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Young Women Still May Be Getting Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

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Pelvic examinations and cervical cancer screenings are no longer recommended for most females under age 21 during routine health visits, but a new study has found that millions of young women are unnecessarily undergoing the tests, which can lead to false-positive testing, over-treatment, anxiety and needless cost.  Researchers at UC San Francisco and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that 1.

Channels: Cancer, Healthcare, OBGYN, Women's Health, All Journal News, JAMA,

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7-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST
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JUUL Delivers Substantially More Nicotine than Previous Generation E-Cigs and Cigarettes

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JUUL delivers substantially more nicotine to the blood per puff than cigarettes or previous-generation e-cigarettes (e-cigs) and impairs blood vessel function comparable to cigarette smoke, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco.  The study, which appears online Jan. 4, 2019, in Tobacco Regulatory Science, found that nicotine concentrations were five to eight times higher in rodents that were exposed to JUUL versus other tobacco products.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Smoking,

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6-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Brain Organoids Reveal Glioblastoma Origins

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Glioblastomas are the most aggressive form of brain cancer - they grow and spread rapidly through the brain and are virtually impossible to eradicate, typically leading to death within one or two years of diagnosis. Scientists are constantly seeking more powerful targeted therapies, but so far without success — in part because glioblastomas are challenging to study in a laboratory setting.

Channels: Cancer, Healthcare, Neuro, Stem Cells, Surgery, Cell (journal), All Journal News,

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6-Jan-2020 3:40 PM EST
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UCSF Launches Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research

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UC San Francisco announced Thursday it will establish the UCSF Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research, made possible by a $35 million gift from Marc and Lynne Benioff.

Channels: Cancer, Men's Health,

Released:
23-Sep-2019 7:20 AM EDT
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Newswise: Medical Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Push to Reduce Their Use

Medical Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Push to Reduce Their Use

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Despite a broad campaign among physician groups to reduce the amount of imaging in medicine, the rates of use of CT, MRI and other scans have continued to increase in both the U.S. and Ontario, Canada, according to a new study of more than 135 million imaging exams conducted by researchers at UC Davis, UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, JAMA,

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3-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma: Nina Shah Traverses Iceland to Benefit Myeloma Research

Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma: Nina Shah Traverses Iceland to Benefit Myeloma Research

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Earlier this month, Nina Shah, MD, joined other myeloma patients, caregivers, and clinical providers on a three-day trek across Iceland’s spectacular landscape.

Channels: Cancer,

Released:
20-Aug-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: The Skin Care Myth That Harms People of Color
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31-Jul-2019 4:10 PM EDT
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UCSF Medical Center Ranks Among Top US Hospitals for 2019-2020

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UCSF Medical Center has been recognized among the nation’s elite hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Hospitals survey, marking the 21st year that UCSF Health has been listed among the top 10 hospitals in the prestigious listings and best in Northern California.

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31-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Scientists Discover Autoimmune Disease Associated with Testicular Cancer

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Using advanced technology, scientists at Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, Mayo Clinic and UC San Francisco, have discovered an autoimmune disease that appears to affect men with testicular cancer.

Channels: Cancer, Cell Biology, Immunology, Autoimmune Diseases, NEJM, All Journal News,

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31-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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