AI Living Up to Its Promise as a Tool for Radiology

By January Lopez, M.D. For the last few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been proving itself as an effective tool in breast cancer screening. An ever growing list of research studies have shown that using AI in mammography can safely and efficiently reduce patient wait times while reducing the pressure on in-demand radiologists. This is … Read More
Published On: October 18, 2023

Hoag Welcomes Dr. Ronald Wolf as Medical Director of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

NEWPORT BEACH and IRVINE, Calif., (October 17, 2023) – Hoag is proud to announce the recruitment of Ronald Wolf, M.D., F.A.C.S., as medical director of hepatobiliary and pancreas surgery at Hoag Family Cancer Institute. The fellowship-trained, board-certified surgical oncologist specializes in treating liver, bile duct and pancreatic cancers. “We welcome Dr. Wolf, whose extensive clinical … Read More
Published On: October 17, 2023

Mammograms Save Lives – But Are They Enough?

By: Dr. January Lopez Mammography has been proven to save lives, is fast affordable and widely available. But like all tests in medicine, mammograms aren’t perfect. The truth is there are some breast cancers in some breasts that cannot be detected on screening mammography at the earliest stages. So, what can we do to close … Read More
Published On: October 13, 2023

Let’s Talk About Sex — Understanding What It Means to You

By: Danielle Dawson, M.A., L.M.F.T. No matter the reason for the lack of intimacy or sex – not being in the mood, feeling self-conscious about your body or abilities, or physical side effects – it is important to understand how to feel good about yourself and be close to someone you love.  Here are four … Read More
Published On: October 13, 2023

100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs | 2023

Becker’s is thrilled to release its 2023 list of hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs. These organizations have earned national recognition for their work in cancer care. These programs offer leading-edge clinical trials and pioneer research discoveries that expand access to care and enhance patient outcomes.  Many of these cancer programs have earned … Read More
Published On: October 11, 2023

Myth vs. Fact: 5 Misconceptions About Breast Cancer

How do you know what is a myth vs. fact when it comes to your health? There is so much information available on the internet and at our fingertips, but how do you know what is truly factual.   During breast cancer awareness month, we are asking breast health experts to weigh in and clear … Read More
Published On: October 6, 2023

Battling Breast Cancer While Pregnant, New Mom ‘Couldn’t Be More Grateful’ for Hoag

Kelly was busy breastfeeding, working and raising her son Caleb, along with her husband Jeff. Ready for next steps, she was excited to grow her family. When she was just shy of 7 weeks pregnant, Kelly came in to see her OB/Gyn, Lisa Karamardian, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Jeffrey M. Carlton Endowed Chair in Women’s Health in … Read More
Published On: October 6, 2023

Amidst Their Battle with Breast Cancer Two Young Single Moms Forged a Lifelong Friendship at Hoag

Emily Hill was in the middle of her infusion treatment for breast cancer when she heard a young woman talking nearby. She unhooked her IV bag from the pole and walked down the hall of the Hoag Infusion Center in Newport Beach. Peeking her head into the opened doorway of an infusion room, Emily saw … Read More
Published On: October 5, 2023

What to Know about the Cancer that Claimed Jimmy Buffett

Image from Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP This weekend, we lost a beloved musical icon who came to represent a sun-soaked subculture. When Jimmy Buffett lost his four-year battle against Merkel cell carcinoma, the “Margaritaville” singer’s final act was to shed light on this rare and aggressive form of skin cancer. “If caught early, Merkel cell carcinoma has … Read More
Published On: September 8, 2023

Hoag to Offer Technology to Detect Lung Cancer Earlier and More Accurately

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2023) –A new lung cancer screening technology is now available at Hoag Family Cancer Institute in Orange County, empowering physicians with greater accuracy in diagnosing lung cancer earlier, when it is most treatable. Hoag is integrating the Cios Spin imaging equipment with the 3D imaging of Hoag’s Ion Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscopy … Read More
Published On: September 6, 2023