Discoveries Magazine

Cedars-Sinai

Cancer

The Weapon Inside

After years of failure, immunotherapy finally is working wonders for some cancers, transforming death sentences into long-term remission. The problem? It doesn’t work in most cancers — at least, not yet.

The Gift of Grab

An experimental device snags tumor cells like Velcro to speed cancer diagnosis and predict disease spread. The experimental device, the NanoVelcro Chip, could replace traditional biopsies with a simple blood draw.

The Smoking Gun

A study shows how cigarettes may cause pancreatic cancer — and uncovers a potential way to treat it.

Seeing Through the Machine’s Eye

Machine learning, a fast-growing branch of artificial intelligence, is helping scientists overcome the human eye’s limitations — with radical results.

The Diversity Question

Can precision medicine help solve the problem of inadequate diversity in medical research? The practice of precision medicine may contain its own solution: Technology has made it easier than ever to tap into the complexity of all humankind.

Model Behavior

Harnessing the power of big data and virtual modeling, Chirag G. Patil, MD, and his team create a comprehensive profile of each patient’s cancer. Their work furthers the quest to personalize treatment for a pernicious disease.

To Outsmart Cancer

Mysteries surrounding cancer genomics have been stripped away in recent years, exposing the disease as a target for precision medicine. Monica Mita, MD, co-director of Experimental Therapeutics at Cedars-Sinai, explains how oncology research stands to gain ground in the near future.

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.