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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 ...
Worrisome Increase in Some Medical Scans During Pregnancy

Worrisome Increase in Some Medical Scans During Pregnancy

July 24, 2019

Use of medical imaging during pregnancy increased significantly in the United States, a new study has found, with nearly a four-fold rise over the last two decades in the number of women undergoing computed tomography CT scans, which expose mothers and fetuses to radiation. Pregnant ...
The Skin Care Myth That Harms People of Color

The Skin Care Myth That Harms People of Color

July 17, 2019

Summer's here and that means it is time to bust one of the biggest sun protection myths out there: that people with darker skin don't need sunscreen.

The Real Chernobyl: Q&A With a Radiation Exposure Expert

The Real Chernobyl: Q&A With a Radiation Exposure Expert

July 16, 2019

UC San Francisco’s Lydia Zablotska, MD, PhD, grew up in Ukraine, trained as physician in Belarus, and has studied the long-term health impacts of radiation exposure on the Chernobyl cleanup workers, local children and others in the region. Her research helped uncover the connection between radiation exposure, thyroid conditions and leukemia, and remains relevant to global health today.

Scientists Discover Autoimmune Disease Associated with Testicular Cancer

Scientists Discover Autoimmune Disease Associated with Testicular Cancer

July 5, 2019

Using advanced technology, scientists at Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, Mayo Clinic and UC San Francisco, have discovered an autoimmune disease that appears to affect men with testicular cancer. Called “testicular cancer-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis,” the disease causes severe neurological symptoms in men. They progressively lose control ...