Discoveries Magazine



Aluminum Foiled

The aluminum in your pots and pans wont give you Alzheimer’s disease. Nor do hair dyes cause brain cancer. But what about cell phones? And microwaves? Our neuroscience experts set the record straight on common myths and misconceptions surrounding brain diseases.

Stats: Women in Clinical Trials

24 Percentage of female participants in heart-related studies (reported in 2014), even though heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. 3 The number of representatives in Congress currently co-sponsoring the Research for All Act. Read On

Active Duties

Prostate cancer can often be managed without aggressive surgery or radiation — as long as men are willing to take charge of their disease and make some serious lifestyle changes.

Generation C

For adolescents and young adults, cancer wreaks havoc in insidious and profound ways. With little improvement in survival rates compared to all other age groups, 20-somethings also face severe social and emotional issues related to loneliness and isolation. Survivorship experts Read On


When Tony Tommasi had a seizure in 2004, a tennis-ball-sized tumor was found in his brain. His wife-to-be, Heather, knew where to turn. She’d been there before.

Check Up with Michael Freeman, PhD, Cancer Biologist

Dr. Michael Freeman, director of the Cancer Biology Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, is helping lead a revolutionary approach to understanding cancer: Instead of just focusing on the “problem” cells in a tumor, scientists are casting a Read On

The Battle of the Bulge

Expanding waistlines enlarge the risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, but to combat obesity, scientists are looking beyond diet and exercise. Their findings? What’s already inside of us—from genes to microbes—may be at least as important as what we eat.

Partners in Personalized Therapies

No single person, institution, or nation is as smart as all of us thinking together. That is the driving principle behind an ambitious research collaboration that could lead to more effective cancer treatments. Cedars-Sinai has combined forces with the Translational Read On