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During his 25 years on the force, San Diego Police Officer Christopher Smith has come face to face with criminals of all sorts. The strong and steady demeanor Smith forged in the line of duty has also served him well in his battle with cancer. In 2004, Smith was diagnosed with colon cancer and had ...
- Friday, June 1st, 2012
- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Legendary recording artist The Family Stone — featuring original members of Sly and the Family Stone — will perform at the second annual In Concert for Cancer on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. aboard the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum. Proceeds from the concert will benefit cancer ...
- Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Encinitas, Calif. – San Diegans now have access to a new, highly advanced breast cancer diagnostic tool that improves the clarity and reliability of test results, with Scripps Health’s recent acquisition of 3-D digital breast tomosynthesis technology. Scripps recently began using the software with ...
- Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
- Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
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 — ...
- Monday, April 30th, 2012
- Scripps Clinic
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 ...
- Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
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 ...
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 ...
- Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
- Scripps Green Hospital
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
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
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