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UCSF Welcomes First Vice President/Chief Medical Officer for Cancer Services

UCSF Welcomes First Vice President/Chief Medical Officer for Cancer Services

May 16, 2018

In April, Laura Crocitto, MD, MHA, joined UCSF as the first Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Cancer Services. An experienced urologic oncologist and physician executive, she will work in a dyad with Laurel Bray-Hanin, Vice President and COO for Adult Cancer Services, and ...
SF Voters May Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Vape Flavors

SF Voters May Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Vape Flavors

May 14, 2018

San Francisco could become the first city in the nation to ban flavored tobacco products from all store shelves. This includes everything from candy flavored e-cigarettes to conventional menthol smokes. 'The industry recognized decades ago that if they don’t get kids to start, they [the ...
New Cancer Treatment Uses Patients' Altered Cells To Fight Disease

New Cancer Treatment Uses Patients' Altered Cells To Fight Disease

May 9, 2018

KPIX 5 original report: A revolutionary, one-time treatment is giving new hope to cancer patients by treating them with their own immune cells that have been altered in a lab to become cancer killers.

Research Finds 'Achilles Heel' for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Research Finds 'Achilles Heel' for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

May 2, 2018

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a promising new line of attack against lethal, treatment-resistant prostate cancer. Analysis of hundreds of human prostate tumors revealed that the most aggressive cancers depend on a built-in cellular stress response to put a brake on their own hot-wired ...
Computers Equal Radiologists in Assessing Breast Density and Associated Breast Cancer Risk

Computers Equal Radiologists in Assessing Breast Density and Associated Breast Cancer Risk

April 30, 2018

Automated breast-density evaluation was just as accurate in predicting women’s risk of breast cancer, found and not found by mammography, as subjective evaluation done by radiologists, in a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco and Mayo Clinic. Both assessment methods were equally accurate ...