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UCSF Health Performs 150th Robotic Focal HIFU Procedure

UCSF Health has performed 150 robotic focal high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) procedures for patients living with prostate cancer, becoming the first on the west coast and the first UC Health System to reach that milestone.
21-Sep-2023 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Renowned Urologic Specialist to Lead UCSF Urology Program

Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, MAS, FACS, a renowned leader in urology and urological surgery, has been appointed chair of the UCSF Department of Urology. Breyer is a urologic surgeon who is internationally known for performing complex urethral and penile...
14-Aug-2023 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Millions of Long-Term Smokers Have Lung Disease that Defies Diagnosis

In a study publishing Aug. 1, 2023, in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the research team found that half of the participants with extensive tobacco exposure have a high level of ongoing respiratory symptoms, including...
7-Aug-2023 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Gene Mutation May Explain Why Some Don’t Get Sick from COVID-19

People who contract COVID-19 but never develop symptoms – the so-called super dodgers – may have a genetic ace up their sleeve. They’re more than twice as likely as those who become symptomatic to carry a specific gene variation that helps...
19-Jul-2023 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UCSF Among First in U.S. to Receive New Surgery Designation from the American College of Surgeons

UC San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF) is among the first four hospitals in the U.S. to be verified as part of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Vascular Verification Program (Vascular-VP), a quality program recently launched in partnership...
28-Jun-2023 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

BP Below 120 Could Be Target to Prevent Common Heart Condition

UCSF researchers have found that aggressive blood pressure control can lower the risk of left ventricular conduction disease, a common heart condition that often leads to pacemaker implantation.
23-Jun-2023 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UCSF Internal Medicine Specialist to be Celebrated for Diabetes Epidemiology Research

Alka M. Kanaya, MD, UC San Francisco primary care physician and researcher, is being recognized with the 2023 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The award recognizes significant...
21-Jun-2023 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UCSF Surgical Oncologists Improve Treatment Options for Patients with Metastatic Gastrointestinal Cancers

UCSF Health’s surgical oncology team is a Bay Area leader in an innovative chemotherapy infusion pump used to treat patients with widely metastatic colorectal and bile duct cancers that have spread to the liver and are no longer considered...
26-Apr-2023 9:00 AM EDT

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