Air samples taken around evacuated homes in Arvin show "high levels of cancer causing benzene," an independent environmental advocacy group said Monday.
Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno is performing the DNA test that can identify the disease in as few as five hours, rather than waiting more than two weeks for the results of blood tests, officials said.
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing the benefits and risks of two experimental colon cancer screening tests which use DNA from a patient's stool to detect dangerous tumors and growths.
During the next two weeks, enrollment drives will be held in schools, libraries and churches in a last-ditch effort to lure these two groups before the March 31 deadline.
San Joaquin Community Hospital was honored Wednesday with the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes.
IBM said Wednesday that its Watson cloud computing system will be used in partnership with a New York-based genetic research center mainly to help sequence DNA for the treatment of glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in U.S. adults.
The Annual Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center Foundation Gala featured a Mardi Gras-inspired theme with gourmet foods and wine tasting to benefit children with cancer in Kern County.
Both the numbers of deaths and hospitalizations increased slightly this week from "influenza-like illness" in Kern County.
A county task force hopes to empower communities in the fight against methamphetamine.
Campout Against Cancer will have an Extreme Challenge Competition, featuring a three-story rock wall, 30-foot zero-drop free fall and 200-foot zip line.
A state judge, citing a woman's right to privacy, ruled that mothers can decide who will be with them when giving birth.
It's not just grandma with a new hip and your uncle with a new knee. More than 2 of every 100 Americans now have an artificial joint, doctors are reporting.