cancer Conference Features UCSF Health Experts

Breast cancer experts from UCSF Health will present new research and clinical findings at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the world’s largest and most prestigious breast cancer conference. This year’s meeting will be held Dec. 7-10.
Screening for Cervical Cancer: New Evidence on Options and Outcomes Video

Screening for Cervical Cancer: New Evidence on Options and Outcomes

Gynecologic oncologist Megan Swanson, MD, MPH, deciphers recent changes to cervical cancer screening guidelines and uses the data to illuminate the relative value of test options – Pap smears, detection of high-risk HPV strains, or both tests together.
UCSF-Led Study Confirms Some Cancer Immunotherapies May Lead to Myocarditis and Other Potentially Serious Arrhythmias News

UCSF-Led Study Confirms Some Cancer Immunotherapies May Lead to Myocarditis and Other Potentially Serious Arrhythmias

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have transformed cancer care by unleashing T-cells to fight tumors, but they can cause serious cardiotoxicities including myocarditis.
Get Current on COVID: The Evidence on Vaccine Efficacy and Strategies for Immunocompromised Patients Video

Get Current on COVID: The Evidence on Vaccine Efficacy and Strategies for Immunocompromised Patients

A panel of experts answers all the current questions on breakthrough infections, who needs boosters, whether to keep recommending masks, and the future of variants, with a spotlight on meeting the needs of the immunocompromised, such as organ transplant recipients and cancer patients. Bonus: what to know about molnupiravir to treat COVID-19.
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.

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