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Pancreatic Cancer Patients From around the World Flock to Hoag Hospital for Clinical Trial

Olav Ruud was out of options. Since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a year earlier, he had part of his pancreas removed, followed by two rounds of chemotherapy. And yet scans were showing two new tumors. The retired commodities broker started searching online to see if there were any pancreatic cancer therapy trials he could … Continued

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New High-Tech Hoag Program Recruiting Trials for Breast, Prostate, Bone Marrow Cancers

Cancer cells have secrets. And Dr. Gary Ulaner aims to unlock them. Peering deep into the human body with a clarity traditional scans can’t match, molecular imaging can find tiny cancers that standard scans are blind to. The technology powering this uber-vision also can be harnessed to search out and destroy sneaky cancer cells where … Continued

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Hoag Clinicians to Discuss Latest Advancements in Cancer Care, Virtually

Join nationally recognized Hoag clinicians for a free virtual presentation on the latest advancements in cancer care, discussing how these therapies and technologies are further shaping the meaning of personalized cancer treatment. The event, “What’s New in Cancer Care?,” streamed live, takes place on Wednesday, April 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. Each presenter will discuss an … Continued

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Going to the Molecular Level to Think Big About Cancer

In the next few years, the biggest advancements in cancer care may occur at the smallest level, the level of individual molecules. By imaging individual molecules on cancer cells, malignancies can be detected when they are smaller and more easily treated. Targeting individual molecules has also allowed groundbreaking new therapies with great precision, increasing the … Continued

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Changes to Radiation Oncology Offer Hope When There Was None

Radiation oncology has been around for a century, and, at first, advancements in the field came rapidly. The evolution of X-rays and CT scans to inform treatment. Intraoperative radiation therapy. Technology that allows for tailored dose distribution. But for the past 20 years, the pace of innovations seemed to slow. We remained stymied, for instance, … Continued

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Hoag Memorial Hospital Makes Moves to Become National Leader In Molecular Imaging: Moving Closer to Precision Therapies

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is on the move, building what will become an elite Molecular Imaging and Therapy program. Based on the vision of Dr. Burton Eisenberg, the venerable Orange County-based nonprofit regional health care delivery network brought on board the nationally recognized expert Gary A. Ulaner, MD, Ph.D. Dr. Ulaner, dual board-certified in radiology … Continued

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What It's Like To: Battle Cancer and Save Your Dad's Life

Amy Rosenberg: One morning I noticed a lump on my right breast, and I didn’t think much about it. I wasn’t worried. “I’m 27, there’s no way this is cancer.” I started Googling “breast soreness” and the medication I was taking. It said breast soreness is one of the biggest side effects. So I kind … Continued

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Nationally Recognized Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Expert Joins Hoag Family Cancer Institute to Bring Molecular Imaging and Therapy to Orange County

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is building upon its personalized, science-based approach to cancer care with the launch of its Molecular Imaging and Therapy Program, led by nationally recognized expert Gary A. Ulaner, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Ulaner, who is dual board-certified in radiology and nuclear medicine, recently joined Hoag Family Cancer Institute from Memorial Sloan Kettering … Continued

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Chargers & Hoag Family Cancer Institute Team Up for Third-Annual Crucial Catch Event

Susie Spanos, wife of Los Angeles Chargers Owner and Chairman of the Board, Dean Spanos, and a breast cancer survivor, was joined by Hall of Famer and Chargers Legend LaDainian Tomlinson and members of Hoag Hospital's Hoag Family Cancer Institute recently for a very special zoom call. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and … Continued

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Hoag Personalized Cancer Therapy Virtual Event

The science of cancer care continues to evolve and become more precise and more personalized to address each individuals unique cancer diagnosis. Hoag is on the forefront of this care, being the first to bring some of the most advanced diagnostic and treatment therapies to Orange County, and even to the United States. Join their … Continued

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