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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.

Meet our doctors: Arti Hurria puts the focus on older cancer patients

February 05, 2016 | Robin Heffler

While the population of the United States continues to age, fueled in large part by medical advances and Baby Boomers, the number of physicians who specialize in treating older patients is on the decline. At the same time, the risk and incidence of cancer increases with age, with approximately 60 percent of all cancers occurring in people over 65.

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World Cancer Day: We can. I can.

February 04, 2016 | City of Hope

Everything we do at City of Hope has one purpose: To make cancer a thing of the past. Now more than ever, we have reason to believe that goal is in sight. As we mark International World Cancer Day, City of Hope enthusiastically supports this year's theme: We Can. I Can.

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Struggling with chemo brain? 7 tips that will help

February 03, 2016 | Nancy Brands Ward

As an editor for more than 20 years, Erin Michaela Sweeney was adept at helping people find the right words to express themselves. But after five rounds of chemotherapy, she found herself using the imprecise word “thingy” in sentences to refer to objects whose name she couldn’t remember.

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Antibodies discovery could revolutionize the treatment of cancer

February 02, 2016 | Elise Lamar

Stat, Myc, Myb, Fos, Ras, and Fox: Those bland monosyllables, unfamiliar to most of us, command the respect and fear of oncologists and cancer researchers worldwide. Why? Because they name proteins that drive uncontrollable cell division, metastasis, and/or drug resistance in numerous cancers.

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5 Important Ways to Observe World Cancer Day and reduce your cancer risk

February 01, 2016 | City of Hope

As World Cancer Day puts a global spotlight on this challenging disease on Feb. 4, the event’s theme – “We can. I can.” – reminds us the fight begins on a personal level. Each person can make a lifestyle change to have a better shot against cancer, such as becoming more active, losing weight, or quitting smoking.

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American Cancer Society honors City of Hope nurse researcher with Quality of Life Award

January 30, 2016 | City of Hope

For more than 40 years, Marcia M. Grant, one of the most respected nurse researchers in the country, has devoted her life to others. Now, with a prestigious award, the American Cancer Society has said a heart-felt "thank you".

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City of Hope joins conversation on President Obama’s “moonshot” initiative to cure cancer

January 28, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

As part of President Barack Obama’s “moonshot” initiative to cure cancer, members of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN) met Thursday with senior officials from the president and Vice President Joe Biden’s staff to discuss advancements in cancer research.

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Is genetic testing for cancer risk right for you? What you need to know

January 28, 2016 | Travis Marshall

Cancer researchers, like those at City of Hope, have come to understand that mutations in certain genes can mean a higher likelihood of getting certain types of cancer. That’s why genetic testing to identify these mutations has become an important tool in figuring out people’s risk of getting cancer in their lifetimes.

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