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Acupressure Helps with Depression, Sleep After Breast Cancer Treatment
Jan 28, 2019
A recent study found that acupressure could help alleviate multiple symptoms women often experience after breast cancer treatment. Acupressure involves applying pressure to specific points in the body to help with certain symptoms. Getty Images A new ...
St. Joseph Hospital’s Annual Fundraising Gala Raises Over $575,000
Oct 30, 2018
Proceeds will benefit the cancer navigator program, cancer research program and new linear accelerator at the hospital’s Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. Orange, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2018) — Generous supporters from across the ...
Are Biosimilar Drugs the Future of Cancer Treatment?
Oct 2, 2017
The first biosimilar for cancer treatment has FDA approval and more are in the pipeline. Doctors say it’s too soon to say how it will affect cancer patients. Some of the most exciting advancements in cancer treatment involve biologic therapies. ...
'Cancer Pen' Could Make Tumor Surgery Easier, More Accurate
Sep 19, 2017
'Cancer Pen' Could Make Tumor Surgery Easier, More Accurate Doctors are cautiously optimistic about a new handheld device that researchers say can tell the difference between healthy tissue and cancerous tissue. When you have surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, you want your doctor to get every last bit of ...
Dr. Ray Casciari Discusses Colorectal Cancer with Tim Conway Jr.
Mar 14, 2017
Dr. Raymond Casciari discusses the risk factors, symptoms and diagnostic screening guidelines for colorectal cancer with Tim Conway Jr.
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 ...
Santa Ana Construction Worker Raises Awareness of Male Breast Cancer
Feb 1, 2017
ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) - It's often viewed as a woman's disease, but the American Cancer Society says about 2,500 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and about 500 die. One Santa Ana construction worker wants men to wake up to the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Compliance with Breast Cancer Post-Therapy Surveillance
Nov 1, 2016
Compliance with Breast Cancer Post-Therapy Surveillance A study measures compliance rates of patients with state and federal safety-net funding BY MELISSA CARANDANG, MD; WESLEY BABARAN, MD; LAWRENCE WAGMAN, MD; LIANNE NACPIL, MPH, CTR; TIMOTEA LARA, RN, MSN, NP-C; NORMA CASTRO; AND SHANNIN GREENE IN BRIEF ...
Balance of power shifts with Merck’s Keytruda first-line therapy approval in lung cancer
Oct 25, 2016
Merck’s immunotherapy drug Keytruda can now be sold as a first-line therapy for certain metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients — an industry-first that once again shifts the balance of power in the anti-PD-L1 therapy duel. ...
Cancer Prevention
Sep 14, 2016
Dr. Lawrence Wagman speaks with Angels Weekly Host Alex Curry about the importance of cancer prevention.
Treating Breast Cancer Without Chemotherapy
Sep 8, 2016
Treating Breast Cancer Without Chemotherapy Written by Ann Pietrangelo | Published on September 8, 2016 ​ Researchers are getting closer to identifying women who can safely skip chemotherapy as a treatment for breast cancer. Some women with early stage breast cancer are at such low risk for ...
What No One is Telling You About BMS’ Opdivo Immunotherapy Trial Failure
Aug 24, 2016
By ARUNDHATI PARMAR The coverage that followed the Aug. 5 news of the failed trial of the much-heralded Opdivo (nivolumab) immuno-therapy drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb has focused on everything but the actual strategy that Big Pharma is employing to ...
Tracking Cancer In Real Time
Jul 19, 2016
Tracking Cancer In Real Time By Anna Gorman July 19, 2016 California is overhauling the way it collects information for its massive cancer database in the hope of improving how patients are treated for the disease. Pathologists at a dozen hospitals ...
Why Some Cancer Research Information Isn't Shared
Jul 11, 2016
Why Some Cancer Research Information Isn't Shared Why Some Cancer Research Information Isn’t Shared Written by Ann Pietrangelo | Published on July 11, 2016 Concerns over funding, intellectual property, and patient privacy can cause some institutions to wait before they release their data. Joe ...
Closing the Gap Between Doctors and Patients
Jul 6, 2016
Closing the Gap Between Doctors and Patients A trip to the doctor can be confusing for patients unfamiliar with medical industry terms. In Southern California, doctors and educators are committed to bridging this divide by studying the science behind clear communication. Click on the link to ...
For Latinos with cancer, one support group seeks recovery among friends
May 6, 2016
For Latinos with cancer, one support group seeks recovery among friends For Latinos with cancer, one support group seeks recovery among friends Getting a cancer diagnosis is scary. But getting a cancer diagnosis without being able to understand your doctor is even worse. Maybe that's why, according to the American ...
A Cancer Action Plan
Apr 27, 2016
A Cancer Action Plan A Cancer Action Plan Your doctor tells you, “You have cancer.” What’s next? For Sharon Blynn, severe stomach pain was the first sign of something amiss. She blamed the sharp pains across her abdominal area on drinking too much ...
Screening for Lung Cancer
Feb 11, 2016
Screening for Lung Cancer Low-dose CT scans offer early detection and improved survival rates. And CMS will pay for them. "He wouldn't have lung cancer if he hadn't smoked." Well, not necessarily. This most voracious and lethal cancer has been unfairly ...
Young Mother With Terminal Cancer Receives Dream Wedding From California Hospital
Jul 20, 2015
Young Mother With Terminal Cancer Receives Dream Wedding From California Hospital Sandra Orellana and Andres Rendon of Santa Ana, California, had been saving up for their dream wedding when the 24-year-old woman was told she only had six months to live. Read more...