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Oncology (INACTIVE)

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  • With an inoperable brain tumor, Bob Tisch wound up at Duke

    Preston Robert Tisch, known as Bob and a co-owner of the New York Giants, had the wherewithal to go anywhere in the world for treatment for his inoperable malignant brain tumor. He was diagnosed with stage IV glioblastoma in August 2004. His son, Steve...
  • Hodgkin's disease treatment without a blood transfusion

    For the masses in the middle -- people who may have to borrow and scrape to pay for care -- finding the best of the best can be just as important. Ruth Medina, 25, had a good prognosis with standard medical treatment when she suffered a recurrence of...
  • Patients go on a quest for the best medical care

    Patients go on a quest for the best medical care
    EVERY DAY, doctors and hospitals bring healthy babies into the world, jump-start stalled hearts and find cancer when it's still curable. The wonders of medical care, whether delivered within a sprawling urban campus or a tiny rural clinic, have become...
  • Dr. Anita Figueredo dies at 93; first female surgeon in San Diego

    Dr. Anita Figueredo dies at 93; first female surgeon in San Diego
    Dr. Anita Figueredo, the first female surgeon in San Diego and a well-known philanthropist who was close friends with Mother Teresa for four decades, died Feb. 19 at her home in La Jolla. She was 93 and had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage two weeks...
  • Coming soon in the medical arsenal against cancer: vaccines

    Coming soon in the medical arsenal against cancer: vaccines
    It's a deceptively simple idea: What if doctors could recruit the body's own immune system to fight cancer? The complexities of the immune system have kept this from becoming reality, until now. Three cancer vaccines -- for prostate cancer, melanoma and...
  • Medical marijuana inspires strong opinions, but what does science say?

    Medical marijuana inspires strong opinions, but what does science say?
    Depending on whom you ask, marijuana is a dangerous drug that should be kept illegal alongside heroin and PCP, or it's a miracle herb with a trove of medical benefits that the government is seeking to deny the public -- or something in between: a plant...
  • Mammogram guidelines spark heated debate

    Mammogram guidelines spark heated debate
    A government panel's recommendation Monday that women under the age of 50 do not need regular mammograms set off a furious debate about the importance of the routine screening tool, leaving many women confused about how best to protect their health. In...
  • Moles' split personality

    Moles' split personality
    We've long been told to keep an eye on our moles lest they progress to melanoma, a form of skin cancer that's treatable if caught early, deadly if not. But not all moles are equal -- some are risky; others can be safely left alone. The biological roots of...
  • O. Carl Simonton dies at 66; oncologist pioneered mind-body connection to fight cancer

    Dr. O. Carl Simonton, a radiation oncologist who popularized the mind-body connection in fighting cancer and helped push the once-controversial notion into mainstream medicine, has died. He was 66. Simonton, who founded a cancer-care clinic in Pacific...
  • Frank talk about cancer connects loved ones

    Frank talk about cancer connects loved ones
    When I learned recently that yet another friend had been diagnosed with cancer, I experienced my usual reaction: disbelief and sadness, followed by anger at Life In General. But for the first time, I also saw what these under-35 friends and family members...
  • Lawrence Garfinkel dies at 88; statistician helped link smoking to lung cancer

    Lawrence Garfinkel dies at 88; statistician helped link smoking to lung cancer
    Lawrence Garfinkel, the statistician who overcame his lack of a doctoral degree and training in oncology to become one of the driving forces in demonstrating that smoking causes lung cancer, died Jan. 21 in Seattle. He was 88. The cause of death was...