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  • Cancer center opens in Santa Maria

    March 26, 2012 9:58 PM

    The Central Coast is home to a new cancer treatment center, aimed at making patients feel more comfortable. The Mission Hope Cancer Center opened Monday in Santa Maria. It is located on the Marian Regional Medical Center campus. The center includes accommodations for patients families who want to... more »
  • Nominations being taken for Tour of California's 'Breakaway from Cancer' event in Paso Robles

    February 28, 2011 6:18 PM

    Paso Robles is one of five cities chosen to host a Breakaway from Cancer champion in this year's Amgen Tour of California. The Breakaway from Cancer initiative is a one-mile bike ride to the finish line, prior to the professional cyclists' arrival. It aims to raise awareness of resources... more »
  • Family releases obituary for Christie Stanley

    April 27, 2010 8:00 PM

    The family of Christie Stanley and Acting District Attorney Ann Bramsen have released the following obituary for the former Santa Barbara County District Attorney. Stanley died on Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer. Her funeral is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at the Pacific Christian Center in Santa... more »
  • Local hospitals offer cancer-related legal information seminars

    April 16, 2010 12:30 PM

    Together, Marian Medical Center, French Hospital Medical Center and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital are hosting two seminars for those with legal questions related to cancer. Those happen this Tuesday and Wednesday, April 20th and 21st. Both free lectures will offer information about estate planning of wills and trusts. "The... more »
  • Survivor celebration brings people with cancer together

    February 27, 2010 7:51 PM

    It was a celebration of life in San Luis Obispo today. Dozens of people packed the French Hospital Auditorium for the Annual Cancer Survivor Celebration. A panel of survivors shared their journeys back to wellness. They also offered advice and support for those battling the disease. Organizers say creating... more »
  • New lung cancer vaccine trial first of its kind on Central Coast

    February 22, 2010 2:28 PM

    A Santa Maria-based medical practice is teaming up with Marian Medical Center's Cancer Services to become the first facility on the Central Coast to test out a new lung cancer vaccine for clinical trials. Central Coast Medical Oncology and Marian Medical Center are now participating in the trial of... more »
  • Study points to way to find out whether chemo will work, before treatment

    December 11, 2009 6:19 AM

    An analysis of a group of post-menopausal women finds there is a small percentage of women in which chemotherapy does not work. Researchers examined the results of genetic testing called Oncotype DX. Women who had low scores had little to no benefit to chemo, while chemotherapy had major benefits... more »
  • New study shows drop in hormone replacement therapy may not have lead to decrease in cancer cases

    December 9, 2009 6:09 PM

    Many experts had thought a drop in hormone replacement therapy was responsible for a decline in breast cancer cases, now a new study is challenging that theory. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin looked at several studies on hormone use and breast cancer incidence. They found just over... more »
  • Mammograms could increase risk of breast cancer for some women

    December 1, 2009 6:25 AM

    The very test that helps detect breast cancer might actually be harmful to some women. The low dose of radiation in mammograms actually increases the risk of breast cancer in high-risk women. Dutch researchers reviewed several studies looking at the effects of radiation exposure on women with a family... more »

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