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2021
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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March
02,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai experts in the Smidt Heart Institute are making heart health a priority for cancer survivors and patients through the Cardio-Oncology Program.The program is more relevant than ever because cancer patients are living longer than ever. The...
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February
21,
2020
| 05:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
KFI 640 AM recently covered the news that Cedars-Sinai was awarded a $9.1 million grant by the National Cancer Institute to study how fat may promote cancer’s spread to the liver.“There is evidence that having fat in the liver promotes primary cancer...
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February
11,
2020
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new type of drug has increased competition—and could potentially lower costs—among an expensive class of medications called biologics, which are derived from living organisms such as bacteria or animal cells. The new drugs, known as biosimilars,...
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February
06,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
A diagnosis of pancreatic or colon cancer often sparks dread about the disease's likely next destination: the liver. That's because liver metastasis is a leading cause of death in these patients. A Cedars-Sinai scientific team has been awarded a $...
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January
30,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai marked a milestone in its goal to bring high-quality care to neighborhoods across the Southern California region by hosting the opening of its flagship medical offices in the San Fernando Valley on Jan. 29.The 40,000-square-foot location...
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January
14,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Prominent lung cancer expert Karen L. Reckamp, MD, MS, has been selected to be director of the Division of Medical Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Cancer. Reckamp also will serve as medical oncology director of the Women’s Guild Lung Institute in Cedars-Sin...
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2019
December
30,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer drove major advances in cancer research in 2019 and garnered national recognition for excellence.The cancer center's ranking in the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals of 2019-20" cancer category jumped to 12 nationally, fr...
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December
25,
2019
| 06:12 AM America/Los_Angeles
It was a very special night for children and their families at the Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Hematology/Oncology party last week. The children, who are treated at Cedars-Sinai for cancer and blood disorders, were able to take a night off from their sick...
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December
23,
2019
| 09:39 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Los Angeles Rams' Chandler Brewer greeted patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment at the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center last week, offering hugs and his own inspiring story of cancer survivorship.The tall, burly 22-year-old offensive tackle with ...
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December
09,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Raymond Fuller was stunned when he received a kidney cancer diagnosis in March 2018."I felt like my world was coming down around me," said Fuller, 50. "I had no symptoms, no clue about anything. It was life-changing."Immune-based therapies, targeted ...
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December
04,
2019
| 06:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
To better serve the coastal communities, Cedars-Sinai has expanded its offices at 1919 Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica. Already home to an established gastroenterology practice, patients can now also find specialists in primary care, oncology, neu...
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December
02,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Daily Breeze recently wrote abpity Torrance Memorial Medical Center, a Cedars-Sinai affiliate, and its new 38,000-square-foot cancer center that will open for patients in December. The Donald and Priscilla Hunt Cancer Center, a collaboration w...
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October
10,
2019
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
New heels can help heal this October, with your quest for the perfect pumps supporting Cedars-Sinai in the fight against breast cancer. Cedars-Sinai Cancer will once again be a beneficiary of the annual QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale" fundraiser, ...
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