Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Cancer)

2019
September
12,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Eager to learn about her family tree, Dorothy Pomerantz sent a saliva sample to an online testing company last summer. To her "utter shock," the results revealed that she has a gene mutation called BRCA1, which greatly increases her risk for breast a...
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June
14,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
To survive in his struggle against an aggressive form of prostate cancer, Bin McLaurin didn't only have to overcome the disease attacking his body. He said he also had to toss out his long-held image of masculinity. For years, even after he came t...
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May
29,
2019
| 07:23 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Washington Post recently interviewed Bobbie Rimel, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at Cedars-Sinai Cancer, about ovarian cancer and what women need to know about the often fatal disease.  The article by Sarah Elizabeth Richards points out that ov...
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May
14,
2019
| 01:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients undergoing cancer treatments are no strangers to feelings of depression and low self-esteem as they cope with hair loss, fatigue and other symptoms. So when a fleet of Beauty Bus volunteers recently arrived at Cedars-Sinai The Angeles Clinic...
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May
03,
2019
| 02:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer and the Department of Surgery recently offered free head and neck cancer screenings “Head and neck cancers can affect almost anyone, not just those who smoke or drink heavily,” said Allen S. Ho, MD, director of the Head and Nec...
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May
01,
2019
| 06:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
A team of researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer, Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have newly identified 34 genes that are associated with an increased risk for developing the earliest stages of ovarian cancer. The fin...
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April
25,
2019
| 06:57 PM America/Los_Angeles
NBC News Channel recently interviewed Arash Asher, MD, director of Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship at Cedars-Sinai Cancer, about a new acting class that steers far away from Hollywood drama. Instead, it’s a course aimed at helping cancer survi...
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April
07,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, director of Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Phase ONE Foundation Distinguished Chair in Oncology, was introduced as a new member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP) at the group's annual meeting in Chicago on April 6. ...
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March
26,
2019
| 02:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jeong Yup Lee, senior pastor of the L.A. Onnuri Church in the heart of Koreatown, knows all too well the roadblocks to good health his congregation faces: a cultural reluctance to talk about illness, a lack of information about health risks and scree...
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March
13,
2019
| 06:44 PM America/Los_Angeles
U.S. News and World Report recently interviewed Mark Faries, MD, co-director of the melanoma program and head of surgical oncology at The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, an affiliate of Cedars-Sinai, about recent treatment advances, including ...
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March
08,
2019
| 04:03 PM America/Los_Angeles
HealthCentral recently interviewed Samuel Klempner, MD, a gastrointestinal oncologist at The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, a Cedars-Sinai affiliate, and assistant professor of medicine at Cedars-Sinai, about colon cancer treatment options. ...
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March
01,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Cancer Letter, an independent weekly newsletter providing information on development of cancer therapies and cancer research funding, recently interviewed André Rogatko, PhD, director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research Center at Ced...
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February
20,
2019
| 08:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study has identified a drug that potentially could make a common type of immunotherapy for cancer even more effective. The study in laboratory mice found that the drug dasatinib, which is FDA-approved to treat certain types of leukemia, greatly...
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January
30,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A major new study now underway aims to better incorporate patient feedback into clinical trials that help determine which new cancer treatments will be approved for use. The project, supported by a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National C...
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2018
December
26,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer drove major advances in cancer research in 2018. Among these was a study about a pancreatic cancer drug, Metavert, developed by Cedars-Sinai investigators to prevent the most common type of pancreatic cancer from growing and sp...
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December
22,
2018
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dina Lukacs Adamcik was only 30 when she died from melanoma. While on hospice, she asked her parents, husband and closest girlfriends to continue her legacy by supporting other patients fighting melanoma by providing bags filled with practical, comfo...
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December
18,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
‘Tis the season of holiday cheer, when homes are festooned with lights, dining tables are piled high with favorite dishes and gifts change hands at a breathless pace. Yet, families and caregivers of people with cancer may view the holidays as a pa...
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December
10,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dale White was diagnosed with prostate cancer six years ago. His doctor told him that surviving prostate cancer depended on one treatment option: surgery. ''I was shocked. I thought that was too radical,'' said White, 69. ''So I searched for other...
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November
26,
2018
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study has identified a novel molecular driver of lethal prostate cancer, along with a molecule that could be used to attack it. The findings were made in laboratory mice. If confirmed in humans, they could lead to more effective ways to control...
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October
24,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As women scramble to keep up with work, family and the scores of chores they tackle, it’s easy for breast care to fall by the wayside. So, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cedars-Sinai breast surgical oncologist Nimmi Kapoor, MD, b...
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October
12,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Ronald Paquette, MD, Clinical Director of the Cedars-Sinai Blood & Marrow Transplant Program, and the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute recently was accepted as members of the Myeloproliferative Neoplasm Research Consortium. The group, ...
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October
09,
2018
| 09:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
Your quest for the perfect pumps could help the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute fight breast cancer, as the institute will again be one of the beneficiaries helped by the 25th annual QVC Presents FFANY Shoes on Sale fundrais...
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September
25,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A newly developed drug can prevent the most common type of pancreatic cancer from growing and spreading in laboratory mice, according to a study led by Cedars-Sinai. The study, published recently in the journal Gastroenterology, also demonstrated ...
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September
21,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
No matter where the Los Angeles Dodgers end up in the rankings at the end of this baseball season, the team is always No. 1 with the patients and staff at Cedars-Sinai, the official medical center of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 2018 regular seaso...
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September
04,
2018
| 10:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Scientists at Cedars-Sinai have discovered how prostate cancer can sometimes withstand and outwit a standard hormone therapy, causing the cancer to spread. Their findings also point to a simple blood test that may help doctors predict when this type ...
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July
24,
2018
| 09:08 PM America/Los_Angeles
Fitness trackers can be valuable tools for assessing the quality of life and daily functioning of cancer patients during treatment, a new study has found. The trackers, also known as wearable activity monitors, include commercial devices worn on the ...
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July
19,
2018
| 10:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center today announced a partnership to help support the improvement of healthcare quality in the treatment of multiple therapeutic areas that could include oncology, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, ...
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July
13,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Torrance Memorial Medical Center, a Cedars-Sinai affiliate, recently broke ground on the new Hunt Cancer Center. The center, a collaboration with Cedars-Sinai, will provide its patients with access to subspecialists who treat more than 60 types of...
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July
02,
2018
| 10:23 PM America/Los_Angeles
The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer recently presented an Outstanding Achievement Award to the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai. The institute is one of only 32 accredited cancer programs in the U.S.—...
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June
18,
2018
| 07:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Blood Donor Services is awarding a lifetime achievement award to longtime blood and platelet donor Haskell Anderson III. "I’m honored to be able to do this for people in need," says Anderson, who has donated platelets 200 times in the la...
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