UCSF Improves Care Options for Metastatic Gastrointestinal Cancer

UCSF Health’s surgical oncology team is a Bay Area leader in an innovative chemotherapy infusion pump used to treat patients with widely metastatic colorectal and bile duct cancers that have spread to the liver and are no longer considered operable. UCSF’s Division of Surgical Oncology is currently

CAB Co-Leaders Roxanna Bautista and Lisa Tealer: The Deep Work of Community Engagement

New Theranostic Approach Targets Prostate Cancer

Today, patients with prostate cancer can be effectively treated with surgery, radiation, or androgen deprivation therapy. However, a significant fraction of patients progress to metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), which is resistant to these treatments. Dr. Anil Bidkar, Dr

California’s Anti-Smoking Push Spurs Big Savings on Health Costs

In the late 1980s, when smoking was still allowed on some airline flights, California boosted its tax on cigarettes from 10 to 35 cents a pack, devoting 5 cents to programs to prevent smoking. The newly created California Tobacco Control Program funded anti-tobacco media campaigns and community

Celebrating the Accomplishments of Women at UCSF Radiology

It's always a good time of year to recognize and celebrate the many women who contribute their talent and expertise to the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. On International Women's Day, we invite you to peruse the bios and recent projects of a selection of our faculty

New App Calculates Women’s Risk for Advanced Breast Cancer

Globally, breast cancer is the leading cancer among women. Yet, determining who will develop breast cancer is still a major challenge for the medical community. A new tool, developed by UC San Francisco’s Karla Kerlikowske, MD, and colleagues at other institutions, now helps to calculate risk for

Paid Sick Leave Means More People Get Screened for Cancer

An estimated 300,000 additional employees received colorectal cancer screening in a two-year period, following mandated paid sick leave in 57 metropolitan areas across the U.S. And about 250,000 additional workers underwent breast cancer screenings in a two-year period after the mandate, according