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New Scoliosis Procedure Helps One-Time Olympic Hopeful Compete Again

September 30, 2021

…and director of Spinal Oncology and Deformity Surgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at UC San Diego, with Michele Pease-Downey. In 1980, Michele Pease-Downey’s dream was to qualify for the U.S. Olympic swimming team. At 60, her dream was to continue walking. The lifelong swimmer needed a cane and,…

New Biomarker Identifies Colon Cancer Patients Who May Benefit from Chemotherapy

January 20, 2016

Using a new computer science approach, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Columbia University and Stanford University discovered a distinctive molecular feature — a biomarker — that identified colon cancer patients who were most likely to remain disease-free up to five years after surgery. The biomarker,…

Finding Keys to Glioblastoma Therapeutic Resistance

August 25, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found one of the keys to why certain glioblastomas – the primary form of a deadly brain cancer – are resistant to drug therapy. The answer lies not in the DNA sequence of the tumor, but in its…

“Top Docs” Continue to Raise the Bar at UC San Diego Health

September 29, 2015

The votes are in and more than 100 physicians from UC San Diego Health were named “Top Docs” in the annual San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” annual survey. These physicians represent 41 diverse specialties, from family medicine, surgery and oncology to obstetrics, cardiology and emergency medicine.

Study Uses Precision Medicine to Speed Drug Testing for Pancreatic Cancer

April 15, 2021

Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health is among the few clinical trial sites in the U.S. for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) newly created Precision Promise, the first large-scale precision medicine trial designed to transform outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer.

Bariatric Surgery Decreases Risk of Uterine Cancer

March 24, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese women reduces the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer by 71 percent and as much as 81 percent if normal weight is maintained…

UC San Diego Health Physicians Top the List in San Diego County

October 11, 2021

More than 100 UC San Diego Health physicians in 48 specialties have been named “Top Docs” in the 2021 San Diego Magazine “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey.

Future Center at UC San Diego Health to be Named in Honor of Barbara Parker, MD

September 21, 2022

In 2025, the UC San Diego Health – Hillcrest Medical Campus will be home to a new center named in honor of beloved physician and breast cancer expert, Barbara Parker, MD, thanks to a $10 million gift from Price Philanthropies and the Price family.

Patient First in Region to Receive New Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer

October 5, 2022

UC San Diego Health is the first hospital system in the region to offer a novel treatment option for patients with prostate cancer that has spread throughout the body and has not responded to other therapeutics.

Poison Drummer Rikki Rockett Cancer-Free Following Immunotherapy at UC San Diego Health

July 18, 2016

Rikki Rockett, drummer for the band Poison, got the best news of his life last week: his cancer is gone. Rockett was diagnosed with oral cancer more than a year ago. Several months ago, he came to Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, where he underwent experimental cancer…

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