June 19, 2008
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian would like to take a more interdisciplinary approach in treating its cancer patients, and it hopes a $5 million grant announced Thursday will help do that. The interest from the endowment, provided by the George Hoag Family Foundation, will be used to pay a permanent, full-time salary for an executive, medical and scientific director of Hoag Cancer Center. Dr. Robert Dillman has started in this role, which makes him responsible for uniting all branches of cancer care.
March 10, 2008
The Macy?s store at South Coast Plaza plans to host a designer shoe event and runway show Thursday evening, with wine, hors d?oeuvres and a gift package for customers. The event is scheduled to last from 7 to 9 p.m. on the store?s main floor. Among the designers to be featured are Betsey Johnson, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Stuart Weitzman and others. Guests who make a purchase of $250 or more will receive a $50 Macy?s gift card and a tote bag filled with vendor goods. The store also requests a $10 donation for the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit that benefits cancer patients and their families.
June 9, 2004
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. For information on adding your organization to this list, call (949) 574-4298. ACADEMIC YEAR IN AMERICA Costa Mesa families can host a German student and earn up to $1,000 toward a number of travel-abroad programs. Danielle Carpino, (800) 322-HOST. ALZHEIMER'S ASSN. OF ORANGE COUNTY Support group leaders, family resource consultants, special event volunteers, office volunteers are needed.
September 17, 2008
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced Wednesday that it has partnered with USC to establish a fellowship program at Hoag Breast Care Center to train physicians in oncoplastic surgery and other new technologies. Hoag is the third partner now in the USC Breast Fellowship Program, joining the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and USC Kenneth Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Melvin J. Silverstein, the medical director of Hoag Breast Care Center, will oversee the program.
August 24, 2009
Submitted by James Chisum ORANGE COUNTY -- Last spring, Emily Roberts, a working mother of three, was diagnosed with Stage IV Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). A few months later, she created her blog, ‘Emily's Lung Cancer Journey: Creating Awareness of Lung Cancer in Women’ to update friends and family and spread the word. At first, Roberts used her blog so she wouldn’t have to write hundreds of e-mails to relatives to keep them posted but then turned her journal into a resource for lung cancer patients and their families.
May 21, 2001
Tariq Malik NEWPORT BEACH - Orange County children waging a daily war against the cancer afflicting them set aside their sickness Sunday for a day of fun. About 100 children, ranging from infants to young adults, and their families packed into a tent at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort for a Dancin' Cowpokes celebration sponsored by the American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's League. There, they enjoyed several activities including swing dancing, face painting and sliding.
July 25, 2011
A federal judge sentenced a Corona del Mar doctor to 18 months in prison for submitting bills for drugs that cancer patients never received, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Glen R. Justice, 66, was sentenced Monday at the U.S. District Court in Santa Ana. He pleaded guilty to five counts of health-care fraud in May 2010. Justice ran the Pacific Coast Hematology/Oncology Medical Group in Fountain Valley, according to a news release. He was convicted of billing insurance providers, including Medicare, for injectable drugs that patients never received and for more expensive drugs than were actually administered.
August 1, 2012
Medical marijuana advocates on Wednesday submitted nearly 6,800 signatures to the Costa Mesa city clerk in hopes of placing an initiative on the November ballot that would legalize nonprofit collectives citywide. "It's imperative to provide safe access for veterans and cancer patients," said dispensary owner Robert Martinez. "I'm super stoked to bring these signatures. " Martinez held a press conference outside of City Hall announcing that he and members of the Orange County Cannabis Alliance gathered nearly 1,000 more valid signatures than the 5,812 required, or 10% of registered voters.
August 27, 2002
Paddleboarders raise $100,000 for cancer All four Newport Beach men competing in a Sunday paddleboard race from Catalina Island to the Manhattan Beach Pier completed the 32-mile ordeal. The men joined the race to raise funds for Newport Harbor High School graduate Suzanne Leider, who died of cancer earlier this month. They raised nearly $100,000 for survivors and family members of synovial cell sarcoma, they said. Mark Schulein, Scott Lincoln, Jack Hamilton and Keith Munemitsu all finished the Catalina Classic race in a field of more than 70 participants.