Language Centers Revealed, Brain Surgery Refined with New Mapping

January 2, 2008

Neurosurgeons from the University of California, San Francisco are reporting significant results of a new brain mapping technique that allows for the safe removal of tumors near language pathways in the brain. The technique minimizes brain exposure and reduces the amount of time a patient ...

School of Dentistry Names Deborah Greenspan Orofacial Sciences Chair

December 28, 2007

Deborah Greenspan, BDS, DSc, UCSF School of Dentistry professor of clinical oral medicine, interim chair of the Department of Orofacial Sciences and clinical director of the UCSF Oral AIDS Center, has been appointed chair of Orofacial Sciences. "She is an international leader in oral science ...

Caring for Pediatric Cancer Survivors Throughout Life

December 21, 2007

Thanks to great strides in pediatric oncology research, the rate of survivorship for children with cancer is rising. Fifty years ago, children with cancer rarely survived. Today, with various combinations of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, nearly 70 percent of children diagnosed with cancer are now ...

Leukemia Survival and Pharmacogenetics

December 7, 2007

There's a new way to personalize drug therapy. It's pharmacogenetics -- using information on genetic differences to tailor treatment. Deanna Kroetz, PhD, of UCSF's School of Pharmacy is exploring pharmacogenetics in the most common and deadly form of adult leukemia. The cancer is called acute ...

UCSF Medical Center Using Newest High-Tech Tool for Brain Disorders

December 3, 2007

The most advanced noninvasive, radiosurgery tool for treating a variety of brain disorders -- including tumors -- is now being used by specialists at UCSF Medical Center. The new machine expands UCSF's ability to provide state-of-the-art, specialized care to patients. Called the Leksell Gamma Knife ...

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Name Becomes Official

November 19, 2007

Top leaders from the campus and UCSF Medical Center gathered at Mount Zion today to commemorate the official naming of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Chancellor J. Michael Bishop, MD, began by noting that the occasion was a celebration to debut a ...