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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

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

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

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

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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Worrisome Increase in Some Medical Scans During Pregnancy

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Use of medical imaging during pregnancy increased significantly in the United States, a new study has found, with nearly a four-fold rise over the last two decades in the number of women undergoing computed tomography CT scans, which expose mothers and fetuses to radiation. Pregnant women are warned to minimize radiation exposure.

Channels: Cancer, Healthcare, OBGYN, JAMA, All Journal News,

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31-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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In Service of Patients: Precision Cancer Medicine at UCSF

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The new UCSF Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building opened late June in Mission Bay. The treatments, technologies, and models of care offered to patients in this new space will reflect the most current thinking in how to tailor treatment to individual patients based on unique and defining characteristics of their tumors, personal genetics, and lifestyle.

Channels: Cancer, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders,

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24-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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UCSF Unveils Cancer Building Devoted to Precision Medicine

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In late June, UC San Francisco opened the Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building, a pioneering cancer center devoted to providing adult patients with highly advanced treatments, including immunotherapy, genetic counseling, molecular profiling of tumors, fully integrated clinical trials, and advanced imaging.

Channels: Cancer,

Released:
20-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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