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Hoag First in World to Enroll Prostate Cancer Patients in Molecular Imaging & Therapy Clinical Trials

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 2, 2024 – Hoag is the first site in the world to enroll patients in two clinical trials for prostate cancer staging and treatment. One trial focuses on molecular imaging and the other on molecular therapy; both are poised to redefine the standard of care for patients with prostate cancer worldwide. … Read More
Published On: April 2, 2024

How a Cancer Diagnosis Impacts Families

The shock of a cancer diagnosis highlights the unpredictable nature of health and how we’re all susceptible to life’s trials and turbulences. Even at a younger age. Kate Middleton’s recent cancer diagnosis is another reminder of how precious life is. She described the past two months as “incredibly tough for our entire family.” Cancer diagnoses … Read More
Published On: March 27, 2024

These Cancers Were Beyond Treatment—But Might Not Be Anymore

In the long and often dispiriting quest to cure cancer, the 1998 approval of the drug Herceptin was a tremendously hopeful moment. This drug for breast cancer was the first to use a tumor-specific protein as a homing beacon to find and kill cancer cells. And it worked. Herceptin has benefited nearly three million people … Read More
Published On: February 27, 2024

Hollywood gets bad review for creating ’anxiety and fear’ through its portrayal of cancer

David J. Benjamin, M.D., recently met with a patient who recalled the moment a previous physician had diagnosed him with cancer. “The first thought that came to his mind was a movie he saw where the character was told [they] had 3, 4 weeks to live,” Benjamin told Healio. The man’s fear did not surprise … Read More
Published On: February 26, 2024

Medical Mission: In Her Own Words

On October 20, Hoag’s co-Gynecologic Oncology Directors Lisa Abaid, M.D., and John (Jeb) Brown, M.D., embarked on a nine-day medical mission to Bolivia. It was the eleventh trip for Dr. Abaid and the second for Dr. Brown. While most of the doctors’ prior trips had focused on surgery, the physicians traveled to implement a program … Read More
Published On: January 30, 2024

Hoag Treats First Patient with Aquablation, A New Procedure for Benign Prostate Enlargement

Diagnosed with an oversized prostate and 200 bladder stones, Andrew experienced symptoms of uncontrolled urination. A blood test confirmed that he also had an increased risk for prostate cancer. So, when doctors asked Andrew if he would be willing to wait for treatment, it was not a given that his answer would be, “yes.” But … Read More
Published On: January 23, 2024

Hoag Recognizes World Cancer Day

February 4th marks World Cancer Day. At Hoag Family Cancer Institute, we don’t just fight cancer, we treat the entire person – with determination and compassion. As Orange County’s top choice for cancer care, Hoag Family Cancer Institute patients have access to the full continuum of cancer care including:   Top-ranked cancer subspecialists –Hoag’s multidisciplinary … Read More
Published On: January 23, 2024

Hollywood and Cancer: Bridging the Gap Between Fiction and Reality

Hoag Medical Oncologist David J. Benjamin, M.D., is the author of a new study published in JCO Oncology Practice that sheds light on Hollywood’s portrayal of cancer, revealing that the film industry may provide an unrealistic view of cancer to individuals with cancer and their families. The study highlights the significant impact movies have on … Read More
Published On: January 18, 2024

Hollywood’s Portrayal of Cancer in Movies Fuels Misconceptions, New Study Finds

Hoag Medical Oncologist, David J. Benjamin, M.D., is lead author of new study published in JCO Oncology Practice Hollywood films may provide an unrealistic view of cancer to individuals with cancer and their families, and can create misunderstandings about curability, treatment options, types of care available and cost, according to a study published today in JCO Oncology Practice. … Read More
Published On: January 17, 2024

Hollywood’s Portrayal of Cancer in Movies Fuels Misconceptions, New Study Finds

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (January 17, 2024) – Hollywood films may provide an unrealistic view of cancer to individuals with cancer and their families, and can create misunderstandings about curability, treatment options, types of care available and cost, according to a study published today in JCO Oncology Practice. The study was led by David J. Benjamin, … Read More
Published On: January 17, 2024