Dr. Scott Lippman

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  • FRONTLINE CANCER: Cancer Survivor rates continue to improve

    FRONTLINE CANCER: Cancer Survivor rates continue to improve

    June is National Cancer Survivor Month, highlighted by National Cancer Survivors Day, which occurred June 7. At University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, we marked this 28th annual celebration with a week’s worth of events intended to honor both patients who have survived their...

  • FRONTLINE CANCER: Fighting liver cancer, Part 2

    FRONTLINE CANCER: Fighting liver cancer, Part 2

    Second of two parts. Untreated, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) — or what people more commonly call liver cancer — is quickly fatal, usually within a year or so. Traditional chemotherapy does little to control the disease. Surgery to remove a tumor can provide a local cure, but it does nothing to...

  • FRONTLINE CANCER: Fighting liver cancer, Part 1

    FRONTLINE CANCER: Fighting liver cancer, Part 1

    Among the myriad of malignancies that plague us, liver cancer doesn’t generally register. It’s not among the top 10 cancers in the United States. It doesn’t get the same media attention as prostate, breast or lung cancers that, along with colon and pancreas, constitute the nation’s deadliest cancers....

  • Frontline Cancer: Examining the luck factor

    Frontline Cancer: Examining the luck factor

    • FRONTLINE CANCER: Some of you may have read news stories recently that suggested getting cancer is simply a matter of bad luck, and that nothing can be done to significantly reduce one’s cancer risk. This conclusion is based upon a study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University and...

  • FRONTLINE CANCER: Welcome to the biggest decade of discovery in medical history

    FRONTLINE CANCER: Welcome to the biggest decade of discovery in medical history

    When the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) speak with one voice, it’s time to listen. When they echo the words of the President of the United States, it’s time to act. In his State of the Union Address, President Obama debuted...

  • Frontline Cancer: Resolve to fight cancer in 2015

    Frontline Cancer: Resolve to fight cancer in 2015

    By now, your New Year’s resolutions are at least a few weeks old and hopefully, they’re still in effect. Like you, I’m all in favor of saving money, spending more time with family, getting organized, taking trips, managing stress and helping others. These are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions,...

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