cancer

10:10am

Tue July 9, 2013
City Visions: July 15, 2013

A Powerful New Weapon in the Fight Against Cancer

Actress Angelina Jolie recently surprised the world when announced she had an elective double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer.  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. 

Hear from pioneering Bay Area doctors who are using gene sequencing as a tool in the fight against cancer.  Which cancers are most impacted by advances in gene sequencing?  How can you or someone you love benefit?  How much does it cost and who pays?

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4:57pm

Mon October 15, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Oakland clinic offers free, alternative medicine to women with cancer

Sweet clover is part of the CMCC logo, symbolizing natural strength, beauty, and grass-roots beginnings.
Photo courtesy of http://www.charlottemaxwell.org/about/treatment.html

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.

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1:47pm

Wed September 19, 2012
Politics

Cannabis news roundup Sept. 19, 2012

There’s more bad news for teen boys smoking cannabis, but some good news for adults with certain cancers:

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9:16am

Mon June 11, 2012
Politics

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for June 11, 2012

(LA Times) // High-Speed Rail construction is facing challenges over its environmental impact on both air quality and endangered species. Concerns include the problematic air quality in the San Joaquin Valley where about 1 out of 7 children have been diagnosed with asthma, and federal biologists say 11 endangered species will be impacted.

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