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

Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (cancer)

2022
September
19,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Jeannea Jordan, who turns 80 in October, is a local sailing pioneer who began racing and cruising her 30-foot sailboat 25 years ago when few women were part of the sport. When a tumor on her spine ran her aground last year and her oncologist at anoth...
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September
15,
2022
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
A novel clinical trial from Cedars-Sinai Cancer shows that active surveillance is an effective treatment for many low-risk thyroid cancer patients. The study, published in JAMA Oncology, also showed for the first time that patients who opted for acti...
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September
12,
2022
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Three-quarters of people prefer to do a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) rather than a colonoscopy for their regular colorectal cancer screening, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study.Unlike colonoscopies, FIT doesn’t require lengthy preparation, diet...
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September
05,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
People in Los Angeles County experience differences in cancer risk and survival depending on a variety of factors such as race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, geographic location and socioeconomic status, according to a new study by investigat...
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August
30,
2022
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators have created a blood test that uses a technology made commonly available during the COVID-19 pandemic to detect the most common form of liver cancer—at an early enough stage that cure is possible. Their work was publ...
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August
03,
2022
| 09:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators from Cedars-Sinai Cancer have identified genetic signatures that could predict whether tumors in patients with bladder and other cancers will respond to immunotherapy. Their results, published today in the peer-reviewed Journal of the N...
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July
07,
2022
| 07:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
A new study led by Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators shows for the first time that gene expression differs by race in patients with high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.This discovery, published in the peer-reviewed journal Urologic Oncology,...
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June
21,
2022
| 08:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Investigators from Cedars-Sinai Cancer have discovered that cancerous tumors called soft-tissue sarcomas produce a protein that switches immune cells from tumor-attacking to tumor-promoting. The study, published today in the peer-reviewed journal Cel...
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June
20,
2022
| 07:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
Experts from Cedars-Sinai Cancer have analyzed patient samples, along with studies conducted in animal models, to identify a novel immune checkpoint pathway to treat hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer. This big data analys...
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June
07,
2022
| 06:07 AM America/Los_Angeles
Racial and ethnic minorities diagnosed with advanced liver cancer have a lower chance of receiving immunotherapy, the most effective treatment for patients with the disease, according to a new study led by Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators.The study,...
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June
06,
2022
| 06:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
Recently, Michael Wulfe, who is 61 and lives in West Hollywood, was on the phone with his sister, Stephanie Wulfe, in Dallas. They talk at least once a day, but that day, something wasn’t right. “I was talking, and then I didn’t have the words,” Wulf...
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June
03,
2022
| 11:15 AM America/Los_Angeles
Results of a Phase II clinical trial led by Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators indicate that an immunotherapy drug combination could extend the lives of those diagnosed with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, one of the most common forms of lung can...
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June
02,
2022
| 06:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
Patients newly diagnosed with cancer typically focus on one question, eclipsing all others: “What is my prognosis?”Determining a cancer patient’s prognosis—the likely course and outcome of their disease—typically involves staging the lymph nodes, a p...
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May
26,
2022
| 14:40 PM America/Los_Angeles
Experts from Cedars-Sinai Cancer, ranked among the top 10 in the nation for cancer care, will present novel research and clinical advances throughout the 2022 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), taking place in person ...
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May
26,
2022
| 07:01 AM America/Los_Angeles
Practice-changing research from Cedars-Sinai Cancer shows that a combination of androgen deprivation therapy—a commonly used hormone injection—plus pelvic lymph node radiation, kept nearly 90% of clinical trial patients’ prostate cancer at bay for fi...
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May
25,
2022
| 07:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
The 2022 Annual Report from Cedars-Sinai Cancer, which is available now, shines a spotlight on ways this expert team, ranked among the top 10 in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report, has treated more than 60 types of cancer while ho...
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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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