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California Hospital Taps Dr. Carlos Becerra for Medical Director

Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian tapped Carlos Becerra, M.D., as medical director of cancer research for its Hoag Family Cancer Institute. Dr. Becerra will be tasked with advancing the institute’s clinical research program and growing number of cancer clinical trials, according to a Nov. 15 news release from the hospital. Previously, he served as … Continued

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4 Reasons Why Weight Loss Can Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

Today, nearly 42% of American adults struggle with obesity putting them at higher risk of developing more than 13 types of cancer, including some breast cancers, colon cancer, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Here are four reasons why weight loss can reduce your risk of cancer: Losing weight may decrease hormone levels such as insulin … Continued

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Here Are the Most Common Suntan Myths and How They Can Affect Your Health

A large majority of Europeans — and people elsewhere in the world — apparently believe that a suntan is attractive and healthy. The former is perhaps arguable, but dermatologists say the latter is dead wrong. Survey results presented at the 31st European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress this week found that 8 in 10 Europeans say that … Continued

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The Best Sunscreen? The One You Use.

That hot orange friend of ours is out in full force. Your sunscreen should be, too! You know the drill by now: to prevent skin cancer, stay out of the sun, wear protective clothing and, of course, use sunscreen. But which sunscreen? And when? The experts at Hoag’s comprehensive Melanoma Program weighed in with their … Continued

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Renowned Dermatologist Joins Hoag

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announces that Steven Wang, M.D., a renowned, board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, has joined the Hoag Family Cancer Institute as the Director of Dermatologic Oncology as part of the Melanoma Program. Dr. Wang joins Hoag after spending 16 years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he served as the … Continued

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Subaru Makes Donation to Hoag

On Wednesday, July 20, in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), two local Subaru retailers donated 160 plush blankets and 25 arts & crafts kits to Hoag Family Cancer Institute patients in Newport Beach and Irvine. McKenna Subaru in Huntington Beach and Subaru Zone Office in Costa Mesa made these generous contributions as … Continued

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Newport Coast Woman Brings Her Fighter’s Spirit to Cancer Battle

Laurie Paolone has a background in boxing, which is helping her in the next round of her life. The Newport Coast resident said she competed in seven matches over the years and kept training in the sport regularly. What floored her, though, wasn’t an uppercut. It was the news, in April 2019, that she had … Continued

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New Molecular Targeted Therapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer Wins FDA Approval At Hoag Family Cancer Institute

Pluvicto, the First FDA-Approved Prostate-Specific Antigen for Metastatic Prostate Cancer The agent, which is being marketed as Pluvicto by the Swiss pharmaceutical conglomerate Novartis, is the first FDA-approved prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted radiotherapy for metastatic prostate cancer. Radioligand therapy with Lu-PSMA-617 prolonged imaging-based progression-free survival and overall survival when added to standard care in patients with advanced PSMA-positive … Continued

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Hoag selects accomplished oncologist as director of Hoag Melanoma Program

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has announced that Thomas N. Wang, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., a prominent researcher and nationally recognized author, has been named medical director of the Hoag Melanoma/Advanced Skin Cancer Program.  Dr. Wang comes to Hoag after spending the previous 15 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he served as … Continued

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Kickass Women of O.C.: 2022 Edition

Webster’s dictionary offers two definitions for kickass: 1. having a strong effect on someone or something; powerful 2. exceptionally good; spectacular, impressive. The women we’ve chosen for our second edition of this feature easily live up to both descriptions. They’re but a sampling of the leaders in our community doing amazing work in many areas. … Continued

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