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.
‘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 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.