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  • Scripps Tips- October 2007

    Some Women More Genetically Prone to Breast Cancer – Ethnic Background Plays a Role October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an appropriate time for women to learn their genetic risk for developing the disease. While the causes of most cancers are unknown, risk factors and genetic ...

  • Scripps Tips- April 2007

    New Scripps Genomic Medicine Program Takes Shape as Gene-Based Medicine Reaches the National Agenda Congress is on the verge of passing federal legislation designed to prohibit genetic discrimination, which would make it illegal to deny health insurance or employment to healthy Americans based ...

  • Health and Wellness

    Plan of Attack Against Colorectal Cancer

    Peter Reissmann, M.D., Oncologist, Scripps Mercy Hospital There are few things that strike fear into people’s hearts like the word ‘cancer.’ This disease, caused by out-of-control cell growth, can be devastating. But the simple fact about cancer is that the sooner it is found and ...

    • Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
  • News Releases

    Tour of Hope Highlights Cancer Research

    On September 29, Scripps Health kicked-off the 3rd Annual Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla. The event was a huge success, attracting more than 2,000 people to watch seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and 25 cancer survivors, advocates, caregivers, ...

  • News Releases

    Scripps Clinic Conducts Study On The Use Of Canines In Detection Of Cancer

    They can fetch. They can roll over and play dead. But can dogs really detect cancer? A study being conducted at Scripps Clinic in San Diego is investigating the possibility that “man’s best friend” may also be able to detect cancer by sniffing urine samples. Society has been using ...

  • News

    Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

    Approximately 6 percent of the American population will eventually develop advanced colorectal cancer. The good news is that if detected early, colon cancer can be cured by surgery alone. Even better news—unlike most cancers, cancer from the colon and rectum can be completely prevented. ...

  • News

    Advances in Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

    Chemotherapy may be useful in up to 60 percent of patients with colorectal cancer seen by Scripps Cancer Center specialists. The treatment is most effective earlier in the course of colorectal malignancy (Stages II and II) when given immediately before or after surgery, especially when the lymph ...

  • News

    Award-Winning Cookbook Serves Up Delicious Meals for Cancer Patients

    Kris Ghosh, MD, had the question come up from patients again and again – what should I eat while I’m being treated for cancer? The question came up so much that Dr. Ghosh, a gynecologic oncologist for the Scripps Cancer Center, decided to co-author a cookbook to help patients stay ...

    • Monday, September 1st, 2003
  • News

    Study Confirms Family History Risk For Prostate Cancer

    A large research review confirms that having a father or brother with prostate cancer is a major risk factor for the disease, lending support that men with a family history should have early and regular screenings, according to researchers. The study, published in the April 15th issue of Cancer ...

    • Monday, June 2nd, 2003
  • Patient Stories

    Cancer Survivor Enjoying Second Chance at Life

    “The first thing to go was my tennis game,” says Larry Bartlett, recalling the day he realized he wasn’t feeling well. “A friend I always whipped in tennis beat me.” He and his tennis partner, an athletic attorney of 36, reasoned it was “just a matter of not ...

    • Monday, March 3rd, 2003