What are the best hospitals in California for cancer surgery?

  November 2015 

What are the best hospitals in California for cancer surgery? 

For decades, research has shown the more surgeries a hospital performs the better the outcome. Until now, data were not available for a given hospital. Visit the California Healthcare Foundation website to get the details and view the infographic with key findings to guide patient decision making. The Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) scientist Christina A. Clarke participated as a collaborating researcher in this study.  



Magic Mineral Broth - A Recipe from the Cancer-Fighting Kitchen Cookbook

As the days turn cooler, a mineral broth that warms your body and soul is just what the doctor ordered. The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen features 150 nutrient-rich and easy-to-prepare recipes that will help to stimulate the appetite and relieve some of the treatment side effects for cancer patients. Get the recipe for the Magic Mineral Broth here. It can be served as a delicious sipping tea or as a base for more hearty soups and stews.

CPIC’s Director of Education Pam Priest Naeve offers this suggestion when serving the broth to cancer patients: freeze the soup in ice cube trays. This way you can melt and serve the soup one cube at a time. Cancer patients are often hungry but don’t have much of an appetite, and they don’t want to waste food.


Support CPIC where you already shop and eat - at no cost to you
Donating to CPIC online is just one way you can support cancer prevention this holiday season and beyond. Designate the Cancer Prevention Institute of California as your charity of choice when you register and shop thousands of your favorite retailers online through igive.com, Amazon Smile, or eat at one of the restaurants listed on Mogl. The participating merchants will donate a percentage of sales to CPIC. Get the details.


 Caregiver Awareness Month

This month we pay tribute to those who selflessly care for loved ones facing cancer. In honor of caregivers, we share these words of wisdom from CPIC’s Living with Cancer book. Available as a free download on the CPIC website, in the book you’ll find a collection of observations and suggestions written by cancer patient family members. 


DanceFAR - Hundreds attend sold-out performance to benefit CPIC

On Tuesday, November 10, the 4th annual DanceFAR, a sold-out event benefiting the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, was held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The event featured over 60 world-class dancers from the Bay Area and beyond and a spectacular after-party.

We are grateful to the DanceFAR co-founders and producers, James Sofranko, Margaret Karl, and Garen Scribner, sponsors, dancers, choreographers and directors who donated their performances and those who purchased tickets in support of cancer prevention. To view more photos from the event, visit our Facebook page

photo by: Drew Altizer Photography

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