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The California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF) today published its evaluation of proton beam radiotherapy technology for treating patients with prostate cancer. The CTAF uses the following five criteria to evaluate new and emerging medical technologies: 1. The technology must have final approval ...
In two recent feature stories, the UT San Diego explored how lung cancer — the No. 2 cause of death in the U.S. — is increasingly curable. In the first story, Michael Kosty, MD of Scripps Clinic offered his insights into the disease. In the second story, San Diegan Adrian Bradshaw ...
- Thursday, November 29th, 2012
- Scripps Clinic
The 42nd Annual Mercy Ball, “Merci Mercy,” held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Grand Del Mar, raised nearly $200,000 to benefit breast cancer care programs for the Scripps Cancer Center at Scripps Mercy Hospital. This year’s event was co-chaired by Anne and Chuck Dick, Gretchen and Kirk Avery, ...
- Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
- Scripps Mercy Hospital
A study released this week has found that proton beam therapy preserves quality of life, specifically urinary and bowel function, in men treated with this highly targeted form of radiation treatment for prostate cancer. The study was co-authored by Carl J. Rossi Jr., M.D., medical director of the ...
- Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
- Scripps Proton Therapy Center
To help guide newly diagnosed cancer patients, Scripps Health’s Dr. Michael Kosty authored an article about the key questions that should be asked and answered. The story is part of Scripps Health’s ongoing “Savvy Patient” series of articles, published twice a month in UT San ...
- Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Dr. Ray Lin of Scripps Health appeared on the Fox 5 Morning News Oct. 22 to discuss recent advances in screening and treatments for breast cancer patients. Dr. Lin also offered practical advice for women to consider before going in for diagnostic mammograms. The segment included a preview of the ...
- Monday, October 22nd, 2012
KUSI News was on hand to cover the Oct. 3, 2012 grand opening of the $44 million Scripps Radiation Therapy Center. Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder talked with reporter Ed Linderman about the building’s unique design features and advanced technology for patient care. Located on ...
- Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Local health care and community leaders gathered Oct. 3 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for San Diego County’s newest cancer care facility, as the $43.9 million Scripps Radiation Therapy Center officially opened its doors to offer a glimpse into some of the most advanced technologies in the world for ...
- Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
- Scripps Radiation Therapy Center
By Ray Lin, MD, Scripps Health Few events may be as life-changing as a diagnosis of cancer. Yet thousands of people hear such news every day. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute, more than 40 percent of men and women born today will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during ...
Local community and health care leaders gathered in Hillcrest on Sept. 19 to celebrate the naming and opening of the Woltman Family Infusion Center, an outpatient service of Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego that specializes in cancer care and treatment of other health conditions. The $1.3 million ...
- Thursday, September 20th, 2012
- Scripps Mercy Hospital