cancer http://kalw.org en A Powerful New Weapon in the Fight Against Cancer http://kalw.org/post/powerful-new-weapon-fight-against-cancer <p>Actress Angelina Jolie recently surprised the world when announced she had an elective double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. &nbsp;By having her genes tested, she learned she is a carrier of BRCA 1, a "faulty" gene that dramatically increases her risk of ovarian and breast cancers.&nbsp;</p><p>Hear from pioneering Bay Area doctors who are using gene sequencing as a tool in the fight against cancer. &nbsp;Which cancers are most impacted by advances in gene sequencing? &nbsp;How can you or someone you love benefit? &nbsp;How much does it cost and who pays?</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:10:14 +0000 City Visions 29859 at http://kalw.org A Powerful New Weapon in the Fight Against Cancer Oakland clinic offers free, alternative medicine to women with cancer http://kalw.org/post/oakland-clinic-alleviates-cancer-treatment-side-effects-f <p>Cancer treatments can leave a patient in intense pain, or cause nausea, fatigue, and loss of appetite. For people with low incomes or without health insurance, treatment to alleviate these side effects is often unaffordable. In Oakland, low-income women with cancer can turn to free, traditional medicine as an alternative.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 23:57:39 +0000 Maddie Fowler 5456 at http://kalw.org Oakland clinic offers free, alternative medicine to women with cancer Cannabis news roundup Sept. 19, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/cannabis-news-roundup-sept-19-2012 <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.6551484154640811" style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">There’s more bad news for teen boys smoking cannabis, but some good news for adults with certain cancers:</span><br> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:47:48 +0000 Steven Short 16887 at http://kalw.org Cannabis news roundup Sept. 19, 2012 Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for June 11, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-june-11-2012 <p><b id="internal-source-marker_0.517504307674244" style="line-height: normal; font-weight: normal; "><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; ">(LA Times) // High-Speed Rail construction is facing challenges over<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bullet-green-20120611,0,7566489.story"> its environmental impact </a>on both air quality and endangered species. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:16:13 +0000 Lisa Ratner 11949 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for June 11, 2012