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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.

How to check for skin cancer (w/infographic)

June 27, 2016 | City of Hope

To catch skin cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage, conduct a head-to-toe skin self-exam once a month to check for suspicious moles. Here are other tips for detecting skin cancer.

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Lung cancer patient won't let disease 'steal the beauty of today'

June 23, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

A few years ago, before he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, City of Hope patient AJ Patel had a pronounced fear of cancer. Three years into targeted therapy for non small cell lung cancer he has lost that fear and found beauty from living in the moment.

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Researcher receives grant to study aggressive form of breast cancer

June 22, 2016 | Michael Easterling

Victoria Seewaldt, M.D., the Ruth Ziegler professor and chair in the Department of Population Sciences at City of Hope, has received a two-year grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to support her research in early detection and triple-negative breast cancer, a highly aggressive form of cancer.

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Fighting prostate cancer with mushrooms

June 21, 2016 | Denise Heady

The humble white button mushrooms are more than just salad and pizza toppers - they are a potential cancer-fighting powerhouse. Our scientists have found enticing evidence that these common fungi have the potential to treat and lower the risk of cancer and are determined to explore it to the fullest.

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Lumps, bumps and coughs: Cancer symptoms all men need to know

June 20, 2016 | City of Hope

Doctors often recommended regular check-ups and preventative cancer screenings for men once they hit 50 years old - yet many men don’t get screened often enough. Here are the 13 most common cancer symptoms found in men.

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5 facts all men need to know about cancer risks and prevention

June 17, 2016 | City of Hope

Maintaining good health and self care is a yearlong mission, and there is no better time than National Men’s Health Week and Month to highlight important information about how cancer affects the lives of men, 40 percent of whom will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives. More can be done to keep men informed about signs, risks and prevention, starting with these five key points.

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How to talk to your man about cancer

June 16, 2016 | H. Chung So

Getting regular medical checkups, recommended screenings and seeing a doctor about a symptom is one of the easiest ways to lower your risk of getting and dying from cancer. However, this is one area where men consistently fall short on. Matthew Loscalzo, L.C.S.W., offers advice on how to encourage open and regular conversations with male loved ones about their health.

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Breast Cancer: 'It's supposed to be a woman's disease'

June 15, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

Male breast cancer is unusual. Breast cancer being cast as “a woman’s disease” means men aren’t checking for it and therefore tend to be diagnosed later. Despite the paltry number of cases, being vigilant is important for men - a lesson Don Hoffman learned the hard way.

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ADA 2016: Unlocking precision medicine to treat diabetes

June 14, 2016 | City of Hope

The American Diabetes Association's 76th Scientific Sessions — the largest annual of gathering on diabetes research, treatment and care — got underway June 10 in New Orleans. The five-day convention is a massive affair with nearly 2,500 research presentations and 16,000 attendees.

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Why are Men More Likely To Die of Cancer?

June 13, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

During Men’s Health Month, City of Hope cancer center is offering tips to make men more aware of their risk and to encourage screening. This piece discusses why men are diagnosed with cancer later and have higher death rates than women.

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