It’s estimated that approximately 14 million Americans alive today have had cancer. Some are cancer-free; some are still fighting it. This year, they will be joined by another 1.6 million persons who will receive that fearful diagnosis. The grim news, of course, is that the ranks of cancer patients are also trimmed each year by death: More than 585,000 annually, a rate second only to heart disease nationally (but first in San Diego).
A dedication was held June 13 for Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s (SIO) new research support facility at Seaweed Canyon (below the Birch Aquarium). The complex of three new prefabricated buildings provides space for assembly and staging support for the institution’s ocean, earth and atmospheric science at sea and in the field.
Octavio Aburto is a storyteller, and the stories he tells with underwater photography will likely take your breath away.
For their graduate studies at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), students Amber Jackson and Emily Callahan figuratively and literally dived into their research.
Steven Schindler began June 18, replacing former executive director, Nigella Hillgarth.
Now in its 21st year, the Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational (formerly known as the Luau and Longboard Invitational) will kick off 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 on the beach near Scripps Pier.
Cancer is a worldwide scourge. Every year, there are more than 14 million new cases and 8 million deaths. Heart disease is still the biggest killer in the United States, but cancer is expected to eventually supersede it. Indeed, cancer is already the leading cause of death in San Diego County.
An evening to celebrate survival, hope and progress in changing the odds for women with ovarian cancer will double as a benefit for the Clearity Foundation, 4-7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at the home of Rachel Leheny and Ed Scheibler in Rancho Santa Fe.
Jun 17, 2014 | Posted in Health & Science
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Many people in our community grieved the loss of San Diego Hospice, which ceased operations in February. It was a large and vital center for the treatment and care of terminally ill patients. But San Diego Hospice served other critical needs as well. It hosted, for example, the largest training program in the country for the extraordinary men and women who seek to become palliative medicine clinicians, doctors specialized in relieving and preventing the suffering of patients.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Alejandra Sahagun-Gonzales, but her family calls her Alé, and she was very scared of hospitals and needles. But Alé had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, so she regularly visited Rady Children’s Hospital.