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UCSF's CMO of Cancer Services Plea to Patients

UCSF's CMO of Cancer Services Plea to Patients

September 14, 2020

As we continue to cope with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic nationwide, a second public health crisis is emerging and causing increasing alarm. Stemming from the initial deferrals of routine care as the pandemic took hold, combined with shelter-in-place health orders and the fears generated by ...
Axing the ACA Means Young Adults with Cancer Lose Coverage

Axing the ACA Means Young Adults with Cancer Lose Coverage

October 22, 2020

A new study led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has quantified the impact of repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), which enables 18- to 25-year-olds to remain on their parents insurance plans, including cancer patients who require ...
Mekhail Anwar, MD, PhD, Builds a Tiny Microscope for Wireless Biopsy

Mekhail Anwar, MD, PhD, Builds a Tiny Microscope for Wireless Biopsy

October 15, 2020

Mekhail Anwar, MD, PhD, associate professor in residence in the Dept. of Radiation Oncology, recently received an NIH New Innovator Award. His project, titled INSITE (Implantable Photonic Sensors for Immunoresponse in the Tumor microenvironment), proposes to assess response or resistance to immunotherapy by implanting a ...
Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer May Be Gauged by Accumulated DNA Damage

Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer May Be Gauged by Accumulated DNA Damage

October 7, 2020

Risk for melanoma, the most deadly skin cancer, can be estimated long before detection of any suspicious moles, according to a UC San Francisco scientist who led a new study to detect DNA mutations in individual skin cells. Skin damage from the sun builds up ...
Cancer Immunotherapy 'Uniquely Suppressed' by Liver Tumors

Cancer Immunotherapy 'Uniquely Suppressed' by Liver Tumors

October 2, 2020

Though cancer immunotherapy has become a promising standard-of-care treatment—and in some cases, perhaps a cure—for a wide variety of different cancers, it doesn’t work for everyone, and researchers have increasingly turned their attention to understanding why.  For example, doctors have noticed that patients who initially ...

Eric J. Small, MD

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Eric J. Small, MD

Professor of Medicine; Urology; and Chief, Department of Medicine/Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF
Deputy Director and Chief Scientific Officer; Program Leader, Prostate Cancer Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center