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Adult Acquired Buried Penis: Improving Patient Outcomes News

Adult Acquired Buried Penis: Improving Patient Outcomes

Adult-acquired buried penis (AABP) is a condition in which excess or abnormal surrounding soft tissue covers the penis, resulting in sexual and urinary dysfunction. While it’s associated with obesity, AABP does not typically subside with weight loss.
How a Cutting-Edge Genetic Test Helps Ill Newborns, Pregnant Moms News

How a Cutting-Edge Genetic Test Helps Ill Newborns, Pregnant Moms

UCSF is first in Northern California to offer rapid test in-house for faster and more accurate diagnosis of rare genetic conditions.
Is Regenerative Medicine the Next Generation of Infertility Treatment? News

Is Regenerative Medicine the Next Generation of Infertility Treatment?

Failed or canceled frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles often occur in patients with thin endometrial linings. Existing treatments to increase lining thickness, such as hormone therapy, are not always effective, leaving some patients with little hope of a successful pregnancy.
Why Has Progress in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Taken 30 Years? News

Why Has Progress in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Taken 30 Years?

UCSF expert examines the past and future of clinical trials for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Long-term Marijuana Smoking Can Impair Blood Vessel Function News

Long-term Marijuana Smoking Can Impair Blood Vessel Function

It’s been known for many years that people who smoke tobacco have poor blood vessel function. Now, a team of researchers at UC San Francisco has shown for the first that people who smoke marijuana have the same problem.
Tiny, Focused Shocks Help Many Patients Overcome Heart Arrhythmia News

Tiny, Focused Shocks Help Many Patients Overcome Heart Arrhythmia

Pulsed field ablation uses a series of tiny electrical pulses to destroy the tissue causing the arrhythmia. The procedure takes an hour or less, compared to three or four hours for conventional treatment.
Improving Clinical Outcomes for Venous Thromboembolism News

Improving Clinical Outcomes for Venous Thromboembolism

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is serious condition that begins with a blood clot in a vein – often in the lower leg – that makes its way to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism with potentially fatal consequences.
Radioligand Therapy Plus Pembrolizumab May Benefit Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer News

Radioligand Therapy Plus Pembrolizumab May Benefit Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Immune checkpoint inhibitors have demonstrated limited efficacy in treating prostate cancer. Efforts to improve outcomes with combination therapies have mostly failed to demonstrate improvements compared to other types of cancer.
Are New Therapies on the Horizon for Painful Skin Condition? News

Are New Therapies on the Horizon for Painful Skin Condition?

UCSF Health leads multi-center study of chronic inflammation of the skin that affects women and people of color disproportionately.
What Matters Most to Patients Dealing With Stress Urinary Incontinence? News

What Matters Most to Patients Dealing With Stress Urinary Incontinence?

Many patients experience stress urinary incontinence (SUI) following surgical treatment for prostate cancer. To understand the impact of SUI on quality of life, a team of UCSF researchers interviewed and surveyed patients and published a series of studies.
Could a Drug Prevent Hearing Loss from Loud Music and Aging? News

Could a Drug Prevent Hearing Loss from Loud Music and Aging?

UCSF scientists have achieved a breakthrough in understanding what is happening in the inner ear during hearing loss, laying the groundwork for preventing deafness.
Nationally Recognized Health Equity Leader Appointed as Chair of UCSF Obstetrics and Gynecology Program News

Nationally Recognized Health Equity Leader Appointed as Chair of UCSF Obstetrics and Gynecology Program

Andrea V. Jackson, MD, MAS, a highly regarded obstetrician, gynecologist and diversity champion, will draw on her experience in women’s reproductive health, training the next generation of caregivers and addressing systemic racism in her role as chair of UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. 
Study Finds Significant Chemical Exposures in Women With Cancer News

Study Finds Significant Chemical Exposures in Women With Cancer

In a sign that exposure to certain endocrine-disrupting chemicals may be playing a role in cancers of the breast, ovary, skin and uterus, researchers have found that people who developed those cancers have significantly higher levels of these chemicals in their bodies.
Inclusion of New Risk Factors Can Improve Prediction of Invasive Breast Cancer News

Inclusion of New Risk Factors Can Improve Prediction of Invasive Breast Cancer

UCSF researchers update Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium model to account for BMI and other familial risk factors.
Focused Ultrasound Technology May Overcome Barrier to Brain Tumor Treatments News

Focused Ultrasound Technology May Overcome Barrier to Brain Tumor Treatments

The blood-brain barrier protects the brain from many viruses, bacteria, and other harmful small molecules that could be circulating throughout the body. However, this same barrier prevents many cancer therapies from reaching brain tumors.
UCSF Cancer Researcher Thomas Martin Receives $4.6 million CIRM Grant News

UCSF Cancer Researcher Thomas Martin Receives $4.6 million CIRM Grant

UC San Francisco’s Thomas G. Martin, MD, a leading expert in blood cancers, has received a grant of nearly $4.6 million from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to produce a CAR T cell therapy for multiple myeloma, the second most common malignancy among blood cancers. 
Prominent Orthopaedic Surgeon and Researcher to Lead UCSF Orthopaedics Program News

Prominent Orthopaedic Surgeon and Researcher to Lead UCSF Orthopaedics Program

C. Benjamin Ma, MD, a highly regarded orthopaedic surgeon and advanced imaging researcher, has been appointed as chair of the UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Ma assumed his new role on January 1, 2024.
UCSF Health to Mark Thirty-Five Years of Heart Transplantation in 2024 News

UCSF Health to Mark Thirty-Five Years of Heart Transplantation in 2024

In 2024, UC Health will celebrate 35 years of performing heart transplants. Since completing their first heart transplant in March 1989, UCSF surgeons have performed nearly 600, and along the way, the health system has become a recognized leader in treating heart failure and the sixth largest program for transplants in the nation.
Can Gene Expression Predict if a Brain Tumor Is Likely to Grow Back? News

Can Gene Expression Predict if a Brain Tumor Is Likely to Grow Back?

Screening tumors using this new approach could change the course of treatment for nearly 1 in 3 people with meningioma, the most common form of brain tumor diagnosed in 42,000 Americans each year.
Improving Prediction of Advanced Breast Cancer Among Women of Different Races and Ethnicities News

Improving Prediction of Advanced Breast Cancer Among Women of Different Races and Ethnicities

While regular screenings may decrease the chance of diagnosis of advanced breast cancer in some women and lead to a 20% reduction in breast cancer mortality, other women will be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer despite screening at regular intervals.
UCSF Health’s Eric Small, MD, Elected ASCO President for 2025-2026 Term News

UCSF Health’s Eric Small, MD, Elected ASCO President for 2025-2026 Term

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has elected Eric J. Small, MD, FASCO, to serve as its president for the term beginning in June 2025.
UCSF Research Vital to First Drug for Deadly Bone Disease News

UCSF Research Vital to First Drug for Deadly Bone Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved palovarotene (Sohonos) as the first treatment for fibrodysplasia ossifcans progressiva (FOP), a severely disabling condition that causes abnormal bone formation in place of soft and connective tissues.
Researchers Identify New Glucose Control Target That Could Lead to Novel Therapeutic Approaches News

Researchers Identify New Glucose Control Target That Could Lead to Novel Therapeutic Approaches

A 2017 study co-led by UCSF researchers found that a high-fat diet (HFD) is associated with the accumulation of inflammatory cells called microglia in the hypothalamus, which in turn increases the susceptibility of mice to overeat and gain excess weight.
Telehealth Referral Leads to Diagnosis and Effective Treatment of Rare Neuropathy: Case Study News

Telehealth Referral Leads to Diagnosis and Effective Treatment of Rare Neuropathy: Case Study

A 68-year-old man from Hawaii with acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody–positive myasthenia gravis and poorly controlled type 2 diabetes complicated by neuropathy had been receiving intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) and taking pyridostigmine for two years when ...

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