Britt-Marie Ljung, MD

Britt-Marie Ljung, MD

Professor Emerita
Specialty Areas
Fine Needle Aspiration

Pathology, Box 4034
1825 4th Street, Room L2181C
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States

Hospital Affiliations
UCSF Mount Zion
Other UCSF Organizational Association(s)

UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research and Clinical Interests

As director of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Research Tissue Bank, I oversee collection, processing, storing and distribution of surplus tissue obtained surgically for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. I spearheaded a universal patient consent form for banking in collaboration with our IRB and the NCI. This form has been adopted or used as a guide by institutions nationally, including UCLA.

I serve as Chair of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Tissue Shared Resource Oversight Committee that oversees all tissue banks associated with the Cancer Center and ensures regulatory compliance. I serve on two NIC sponsored tissue bank related committees.

I have an interest in breast and thyroid disease and have ongoing studies of recurrence of DCIS, correlation between FNAB cytology and histology in breast and thyroid disease as well as molecular events in early breast neoplasia.

Selected Publications
  • Kerlikowske K, Molinaro AM, Gauthier ML, Berman HK, Waldman F, Bennington J, Sanchez H, Jimenez C, Stewart K, Chew K, Ljung BM, Tlsty, TD. Biomarker expression associated with increased risk of subsequent tumors after initial diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2010 May 5;102(9):627-37. Epub 2010 Apr 28.
  • Moses W, Weng J, Sansano I, Peng M, Khanafshar E, Ljung BM, Duh QY, Clark OH, Kebebew E. Molecular testing for somatic mutations improves the accuracy of thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy. World J. Surg. 2010 Nov 34(11);2589-94.
  • Mathur A, Weng J, Moses W, Steinberg SM, Rahabari R, Kitano M, Khanafshar E, Ljung BM, Duh QY, Clark OH, Kebebew E. A prospective study evaluating the accuracy of using combined clinical factors and candidate diagnostic markers to refine the accuracy of thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. Surgery. 2010 Dec;148(6):1170-6; discussion 1176-7.
  • Carlson RW, Allred DC, Anderson BO, Burstein HJ, Carter WB, Edge SB, Erban JK, Farrar WB, Forero A, Giordano SH, Goldstein LJ, Gradishar WJ, Hayes DF, Hudis CA, Ljung BM, Mankoff DA, Marcom PK, Mayer IA, McCormick B, Pierce LJ, Reed EC, Sachdev J, Smith ML, Somlo G, Ward JH, Wolff AC, Zellars R. Invasive breast cancer. J Natl
  • Britt-Marie Ljung, MD* and Martha Bishop Pitman, MD. Establishing Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration in an Academic Setting (Pathology Case Reviews 2013;18: 48Y52)
  • 1994 Award for "Outstanding Lecture," UCSF School of Medicine Class of 1996
  • 2000 Award for Best Abstract Presentation by Senior Faculty Member, UCSF Clinical Research Program, 2000
  • 2001 Nominee "Outstanding Lecture", "Outstanding Lecture Series," UCSF School of Medicine Class of 2003
  • 2010 Yolanda Oertel Interventional Cytopathologist of the Year, Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology
  • 2010 CAP Excellence in Education Award
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