Novel Metabolic Imaging Method Detects Prostate Cancer AggressivenessUCSF investigators have shown that adding an emerging metabolic imaging technique to MR–transrectal ultrasound fusion prostate biopsies makes it possible to detect the extent and aggressiveness of prostate cancer more accurately than ever.
New Guidance for Reducing Medication-Related Dementia Risk in Patients With Overactive BladderThis consensus paper is designed to update urologists and other healthcare providers who prescribe anticholinergics about the risks of these medications and help guide them on when to use anticholinergics and when it is appropriate to use alternatives.
Focal High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation for Intermediate-Risk Prostate CancerThe urologic surgical oncology team has performed an average of five focal HIFU procedures a month since the device was installed last year, offering patients a new minimally invasive treatment option.
New Guidance for Ethical Urinary Incontinence Care for Older AdultsAn International Continence Society working group led by UCSF urologist Anne M. Suskind, MD, MS, FACS, FPM-RS, recently published a white paper that provides an ethical framework for caring for older adults with urinary incontinence.
Renal Cell Carcinoma Research Sheds New Light on Advanced DiseaseIn 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.
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.
Precision Prostate Cancer Treatment Reduces ADT-Related Dementia RiskIn a new study, UCSF researchers found that cumulative androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) exposure was associated with the onset of dementia in a nationwide longitudinal registry of men with prostate cancer.
Newly Approved Prostate Cancer Scan Can Detect Cells that Have Spread to Lymph NodesA revolutionary new diagnostic method for prostate cancer can detect prostate cancer cells that have spread to lymph nodes both inside and outside the pelvis, according to the UC San Francisco and UCLA team whose earlier work led to the test’s FDA approval.
Hemodialysis Significantly Decreased for Patient with Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 in UCSF Study of NedosiranResearchers at UC San Francisco reported successful compassionate use of nedosiran to dramatically reduce plasma oxalate levels in a patient with primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1).
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.
UCSF Offers Growing Options for Focal Therapy in Prostate CancerIn its commitment to tailoring prostate cancer treatment to the needs of each patient, UC San Francisco’s Department of Urology uses focal therapy as an important option for men with clinically significant cancers that are located in one region of the prostate.
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.
UCSF Improving Pre-Kidney Transplant ProcessDeborah B. Adey, MD Medical Director, Kidney Transplant, shares some very exciting news regarding upcoming changes to the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant program.
Virtual Second Opinion for IBD Patients Now AvailableNow you can schedule a virtual second-opinion consult for any patient with IBD, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, pouchitis and IBD-undetermined.
Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Auto-Transplant ClinicUCSF is one of the few academic medical centers in the United States to offer islet auto-transplantation to minimize diabetes after total pancreatectomy.
Bariatric Surgery to Treat Morbid ObesityThe UCSF Bariatric Surgery Center's capabilities include providing bariatric procedures to obese patients with end-stage kidney or liver disease.
Adult Kidney Transplant ProgramUCSF's multidisciplinary transplant team is part of the largest paired kidney registry in the U.S., which provides access to living donor transplantation for incompatible pairs.