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Oncology (INACTIVE)

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  • The path to assisted suicide

    Contrary to an Aug. 11 Times editorial, AB 2747 is a legally confused solution to non-existent problems that opens the way to doctor-assisted suicide. This legislation is not cut and dry; rather, it raises substantive policy questions relating to...
  • Letters to the editor

    And the homeless? Re “Connecting the spots,” March 12, and “L.A. hopes its park will be as grand as Chicago’s,” March 14 The Times' two long articles on the new Civic Center Park downtown did a great job of discussing...
  • Live chat: sex and the prostate patient

    2007-07-30 14:00:50.0 Administrator2: Welcome Dr. Lue, and thanks for chatting with us! 2007-07-30 14:00:55.0 kjohnson: Hello, my name is Kathryn Johnson and I read the article and wanted to know why proton therapy was never mentioned as a treatment...
  • Cut back on mammograms?

    For years, breast cancer awareness campaigns have urged women over 40 to get a yearly mammogram. When women hesitate to comply, it's often to avoid the discomfort of having their breasts squeezed or the fear of getting called back for more tests, even...
  • Vitamins aren't a cure-all

    They were some of the most promising medicines of the 1990s -- wonder pills that appeared to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke and other ailments. Laboratory tests and initial studies in people suggested that lowly vitamins could play a crucial role in...
  • Breast cancer patients not getting needed test

     
    Breast cancer therapies are being tailored today to fit the genetic profile of the patient. This approach, called personalized medicine, can help doctors choose the best treatments for their patients. But a study published today in the journal Cancer...
  • More women choose prophylactic mastectomy [Updated]

     
    The choice to remove a healthy breast in order to avoid breast cancer is a deeply personal decision that appears to be on the upswing in one group of women, according to a study published today in the journal Cancer.......
  • Canadian researchers show how a breast tumor evolves

     
    For the first time, Canadian researchers have decoded the DNA of breast cancer cells when the tumor was localized and after it had spread, providing previously unavailable information about how changes in DNA lead to metastasis and yielding some insight.....
  • So long to a tail-wagging boy: Saying goodbye to a beloved dog named Dillon

     
    As anyone who's ever loved and lost a pet knows, dealing with the grief that comes with the death of a furry friend is heart-wrenching. Our colleague Diane Pucin is a sports writer by trade and a pet lover at......
  • When cancer spreads to the brain

     
    The first set of guidelines dealing with cancer that has spread to the brain calls for treatment with both surgery and radiation therapy instead of just radiation alone. The document, released today at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons meeting in........
  • Stanford surgeons put artificial bone in 3-year-old's arm

     
    In what they are terming a medical first, surgeons at Stanford University's Lucille Packard Children's Hospital have implanted a telescoping artificial prosthesis in the arm of a 3-year-old to replace a humerus that was removed because of cancer. Nearly...