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City of Hope has a long track record of research breakthroughs. Our findings have helped people all over the world. Carrying on that legacy of scientific excellence is what makes our jobs so challenging as well as rewarding.

Behind the scenes of a clinical trial

July 21, 2016 | City of Hope

At City of Hope, at least 400 clinical trials are going on at any given time. To help illuminate the clinical trial process for patients, here are five facts you may not have known.

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20th Annual Walk for Hope raises funds for cancer treatments to benefit women everywhere

July 19, 2016 | Denise Heady

For 20 years, thousands of cancer survivors, patients, families and friends have participated in City of Hope’s annual Walk for Hope to not only raise money and awareness for women’s cancers, but to support and honor all those who have fought - or even will fight - women's cancers. Register today.

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Even when an obese person loses weight, health problems could persist due to epigenetics

July 18, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

When an obese person loses weight, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as liver, colon and breast cancers and other diseases linked to obesity, diminishes, right? That might not be the case. A new study by City of Hope researchers found that even after a low-fat diet is consumed, long-term disease risks could persist.

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‘Cancer Fashionista’ dresses up to face myeloma

July 15, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

Appearance and emotions are often intertwined, so it stands to reason that improving what’s going on outwardly could help a patient - at least emotionally - face what’s going on inside with cancer. City of Hope patient Donna McNutt offers tips.

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Donate blood in the summer too

July 13, 2016 | Denise Heady

Summer is a notoriously difficult time for blood and platelet collections, but the need for blood and platelets never takes a holiday. Don't forget to donate today.

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Focus on skin cancer: Q&A with Kim Margolin, M.D.

July 12, 2016 | City of Hope

Kim Margolin, M.D., answers questions about the latest in melanoma treatment and research. While she is excited about new discoveries that are feeding more fine-tuned and effective therapies, she stresses that sunscreen’s benefits go beyond the obvious, and that early detection is still the most effective form of prevention.

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Inside the lab: Training your immune system to fight cancer

July 11, 2016 | Denise Heady

Soon, brain cancer will be treated differently. Just ask scientist Christine Brown, Ph.D., associate director of the T Cell Immunotherapy Laboratory at City of Hope. Brown is on the forefront of a specific kind of immunotherapy: CAR-T cell therapy. Here, Brown tells us how this type of therapy works and what it could mean for future treatment.

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Love, pride and respect conquer T cell lymphoma for married couple

July 7, 2016 | City of Hope

Effective treatment for cancer means more than a great set of doctors and facilities. It requires a culture that recognizes and values how the support of those closest to a patient can play a major part in recovery. Rob Kipper and his partner Craig Prater experienced this firsthand, when a health crisis challenged their domestic tranquility more than a decade ago.

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Summer skin safety: Accessories that protect against skin cancer

July 6, 2016 | H. Chung So

One of the joys of summer is basking outdoors in the warm sunshine. Whether you are spending these long summer days on the beach or at backyard barbecues, keep in mind that getting too much sun puts you at increased risk for skin cancer.

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Hereditary colon cancer day will bring families together

July 6, 2016 | City of Hope

The Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics at City of Hope and the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation will be holding a free conference called Hereditary Colon Cancer Family Day. The all-day event will bring together families affected by hereditary colon cancer syndromes and provide access to medical experts for a day of education, socialization and support.

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