In the News
Jolie's Preventive Surgery Opens Talk of Cancer Options, UT San Diego
May 15, 2013
The news that Angelina Jolie elected for a preventive double mastectomy has lead to a discussion of choices people have who are at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer due to the BRCA1 gene.
Stories of Struggle and Creativity as Sequestration Cuts Hit Home, New York Times
May 5, 2013
The $85 billion in federal budget cuts known as sequestration are beginning to be felt far from the nation’s capital, like at a Head Start program in the Maine community of Pejepscot and a cancer center in Birmingham, Ala.
Variations on a Gene, and Tools to Find Them, New York Times
April 27, 2013
Cancers were once named strictly for the tissue where they originated in the breast, prostate or other part of the body. Now, in the age of genetically informed medicine, cancers may also come with a more specific lexicon: the names of mutated genes deep within tumors that cause cells to become cancerous.
Genetics Seen as Key to Cancer Fight, UT San Diego
April 4, 2013
Cancer care has evolved dramatically over the past 100 years. In recent years the focus has changed to personalized cancer therapy. Physicians and scientists are looking at a patient's genetics to determine the best treatment, in some cases helping patients who were not responding to standard treatments.
San Diego’s Leading Cancer Research Centers Partner To Accelerate Treatments, KPBS
March 7, 2013
Moores Cancer Center, Salk Institute Cancer Center and
Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute formed the San Diego National Cancer
Institute Cancer Centers Council, a novel collaboration to improve our
understanding of cancer and improve treatment.
Moores Cancer Center Pushes Clinical Sequencing, Cancer Discovery
October 11, 2012
In the quest to provide personalized cancer treatment, the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), is launching “My Answer to Cancer,” a program that intertwines clinical care and research. Link to article.
See recent cancer-related news releases from UC San Diego Health System.