Preventive care must remain a priority
Mar 11, 2017
The current administration’s proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act is on the minds of a lot of women in Orange County. Politics aside, every day in my office patients ask me questions about what the future holds for women ...
Cancer Vaccine Unlikely… But Do We Need One?
Mar 8, 2017
The genetic diversity between individual tumors makes it difficult to develop a universal cancer vaccine, but there are a lot of alternative treatments. There’s a simple reason a universal cancer vaccine will probably never be developed. There ...
Limiting Tumors and Infections Instead of Killing Them
Feb 9, 2017
Drug resistance is a problem when treating infections and cancer. Sometimes the solution is to contain instead of destroy infectious organisms and cancer cells. When you have a serious infection or cancer, it’s natural to want it destroyed as ...
The Clear Thing About China’s Smog
Jan 13, 2017
The air pollution that plagues Beijing and other cities worldwide can have short-term and long-term health consequences. Beijing's air pollution makes for a well-rounded sensory experience: There's the sight of the brown haze rolling into the ...
How To Avoid Loo Breaks During A Race
Jan 11, 2017
Ease stomach troubles and make that portable loo trip a thing of the past. Sometimes, the only thing standing between you and a new PB is that pesky mid-race toilet break. And even if it’s not a full-on sprint to the bathroom, maybe the ...
Orange Hospital Sends Babies Home in Christmas Stockings
Dec 18, 2016
A Christmas-time baby is already the greatest gift a family can receive. The newborns at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange bring an extra sprinkling of holiday cheer by going home swaddled in the Christmas spirit. For more than 40 years, the hospital has ...
Inexpensive Diabetes Drug May Be New Weapon in War on Cancer
Dec 14, 2016
Sometimes a drug intended for one purpose turns out to have other uses. Metformin, a treatment for type 2 diabetes, may prove effective in treating cancer. Researchers are a step closer to figuring out how metformin may help prevent cancer. Metformin ...
Give More to Get More
Dec 3, 2016
Dr. Raymond Casciari discussed St. Joseph Hospital Foundation's fundraising initiatives with Daniel Choi from KCAA Radio's Financial Wake Up Show. Click here to listen to the interivew.
Novel Agent Anchors Triplet Regimen in Ovarian Cancer Trial
Dec 1, 2016
A multipronged attack on the tumor vasculature network is at the heart of a recently launched clinical trial aimed at developing new therapeutic options for women with advanced, recurrent, platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. The novel agent ...