Long Beach cancer patients
Cancer not only affects the body, it affects the mind and spirit. Over the past 14 years, Team Spirit Long Beach has raised more than $2.2 million for cancer support programs at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial.
Local Long Beach “celebrity” chefs are partnering with Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach cancer patients for a live cooking competition to raise money for the Adolescence and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program at the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center (JJCCC) at Miller Children’s.
For the second year in a row, Simmzy’s on 2nd St. in Belmont Shore is teaming up with the MemorialCare Breast Center at Long Beach Memorial to create awareness and support a good cause. 10 Days for Tata’s is a 10-day-long event that gives restaurant customers the ability to order select menu items in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cause Coleen Liebzeit knew Simmzy’s could get behind.
The first wave of VIP guests enter the Todd Cancer Pavilion lobby to see a special art piece constructed out of 10,000 origami cranes given to TCI by the community.
After 20 months of construction the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute (TCI) at Long Beach Memorial has finally opened the doors to their brand-new Todd Cancer Pavilion for special sneak peek events.
Cathy Kopy, Executive Director, MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute and Mike Tuohy, V.P. Project Executive, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. pose with the “Key of Hope” as McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. officially turned over the keys to Long Beach Memorial.
Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach is the first children’s hospital cancer program in California to receive Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).
Cancer chemotherapy offers patients the promise of healing but often at the cost of severe side effects, so researchers are seeking better ways of delivering drugs.
One of those is Katarzyna Slowinska, an associate professor of biochemistry at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), who is investigating how collagen, a naturally occurring bodily substance, can be manipulated into carrying and releasing cancer drugs directly at or even inside tumor cells.
Thousands of survivors, family members and friends affected by breast and ovarian cancer are expected to march together at the 13th annual Team Spirit 10K walk on Sat., Sept. 15 starting at Alamitos Bay Landing. The annual walk will raise funds for the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute (TCI) at Long Beach Memorial, and this year, event organizers hope to generate more than $300,000 for breast and ovarian cancer support programs.
Cancer patients dread the hours spent hooked to intravenous lines that send toxic chemotherapy medications like Paclitaxel into their bodies, treating the tumors but also producing problematic side effects.
Now, Katarzyna Slowinska, an associate professor of chemistry at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), is investigating how collagen, a naturally occurring bodily substance, can be manipulated into carrying and releasing cancer drugs directly at or even inside tumor cells.