New technology is making it easier for doctors to detect prostate cancer in men and could prove to be an effective treatment for the disease. Kiet Do reports. (2-25-21)
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Game Changing New Test Helps Doctors Find Hidden Prostate CancerNew technology is making it easier for doctors to detect prostate cancer in men and could prove to be an effective treatment for the disease. Kiet Do reports. (2-25-21)
Mobile Lab Brings Breast Cancer Testing to the NeighborhoodMany women are missing routine mammograms during the pandemic. Now a high-tech van is making this crucial screening more convenient. Elizabeth Cook reports. (10-30-20)
Boseman's Death Highlights Racial Disparities of Colon CancerColon cancer is a disease that disproportionately affects Black men. KPIX 5's Len Kiese reports. (8-31-20)
Foster City Police Rally Behind Officer's Son as He Battles CancerMembers of the Foster City police department are taking time away from the job to support one of their own whose son is in the fight of his life. Juliette Goodrich reports. (8-26-20)
Father's Battle With Cancer Inspired SRA Scholar Ramon Zermeno To Help Others'Students Rising Above' scholar Ramon Zermeno saw his father battle cancer and felt powerless to help. SRA's Michelle Griego reports Ramon is serving his community, helping others who are facing their own healthcare concerns.
Child Diagnosed With Rare Blood Cancer Saved by UCSF 'Miracle' TreatmentJuliette Goodrich has the story of some Bay Area physicians who never gave up on a boy named Quincy who suffered from a rare and deadly cancer. (9-26-19)
Hayward Company Says It May Be On The Verge Of Cancer Treatment BreakthroughReflexion, a Hayward company, might be on the verge of a breakthrough in the treatment of late-stage cancers by using targeted radiation treatment. KPIX 5's Devin Fehely got a tour of their new facility and heard their story. (5-22-2019)
CA Great America Hosts 'Courageous Kids Day' For Those Fighting CancerOn Mother's Day, California's Great America hosted the 30th Annual Courageous Kids Day for kids battling cancer and their families. Devin Fehely reports. (5-12-2019)
Worldwide Drive to Find Blood Match for 2-Year-Old Comes to San FranciscoA desperate, worldwide effort to save the life of a little girl in Florida came to San Francisco on Sunday. John Ramos reports. (1-6-2019)
Bay Area Family Seeks Marrow Donor for Daughter with Rare DiseaseEvery three minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and the family of a Bay Area four-year-old worries she may be one of the next. Julie Watts reports. (12-15-18)
At Issue: Living With CancerLiving with cancer -- or loved ones with cancer -- is increasingly common. Julie Watts speaks with author and illustrator Nicole Skibola, a cancer survivor herself, about Skibola's new book "Wakeful Night: A Structured Reflection on Loss and Illumination" (10-13-18)
ConsumerWatch: Tainted Breakfast CerealsA new report finds that popular breakfast foods, including some cereals and granolas contain weed-killing chemical that some experts have linked to cancer. Julie Watts reports. (8-15-18)
San Francisco Jury Orders Monsanto to Pay $289 Million to School GroundskeeperA San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease. Team coverage from Julie Watts, Andria Borba and Melissa Caen. (8-10-18)
Dad Runs 1000s Of Miles To Help Kids With Cancer In Honor Of His SonA Southern California dad is running thousands of miles to help kids with cancer, in honor of his son. Jessica Flores met him when he made a pit stop in the Bay Area.
SF Boy's Cancer Diagnosis Leads Family, Friends to Help Other PatientsA San Francisco family stricken with the news of their son's cancer diagnosis have turned the outpouring of support for their child into help for other young cancer survivors. Joe Vazquez reports. (5-31-18)
Vietnam Veterans Fight to Get Rare Form of Cancer Covered by VAIt took decades for the Veterans Administration to acknowledge the connection between Agent Orange and the illnesses of hundreds of Vietnam veterans. Now some vets are fighting to get help for another deadly killer that they believe is connected to their years of service. Allen Martin reports. (4-27-18)
Young Man Who Survived Multiple Bouts with Cancer Celebrates with Final Four 'Wish'Twenty-year-old Joe Kelly of Novato has battled cancer multiple times over 15 years. Now he's finally getting to see his "Make a wish" dream come true. Allen Martin reports. (3-29-18)
23AndMe Receives FDA Approval To Test For Breast Cancer Gene MutationsThere's a new genetic test for breast cancer that can be taken at home, without a doctor's approval. And not everyone is on board with it. Katie Nielsen reports. (3/6/18)
UK Research Links Compound in Asparagus to CancerResearch out of the United Kingdom has found a possible link between an amino acid called aparagine and cancer in mice. That report was greeted with a heaping helping of skepticism by the executive director of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau. (2-10-18)
Federal Study Shows Possible Health Risk from Cellphone RadiationA major new study out Friday is raising a lot of questions about a link between cellphones and cancer. Andria Borba reports. (2-2-18)
ConsumerWatch: 5G Cellphone Towers Signal Renewed Concerns Over Impacts on HealthWireless carriers are installing millions of towers across the country to enable the new, faster 5G cellphone technology. KPIX asks the question: Are there legitimate health concerns? Julie Watts reports. (1-25-18)
Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Rich Valdes Urges AwarenessPancreatic cancer survivor Rich Valdes and his wife Sarah share their story with Bay Sunday host Kenny Choi and urge people to seek treatment. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month.
Popular Products Claim To Block Radiation Coming From Your DevicesPopular products are claiming to block radiation coming from your tech devices, but we put them to the test. Julie Watts reports. (11/13/17)
'20 Shades Of Pink' Gala Honors Memory Of Journalist Faith FancherA gala to honor the memory of award-winning journalist Faith Fancher is happening on August 26, 2017, at Oakland's Marriott Hotel. KPIX 5's Barbara Rodgers stopped by Bay Sunday to tell host Kenny Choi more about it.