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5-year-old channels superhero strength to fight cancer

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Logan Green adores Superman. He reads the comics. He wears the Superman emblem. He wants to fight bad guys when he grows up. Even his immobilization mask for proton therapy was emblazoned with the iconic “S.” For 5-year-old Logan, the Man of Steel was a comfort and an inspiration as he battled one of his biggest villains yet. Three Days to Live In June, Logan walked into his parent’s room in the middle of the night, complaining of a headache. Minutes later, he collapsed. After he was airlifted to an Arizona hospital, Logan was diagnosed with an aggressive and inoperable brain tumor. His doctor gave him three days to live. “It was just unbelievable for us to have our child go from so healthy to three days to live,” says Logan’s mother, Crisandra. “I kept saying,... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Free Cancer Survivors Day Celebrations

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As part of the 27th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, Scripps Health will host free public celebrations throughout June for local cancer survivors, families, friends and the community at large at each of its five hospital campuses across San Diego County. The programs are open to all residents impacted by cancer, regardless of where treatment was received. Events will include inspirational stories of survival,... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Breast Cancer Patient Finds A New Way To Fight

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Anastasia Berkheimer, a San Diego woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time found a new way of fighting the disease. So far, so good : she is now cancer free. Anastasia beat cancer the first time with radiation, but it was painful. She went to her doctor, who told her she got second to third degree burns during her treatment. "I thought I was fine but then one test turned out to be not good." It... Full article

WEB REVIEW – Battling breast cancer with protons

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A 71-year-old Califorian is the first breast cancer patient to receive treatment with proton therapy at the recently opened Scripps Proton Therapy Center, which is one of the 15 operational proton centers in the USA. Anastasia C. Berkheimer chose to have proton radiation because of its precision compared to traditional X-rays. A report published in 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women who... Full article

Web review – Leading physicians join the Scripps proton therapy center

Two highly regarded radiation oncologists, Ryan Grover, M.D., and Huan Giap, M.D., Ph.D., have joined the medical staff at the Scripps Proton Therapy Center, expected to open for patient care in late summer 2013. Dr. Grover joins Scripps Clinic as chief of head and neck, central nervous system, sarcoma and gynecologic proton beam therapy. In his new role, he will be responsible for patient consultations, treatment planning and treatment management. Previously, Dr. Grover was chief of head and neck radiation oncology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif., where he... Full article