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    Scripps Will Work with Rady, UCSD on New Proton Center

    At a grand opening ceremony today for a new proton therapy center that bears its name, Scripps Health announced a new affiliation agreement with Rady Children’s Hospital and UC San Diego Health System. The deal will allow doctors from both organizations to treat their own cancer patients in the new ...

  • 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
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    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. ...

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    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 ...