In the News
Mexican Women's Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Breast-Feeding, Newsday
Oct. 4, 2013
Previous research has found that breast-feeding and increased childbearing may help reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer, but a new study suggests that may not be true for women of Mexican descent.
Cancer Patients Take Extra Steps to Preserve Fertility, KPBS
Sept. 4, 2013
People with cancer face a lot of uncertainty. That’s especially true for patients of reproductive age who’d like to have kids someday. That’s because certain kinds of cancer treatment can endanger a person’s fertility. At UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, oncologist Grace Ku specializes in treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.
Task Force Suggests Annual Lung Cancer Screenings, UT San Diego
Aug. 20, 2013
Last month, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent, non-governmental panel of experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine, issued draft recommendations for new screening guidelines for lung cancer. We asked Dr. Scott Lippman, director of the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, to review the USPSTF recommendations and what they mean.
Cancer Treatment In Clinical Trials At UC San Diego, KPBS
Aug. 8, 2013
An innovative approach to treating brain cancer is in clinical trials at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. The trial is one of the first in the world to combine gene therapy with real-time MRI imaging.
Suicide Gene Therapy May Prolong Lives, NBC San Diego
Aug. 6, 2013
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center neurosurgeon, Clark Chen, MD, PhD, and a team of researchers are using real-time MRI guidance for delivery of gene therapy as an investigational treatment for brain cancer. This revolutionary clinical trial has been offered in only three locations including here at Moores Cancer Center.
Can Cancer Be Stopped?, Prevention Magazine
Scientists from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center have identified a protein that seems to serve as a switch, regulating the spread of cancer from the primary tumor to distant spots in the body – a process known as metastasis.
Jolie's Preventive Surgery Opens Talk of Cancer Options, UT San Diego
May 15, 2013
The news that Angelina Jolie elected for a preventive double mastectomy has lead to a discussion of choices people have who are at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer due to the BRCA1 gene.
Stories of Struggle and Creativity as Sequestration Cuts Hit Home, New York Times
May 5, 2013
The $85 billion in federal budget cuts known as sequestration are beginning to be felt far from the nation’s capital, like at a Head Start program in the Maine community of Pejepscot and a cancer center in Birmingham, Ala.
Variations on a Gene, and Tools to Find Them, New York Times
April 27, 2013
Cancers were once named strictly for the tissue where they originated in the breast, prostate or other part of the body. Now, in the age of genetically informed medicine, cancers may also come with a more specific lexicon: the names of mutated genes deep within tumors that cause cells to become cancerous.
Genetics Seen as Key to Cancer Fight, UT San Diego
April 4, 2013
Cancer care has evolved dramatically over the past 100 years. In recent years the focus has changed to personalized cancer therapy. Physicians and scientists are looking at a patient's genetics to determine the best treatment, in some cases helping patients who were not responding to standard treatments.
San Diego’s Leading Cancer Research Centers Partner To Accelerate Treatments, KPBS
March 7, 2013
Moores Cancer Center, Salk Institute Cancer Center and Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute formed the San Diego National Cancer Institute Cancer Centers Council, a novel collaboration to improve our understanding of cancer and improve treatment.
Moores Cancer Center Pushes Clinical Sequencing, Cancer Discovery
October 11, 2012
In the quest to provide personalized cancer treatment, the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), is launching “My Answer to Cancer,” a program that intertwines clinical care and research. Link to article.
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