Hope on the Horizon: Specialists Reveal New Approaches to Deadly Malignancies

Here’s an exciting look at recent improvements in our understanding and management of certain malignancies normally associated with a poor prognosis. UCSF specialists explain a resection-improving technique, strategies for delivering drugs into the brain, and other innovations for glioblastoma; an updated perspective on metastatic disease and expanded use of ablative radiotherapy for focal metastases; and advantages to both patients and health care institutions of a robotic approach to radical cystectomy, now offered at UCSF for more than 15 years.


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