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How Brain Tumors Turn Immune Cells into Cancer-Growing Hostages

April 19, 2021

Researchers discover that brain cancer tumors reprogram immune cells to help them grow, rather than suppress them.

California’s First MRI-Guided Laser Treatment for Brain Cancer

February 24, 2014

Using a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided laser technology, neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System have successfully treated a malignant tumor deep inside a patient’s brain. This is the first time that this FDA-approved laser-based treatment has been performed in California.

New Combination Treatment Strategy to “Checkmate” Glioblastoma

May 8, 2015

Therapies that specifically target mutations in a person’s cancer have been much-heralded in recent years, yet cancer cells often find a way around them. To address this, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center identified a promising combinatorial approach to treating glioblastomas, the…

MRI-Guided Biopsy for Brain Cancer Improves Diagnosis, California First

April 30, 2014

Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Heath System have, for the first time, combined real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology with novel non-invasive cellular mapping techniques to develop a new biopsy approach that increases the accuracy of diagnosis for patients with brain cancer.

Facial Nerve Surgeons Give Firefighter His Smile Back

March 28, 2023

A specialized team at UC San Diego Health performs facial reanimation surgery to treat facial paralysis.

Artificial Blood Vessel Lets Researchers Better Assess Clot Removal Devices

April 17, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created an in vitro, live-cell artificial vessel that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in the brain. The artificial vessel could have significant implications for future…

New Surgical Technique May Reverse Paralysis, Restore Use of Hand

June 15, 2012

Justin M. Brown, MD, reconstructive neurosurgeon at UC San Diego Health System, is one of only a few specialists in the world who have pioneered a novel technique to restore hand function in patients with spinal cord injury. In a delicate four-hour procedure, Brown splices together tiny nerve endings, only…

UC San Diego Surgeon Heading to 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

January 28, 2016

…including orthopedics and sports medicine, primary care, cardiovascular care, neurosurgery, cancer care and physical therapy.

UC San Diego Health Ranked Nationally by U.S. News & World Report

August 8, 2017

UC San Diego Health and its medical and surgical specialties have been recognized as among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2017-18. The annual “Best Hospitals” rankings distinguish hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging health conditions.

UC San Diego Health Top Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

July 30, 2019

UC San Diego Health has been recognized among the nation’s best hospitals for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual “Best Hospitals” rankings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions.

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