UCSF Clinic Fills Unmet Need for Managing Oral Side Effects of Cancer TherapiesAs 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 OncologyThe 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 OutcomesThree 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 TestHematologist 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 UpdateIn 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 PhysiciansOur 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.
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 StepsPatients 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 Better Understanding of Breast Cancer Risk: How to Find the Best Options for Individual PatientsDoctors must weigh numerous factors as they seek to identify and manage patients at high breast cancer risk.
Breast Changes: Managing Lumps, Pain, Discharge and Other Common ConcernsBreast 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 Concise Guide to Colorectal Cancer for Primary Care ProvidersThis 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.
Hope on the Horizon: Specialists Reveal New Approaches to Deadly MalignanciesHere’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 ScreeningInfectious 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 BirthA 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.
Pandemic Perplexities: Experts Address Safety, Cancer Care Delivery and Other IssuesWith a panel representing oncology, epidemiology and infectious disease medicine, this presentation sorts out the data to illuminate issues in caring for immunocompromised, COVID-infected and cancer patients
Cancer Update: Safe Opioid Use and Innovations in Blood Cancer TherapiesIn this three-part presentation, UCSF substance use experts offer prescribing strategies and tips on patient communication to ensure pain relief without enabling drug dependence.
UCSF Researchers Help Gain FDA Approval for Prostate Cancer Imaging TechniqueMethod 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 HCCBased 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.
UCSF Ranked #10 for Cancer Care | Clinical Trials UpdateWe 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.
Strategies for Head and Neck Cancer: What to Look, Feel and Listen ForUCSF 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.
Neck Knowledge: Diagnostics and Care for Growths in AdultsDr. 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 HPV-related cancers. Included is a useful diagnostic flowchart.
California Center for Pituitary DisordersThe 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.
Cancer Services Referral DirectoryOne 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.
Tour UCSF Bakar Cancer HospitalUCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital represents the culmination of the science and expertise that has made our cancer program second to none.