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Medical Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Push to Reduce Their Use

Medical Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Push to Reduce Their Use

September 3, 2019

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 ...
Chemical Exposure Web Tool Defines Risks Faced by Millions of California Women

Chemical Exposure Web Tool Defines Risks Faced by Millions of California Women

August 22, 2019

A new web tool spells out for the first time the exposures that more than 6.5 million working women in California face that could increase their risk for breast cancer, including industrial solvents, antimicrobials and phthalates. The tool, which was developed by researchers at UC ...
How E-Cigarette Use is Exposing Youth - and the Environment - to Toxic Chemicals

How E-Cigarette Use is Exposing Youth - and the Environment - to Toxic Chemicals

August 21, 2019

The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, by American youth has surged so dramatically in recent years that the U.S. Surgeon General has declared it an “epidemic.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, e-cigarette use among middle school students increased by 48 percent (3.3 percent ...
Podcast: Will Precision Medicine work for me? Advances and Challenges in Cancer Research

Podcast: Will Precision Medicine work for me? Advances and Challenges in Cancer Research

August 15, 2019

Precision medicine is an emerging approach in cancer treatment and prevention. Its central principle revolves around the ability to identify personal gene characteristics and match them to specific treatment options. The advances and challenges of precision medicine in cancer care were discussed with Dr. Luke ...
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

August 14, 2019

Nina Shah, MD, may not be able to move mountains by herself, but she's willing to hike over them or around them—and across glaciers too—if it means advancing treatment for multiple myeloma. Earlier this month, Shah joined other myeloma patients, caregivers, and clinical providers on ...
UCSF Medical Center Ranks Among Top US Hospitals for 2019-2020

UCSF Medical Center Ranks Among Top US Hospitals for 2019-2020

July 30, 2019

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. In this ...