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UC Experts Explain Radiation Risks – Real and Relative

August 12, 2011

What ills do we risk from radiation to which we are exposed naturally, by choice, or by accident? The question looms large in the aftermath of the meltdown of fuel rods from nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan. Months later, hot ...
New UCSF Cancer Care Affiliation with Community Hospital In Monterey

New UCSF Cancer Care Affiliation with Community Hospital In Monterey

August 1, 2011

A new collaboration has begun between the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula that will enhance patient care and access to clinical trials. The affiliation builds on the expertise already offered at Community Hospital, recipient of the ...
UCSF Neuro-oncologists Engage Caregivers to Better Help Patients

UCSF Neuro-oncologists Engage Caregivers to Better Help Patients

July 29, 2011

Seeking to improve care for people with brain tumors, neuro-oncologists at UCSF Medical Center are beginning to look beyond the patient to engage a patient’s family, friends and other caregivers. Caregivers often take on a large, central role in helping their loved ones through brain ...
Comedian Gives a Dose of Fun to Young Patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Comedian Gives a Dose of Fun to Young Patients at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

July 22, 2011

Nancy Gamble, who was treated at the UCSF Medical Center for Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia which is now in remission, has pledged $1 million to the adult Hematopoietic Malignancies program. Gamble greets Lloyd Damon, MD, professor of hematology/oncology, at UCSF on July 20 while her friend ...
UCSF Medical Center Named Top 10 Hospital for 11th Consecutive Year

UCSF Medical Center Named Top 10 Hospital for 11th Consecutive Year

July 19, 2011

UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation’s top 10 premier hospitals for the 11th consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the 2011-12 America’s Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report. UCSF was named the seventh best hospital ...
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Viewing Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness in a Unique Way

July 8, 2011

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), used with a novel pyruvate chemical compound that is specially labeled to be read by the MRI machine, is being applied for the first time in humans to study the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in patients and the success of prostate ...