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2020
July
09,
2020
| 03:00 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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
| 04:30 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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....
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February
21,
2020
| 02:15 PM 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 ca...
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February
11,
2020
| 03:30 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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
| 05:00 PM 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 loca...
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January
14,
2020
| 03:00 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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...
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December
25,
2019
| 03:12 PM 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
| 06:39 PM 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 w...
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December
09,
2019
| 03:00 PM 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, t...
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December
04,
2019
| 03:15 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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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October
08,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
If it's October, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when pink ribbons sprout up on everything from suit lapels to yogurt containers, reminding women to turn their attention to breast health—especially mammograms. As 3D mammography, also called di...
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October
03,
2019
| 03:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
It's routine to toss out medication vial caps when they pile up at a hospital nursing station. But a group of oncology nurses at Cedars-Sinai embraced a more creative idea: They turned their caps of many colors into a work of art. And it wasn't ju...
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September
25,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A scientific team led by Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $10 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to investigate the risk factors and behaviors that contribute to pancreatic diseases and develop potential treatments and lifestyle recommendations...
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September
24,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Jeanne Anderson was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago, the Beverly Hills resident underwent a course of chemotherapy to shrink the tumors in preparation for surgery. But thanks to a minimally invasive procedure that kills cancer cells...
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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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