Ovarian Cancer Culprits

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai look to pinpoint genes tied to increased ovarian cancer risk. They hope the findings will help identify ways to prevent ovarian cancer from progressing to late, lethal stages.

Tumors & Plants: What They Have in Common

Cancer cells can reshape their surrounding environments—just like invasive plants.

An Epidemic Ignites

The usually harmless human papillomavirus (HPV) is triggering a surge of throat cancer among Baby Boomers. Two Cedars-Sinai investigators are working to ease the burden of treatment on the population most at risk: older men.

Kidney School

For children facing kidney failure, a transplant can provide 20 years of function before another donor organ must be found—or until medical advances can provide a lifelong solution.

Family Ties

When Sonja Rosen, MD, was a student at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, she served as a teen volunteer at Cedars-Sinai. Now it’s her daughter’s turn. Fourteen-year-old Clarissa joined the Teen Volunteers Program last fall. A recent ...

Everybody Hurts

The medical field has a long history of dismissing women's pain, despite actual differences between how the sexes interpret it. The roots of these sex differences likely lie in the complexities of hormonal functions, gene expression and ...

Hearts and Minds

Two Cedars-Sinai leaders discuss how to make healthcare more equitable for all.

The Age Gap

It's a paradox that science is only now seeking to understand: Women live longer and appear to age better than men—but when they do develop disease, they suffer worse outcomes.

Menopause Matters

Menopause is about more than the reproductive system and symptoms can be different in every woman impacting every area of her body. Which means it's not terribly surprising that if doctors are confused about menopause, patients are going...