Articles tagged with 'Cancer' | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Cancer)

2022
May
19,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A first-of-its-kind LGBTQ+ cancer symposium is part of Cedars-Sinai's effort to equalize healthcare access and treatment for all—including patients who identify as LGBTQ+. Studies have shown that the way LGBTQ+ patients are screened, diagnosed and tr...
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May
18,
2022
| 07:45 AM America/Los_Angeles
Pioneering breast cancer surgeon, clinician and researcher Armando E. Giuliano, MD—who helped introduce sentinel lymph node biopsy in the early 1990s, sparing many women the need for major breast cancer surgery—has been named regional medical directo...
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April
26,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
An artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by Cedars-Sinai investigators accurately predicted who would develop pancreatic cancer based on what their CT scan images looked like years prior to being diagnosed with the disease. The findings, which ...
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April
20,
2022
| 12:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Breast surgical oncologist Lauren DeStefano, MD, recently joined the growing roster of cancer specialists at Cedars-Sinai Cancer in Tarzana. Cedars-Sinai Cancer is ranked among the country’s best by U.S. News & World Report.DeStefano comes to Cedars-...
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March
31,
2022
| 07:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer experts will present their latest advances in treatments and research at the American Association for Clinical Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2022 in New Orleans, April 8-13. They will share their innovations to improve the qualit...
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March
28,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Adding an anti-inflammatory medication to immunotherapy and standard chemotherapy drugs may provide long-term suppression of aggressive bladder tumor growth, according to a proof-of-concept study led by Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators. The findings...
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March
03,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
There are no ifs, ands or “butts” about it: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a timely reminder to get screened for one of the deadliest—and most preventable—cancers.Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death for men an...
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February
25,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Targeting a specific protein that is often overexpressed in prostate cancer can help prevent or delay the disease from spreading to other parts of the body, according to a study led by Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators.The research, published in the ...
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February
22,
2022
| 09:29 AM America/Los_Angeles
Prominent gynecologic oncologist and surgeon B.J. Rimel, MD, recently was named medical director of the Cedars-Sinai Cancer Clinical Trials Office. She will serve as a medical liaison between clinical trial principal investigators and Cedars-Sinai Ca...
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February
11,
2022
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Maxine Aubry, a paragon of health for most of her 81 years, was shocked by the back-to-back cancer diagnoses she received last summer.“I was devastated,” said Aubry, who lives in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. “I had no real warning s...
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January
25,
2022
| 11:36 AM America/Los_Angeles
Two recent discoveries by stem cell scientists at Cedars-Sinai may help make cancer treatment more efficient and shorten the time it takes for people to recover from radiation and chemotherapy.In the first study, published in the journal Blood, inves...
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January
17,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Cedars-Sinai Cancer Blood & Marrow Transplant Program’s one-year patient survival rate exceeded expectations compared to transplant centers in the U.S. whose similar patients underwent allogeneic transplants, according to a national report that t...
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2021
December
28,
2021
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Stem cell scientists have revealed the origins of a common ovarian cancer by modeling fallopian tube tissues, allowing them to characterize how a genetic mutation puts women at high risk for this cancer. The created tissues, known as organoids, hold ...
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December
20,
2021
| 07:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As we approach the two-year mark of battling COVID-19, Cedars-Sinai 's Newsroom Team aims to brighten the holiday season with stories about our patients, our caregivers and their medical triumphs. Click here to read the collection. Happy Holidays to ...
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November
24,
2021
| 15:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
A research team co-led by Cedars-Sinai has created a method for using widely available data to identify proteins that could play key roles in tumor formation. Called master transcription factors (MTFs), these proteins vary with each cancer type and c...
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November
16,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Four months ago, Judy Kronenfeld, PhD, was about to learn whether a suspicious mass in her left lung was cancerous. She underwent two minimally invasive surgical procedures and had a cancer diagnosis, staging and surgery behind her in a matter of hou...
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October
25,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer researchers have found that the incidence of pancreatic cancer—which historically has been higher in men than in women—increased among both men and women during the last decade, with a significantly greater relative increase obser...
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October
04,
2021
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
For women of a certain age, monthly breast self-exams were—and are—as much a part of their health regimens as eating right and exercising often. Conflicting recommendations about the practice from healthcare providers over the years, however, have le...
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September
09,
2021
| 06:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Tempus, a leader in artificial intelligence and precision medicine, are harnessing the power of big data and AI to design personalized cancer treatment options by creating virtual replicas of patients’ DNA, RNA, protein and ot...
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September
01,
2021
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer researchers have created a new system for classifying melanoma when the disease has spread to the lymph nodes. This system may offer a better tool for predicting patients' outcomes and determining their treatment needs. The study ...
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August
24,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer researchers have discovered that intestinal microorganisms help regulate anti-tumor immune responses to radiation treatments, and that fungi and bacteria have opposing effects on those responses. The study, conducted in laboratory...
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August
18,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai investigators have identified a subtype of cancer cells that could help predict how bladder cancers respond to certain therapies. Their findings likely will guide physicians toward the most effective treatment for patients with that canc...
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June
28,
2021
| 06:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients with earlier-stage bladder cancer have a new surgical option to remove tumors. The procedure may improve staging accuracy, lower the risk of recurrence and reduce the rate of complications, according to a leading Cedars-Sinai urologic oncolo...
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May
14,
2021
| 05:45 AM America/Los_Angeles
Talk to anyone who knew Leland Chung, PhD, and you'll hear the same descriptions of the internationally renowned cancer scientist: warm, humble, gracious, brilliant, innovative.Chung, who served as director of the Urologic Oncology Research Program a...
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April
29,
2021
| 13:29 PM America/Los_Angeles
Two internationally prominent cancer experts from Cedars-Sinai and USC will train a new generation of investigators to propel scientific advances in cancer through a novel grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, director o...
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April
15,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Researchers have discovered a new way to transform the tissues surrounding prostate tumors to help the body's immune cells fight the cancer. The discovery, made in human and mouse cells and in laboratory mice, could lead to improvements in immunother...
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March
29,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Long-term, regular use of baby aspirin—at least 15 times per month—prior to a diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) may reduce the risk of death from the disease by limiting the spread of cancerous tumors pre-diagnosis, according to a study led by Ced...
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March
03,
2021
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Discussions about digestion and elimination can be embarrassing, so many people, young and old, tend to avoid them. But ignoring the topic and skipping colorectal cancer screening can lead to deadly results, experts say.March is designated National C...
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2020
December
21,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
On a recent morning, Wendy Lawson attended an exclusive live performance of “Le Cygne” (The Swan) by composer Camille Saint-Saëns, a piece of classical music known for its use in ballet. But Lawson's front-row seat was not in a concert hall. It was i...
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December
07,
2020
| 02:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new approach to cancer therapy shows potential to transform the commonly used chemotherapy drug gemcitabine into a drug that kills cancer cells in a specialized way, activating immune cells to fight the cancer, according to a study led by Cedars-Si...
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