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2022
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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October
28,
2020
| 05:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Natalie Coehlo wasn’t concerned at first about the sudden rash on her left breast last December. Six months later, though, when the rash had morphed into sores, she visited her primary care physician in Tulare, California.“My doctor said I had either...
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October
08,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cris Tortolano calls Felice Densa her “angel” and their unexpected tennis matchup one June day last year “kismet.” While tennis brought the two together that day, what followed afterward bound them in friendship as few other life events can.Prior to ...
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September
25,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
It started on the tennis court, in 2016. A lunge for the ball, an awkward fall, and then sore ribs with subsequent backhands. At least that’s what Martin Snyder thought was the cause of his pain.He was wrong. An X-ray and further imaging over the ens...
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September
21,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As frightening as COVID-19 is to many adults and children, the prospect of catching the virus is especially harrowing for cancer patients. That’s because certain cancer treatments suppress the immune system, making patients vulnerable to opportunisti...
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August
31,
2020
| 19:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
Colorectal cancer typically is thought of as a disease that affects only older people. That no longer is the case.While those 65 and older still make up most cases, colorectal cancer increasingly afflicts people under age 50, who are expected to acco...
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August
30,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Editors' Note: Click here to download photos of the new Cedars-Sinai Cancer team members.Cedars-Sinai Cancer is continuing to expand its robust clinical and investigative research staff with the addition of several new faculty scientists who bring a ...
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August
20,
2020
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Robotic surgery for patients with early stage, oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer is associated with improved health outcomes, including better long-term survival, according to a Cedars-Sinai study published Thursday in JAMA Oncology. Oropharyngeal c...
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July
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study sheds light on proteins in particles called extracellular vesicles, which are released by tumor cells into the bloodstream and promote the spread of cancer. The findings suggest how a blood test involving these vesicles might be used to d...
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June
29,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The team tasked with designing the new Samuel Oschin Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai had one overarching goal: creating a safe, soothing patient environment. Today, as the doors to the center swing open for the first time, patients will see that goal r...
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May
11,
2020
| 07:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Consult your physician if you experiernce any of these symptoms: Unexplained weight loss, sores that don't heal, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, pain or burning while urinating, a breast lump or a bloody stool.   ...
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April
08,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cancer patients and survivors had a lot to deal with before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now, the stress of coping with a chronic condition and the threat of catching the infectious respiratory illness is creating additional anxiety for patients hand...
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