Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.: Pediatric Neurosurgery Humanitarian Missions

March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady

Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.

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‘What Can I Do?’: Meet Young Innovator Jessica Clague DeHart

February 7, 2018 | Jennifer Mattson

From a young age, Jessica Clague DeHart, Ph.D., M.P.H., knew she would be working in cancer research.

Inside the California Teachers Study: The Future

March 8, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

Researcher James Lacey Jr., Ph.D., wants to pool data from the California Teachers Study and other studies to create a personalized prevention tool.

Inside the California Teachers Study: The Disruptor

March 6, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

James Lacey, Jr., Ph.D., who now runs the California Teachers Study, is taking on the role of disruptor, as he transforms how study data is collected and shared.

Teachers hold key to better cancer tests, treatments (VIDEO)

July 11, 2013 | Hiu Chung So

Since 1995, more than 133,000 Californian teachers have contributed to one of the most powerful, ongoing epidemiological studies in cancer, appropriately named the California Teachers Study. Using survey data and medical records of the participants, it has made numerous important discoveries linking cancer risk to lifestyle factors – including physical activity, alcohol consumption and using hormone replacement therapy.

Rising anal cancer cases may be linked to the '80s HIV epidemic

March 21, 2013 | Hiu Chung So

Anal cancer represents only a small portion of digestive tract cancers — 7,080 out of 290,200 cases, according to American Cancer Society estimates — but its incidence rate has more than doubled since the mid- to late 1990s.