Britt-Marie Ljung, MD

Title(s)Professor, Pathology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1825 4th Street, #L2181I
San Francisco CA 94107
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-9751-1848 Additional info
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    UCLA Medical Center, Los AngelesResidency1983Pathology
    Karolinska Hospital, StockholmFellowship1980Cytology
    Karolinska Institute, StockholmMD1975

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    Dr. Britt-Marie Ljung is a pathologist, a specialist in analyzing samples to diagnose disease. She one of several UCSF doctors who perform fine needle aspirations, a simple procedure in which a needle is inserted through the skin to draw material from a lump. (By examining the sample microscopically, pathologists can assess whether the lump is cancerous.) Ljung is dedicated to finding the causes of cancer and providing each patient with a timely diagnosis.

    Ljung earned her medical degree at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. She completed part of her medical training in Sweden in oncology, the study of cancer, and in cytology, the study of cells to make diagnoses. She continued her training at the University of California, Los Angeles, completing a residency in pathology. She joined UCSF in 1983.

    Ljung has written more than 100 articles for scientific journals on the complex nature of breast cancer and other cancers.

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    Clinical research on Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies, impact on patient care and factors that drive cost effectiveness and accuracy of diagnosis including molecular testing and quality of sampling and interpretation.

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    1. Evaluating Estrogen Receptor Immunohistochemistry on Cell Blocks From Breast Cancer Patients in a Low-Resource Setting. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2021 07 01; 145(7):834-841. Kimambo AH, Vuhahula EA, Mwakigonja AR, Ljung BM, Zhang L, Van Loon K, Ng DL. PMID: 33053150; PMCID: PMC9124437.
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    2. A Large Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Cohort with Long-Term Population-Based Follow-Up. Thyroid. 2021 07; 31(7):1086-1095. Ng DL, van Zante A, Griffin A, Hills NK, Ljung BM. PMID: 33371796; PMCID: PMC9469749.
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    3. Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Liver Lesions Yields Higher Tumor Fraction for Molecular Studies: A Direct Comparison With Concurrent Core Needle Biopsy. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 09 01; 17(9):1075-1081. Goldhoff PE, Vohra P, Kolli KP, Ljung BM. PMID: 31487685.
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    4. Teaching and learning FNA biopsy: An update for the modern audience. Cancer Cytopathol. 2019 10; 127(10):615-617. Yang SR, Ljung BM. PMID: 31433563.
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    5. The International Academy of Cytology Yokohama System for Reporting Breast Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy Cytopathology. Acta Cytol. 2019; 63(4):257-273. Field AS, Raymond WA, Rickard M, Arnold L, Brachtel EF, Chaiwun B, Chen L, Di Bonito L, Kurtycz DFI, Lee AHS, Lim E, Ljung BM, Michelow P, Osamura RY, Pinamonti M, Sauer T, Segara D, Tse G, Vielh P, Chong PY, Schmitt F. PMID: 31112942.
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