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  • Patient Stories

    Cancer Screenings Helped Save Loretta’s Skin

    Like many Southern California teenagers in the late 1980s, Mark Loretta enjoyed bodysurfing, playing sports and basking in the sun. “Back then, getting a sunburn was no big deal,” he said. “Just another part of summer.” Fast forward to the summer of 2004, when Loretta — ...

  • News

    Scripps Proton Medical Director Cites Flaws in JAMA Article Findings

    The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article today that compared three patient treatment methods for prostate cancer patients: conformal radiation therapy (CRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and proton therapy. In the JAMA article, researchers at the ...

  • Patient Stories

    Cancer Journey Helps Scripps Provider Raise Game

    Bruce Buttermore is no stranger to cancer. As a longtime manager of radiation therapy for Scripps Health, Buttermore has helped provide compassionate care to thousands of cancer patients over the years. But in July 2010, life took an unexpected turn for Buttermore when the care provider suddenly ...

  • News

    Breast Care Center at Scripps Green Earns Prestigious Accreditation

    The Breast Care Center at Scripps Green Hospital has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons. NAPBC accreditation is awarded only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide ...

  • News

    Team Led by Scripps Research Scientists Demonstrates Effective New 'Biopsy in a Blood Test' to Detect Cancer

    Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Health, and collaborating cancer physicians have successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of an advanced blood test for detecting and analyzing circulating tumor cells (CTCs) — breakaway cells from patients’ solid tumors — from ...

    • Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
  • News

    Two San Diego Research Groups Named to Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team

    La Jolla, Calif. – Two groups of San Diego researchers — one from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and the other a collaboration between Scripps Health and The Scripps Research Institute — were named today as part of a new “dream team” to find innovative new ways to ...

    • Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
  • Health and Wellness

    How to Prevent Cancer Every Hour of the Day

    If you spend your day sitting in an office or cubicle, it may surprise you to learn that prolonged periods of inactivity at your desk may be putting you at higher risk for certain forms of cancer. According to a new report presented in early November at the annual conference of the American ...

    • Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
  • Scripps in the News

    Dr. William Stanton Discusses Cancer Innovations at Scripps on KPBS-TV

    Advances in cancer care was the topic of a recent roundtable interview with Scripps Cancer Center Medical Director Dr. William Stanton and Peggy Pico and Joane Faryon of KPBS’s “Evening Edition.” Dr. Stanton discussed the cutting-edge technology and world-class staff at the Scripps ...

  • News

    MD Anderson Medical Physicist to Join Scripps Proton Therapy Center

    San Diego – Lei Dong, PhD, an accomplished medical physicist who has spent most of his career at the nation’s top-ranked University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will join Scripps Health as chief medical physicist of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center. Most recently, Dong served as professor ...

  • News

    Scripps Health & Rady Children's Team Up on Proton Therapy

    Scripps Health and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego today announced they will team up to provide advanced proton treatment at Scripps Proton Therapy Center to pediatric cancer patients who need this highly accurate form of therapy. According to the center’s medical director, Dr. Carl J. Rossi, ...