Peter Callen, MD came West from Chicago to UC San Francisco in 1969 as a first-year medical student. Now a professor emeritus, he can look back on a five-decade career that includes authorship of the most trusted ultrasound textbook of all time, Callen’s Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Michael Evans was recently awarded a research grant that aims to develop new drugs to more effectively treat or eliminate tuberous sclerosis complex, or TSC. The research team has developed an innovative strategy that will allow them to screen for antibody fragments specific for cells lacking TSC1 or TSC2.

Whether you know your BRCA status or need to learn more, taking the time to listen to this informative panel discussion by global experts on BRCA mutations and breast cancer will help you understand genetic risks and how they affect health outcomes.

A second minimally invasive procedure used at UCSF to treat symptomatic uterine fibroids is called uterine artery embolization (UAE, sometimes known as uterine fibroid embolization or UFE.) This procedure works by blocking the blood supply to fibroids, which causes the fibroid tumors to shrink and die. Like HIFU, UAE is an alternative to open surgery or laparoscopic surgery for fibroids. UAE is performed while the patient is conscious, but sedated and feeling no pain, and does not require general anesthesia.

Researchers have discovered a new link between frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and immune dysfunction. Their study, Immune-related genetic enrichment in frontotemporal dementia: An analysis of genome-wide association studies, was published in the January 2018 edition of PLOS Medicine and represents the single largest FTD genetics study to date.

An invitation to serve athletes’ imaging needs at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics was a highpoint of the lengthy and celebrated career of Lynne Steinbach, MD. “To nurture a lifelong interest in sports imaging and then to be in the presence of the greatest athletes of our time was a dream come true,” shared Dr. Steinbach about the experience.