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Breast Cancer Awareness Month at City of Hope

October is breast cancer awareness month. This time serves as a good reminder for all of us to better understand breast cancer risk and prevention as well as breast health management.

Much progress has been made against this disease over the years, and as a leader in research and treatment, City of Hope would like to be a resource for you so you can stay informed about risk, symptoms and prevention.

Learn more about breast cancer treatment City of Hope and meet our team of experts.

Call 800-826-HOPE (4673) to find out more about becoming a patient or getting a second opinion.
 
 
 

Latest Breast Health News and Research

Breast Health

Rise in skirt size linked to rise in breast cancer risk.Here’s why

Rise in skirt size linked to rise in breast cancer risk. Here’s why

Weighing your breast cancer risk? One study suggests a measure to consider is skirt size. A British study suggests that for each increase in skirt size every 10 years after age 25, the five-year risk of developing breast cancer postmenopause increases from one in 61 to one in 51 – a 77 percent increase in risk. The […]

 
Breast cancer survivor Becky Stokes: Shaving head isempowering, brave

Breast cancer survivor Becky Stokes: Shaving head is empowering, brave

Runners prize medals for 5Ks and marathons. Becky Stokes has a medal she cherishes from a very different kind of race: the marathon of treatments necessary to beat her aggressive triple-negative breast cancer. Just a week ago, she completed her last radiation treatment, and danced in the hospital with the staff. (You can see for […]

 
Most women forgo breast reconstruction after breast cancer,study finds

Most women forgo breast reconstruction after breast cancer, study finds

Undergoing reconstructive surgery may seem like a forgone conclusion for survivors of breast cancer, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. A new study has found that most breast cancer survivors who undergo a mastectomy decide against surgical reconstruction of their breasts. The reasons for such a decision vary, according to the breast reconstruction study published […]

 
Aspirin might reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence forobese women

Aspirin might reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence for obese women

An aspirin a day might help keep breast cancer away for some breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests. Obese women who have had breast cancer could cut their risk of a recurrence in half if they regularly take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, called NSAIDs, report researchers from the University of Texas in Austin. The […]

 
Breast cancer risk linked to birth control pills, but no needto panic

Breast cancer risk linked to birth control pills, but no need to panic

Women using some birth control pills, specifically those with high doses of estrogen and a few other formulations, may be at an increased risk of breast cancer, a new study has found. At first glance, the findings seem alarming, but a City of Hope breast cancer surgeon is warning against overreaction. The study, published recently  in the journal Cancer Research and […]

 
Her breast cancer diagnosis was grim; a second opinion savedher life

Her breast cancer diagnosis was grim; a second opinion saved her life

At 29, Kommah McDowell was a successful young professional engaged to be married to her best friend. She worked in the financial services sector and kick-boxed to keep in shape and to relax. Then came the diagnosis of triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer, a rare and very aggressive form of breast cancer. She was told she […]

 
Tamoxifen or exemestane after breast cancer? It’s trade-off,expert says

Tamoxifen or exemestane after breast cancer? It’s trade-off, expert says

The well-known drug tamoxifen might not always be the best choice for premenopausal women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer and face a heightened risk of recurrence. A new study suggests that the aromatase inhibitor exemestane, or Aromasin, works slightly better than tamoxifen in preventing cancer recurrence. Five years of tamoxifen is considered the standard of care […]

 
Better to run than walk for breast cancer survivors? Expertdoubts it

Better to run than walk for breast cancer survivors? Expert doubts it

Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle – especially for breast cancer survivors. Not only has research shown that exercise helps lower the risk of breast cancer, it also increases the survival chances for women diagnosed with the cancer. Now a study in the International Journal of Cancer suggests that breast cancer […]

 
Yearly mammograms can lower risk of breast cancerspread

Yearly mammograms can lower risk of breast cancer spread

Preventive mammogram guidelines have long been a hot topic for debate. Medical professionals and health care organizations are divided on how often a woman should be screened and at what age a woman should start preventive screening. Health care organizations such as the American Cancer Society recommend annual mammograms for women beginning at age 40. […]

 
‘My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I’d known’ – CarolDuran

‘My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I’d known’ – Carol Duran

The year 2008 started out promisingly for Carol Duran. At 43, she and her husband, Jaime, were enjoying the daily adventures of raising their rambunctious 3-year-old twins, James and Julian. Now that the boys had been accepted into preschool near their Alhambra, Calif., home, the paralegal planned to return to college to finish her degree. “Then, it […]

 
Breast cancer: Twitter users have questions; we haveanswers

Breast cancer: Twitter users have questions; we have answers

One in eight women in the U.S. will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer, meaning that you or someone you know likely will face the disease. When cast in such personal terms, that statistic can lead to a host of questions. And City of Hope has answers. During City of Hope’s live TweetChat on Oct. 15, Laura Kruper, […]

 
Breast cancer risk: To lower it, exercise and limit alcohol(w/VIDEO)

Breast cancer risk: To lower it, exercise and limit alcohol (w/VIDEO)

As with most types of cancer, the risk of developing breast cancer is based on both genetic and environmental factors. The former is fixed, but people do have control over the latter. The key is to make lifestyle choices that can lower that risk. Establishing precisely what those choices are — and their impact — is the […]

 

Resources & Downloads

Got Questions? Get Answers

TweetChat
Tuesday, Oct. 15, noon to 1 p.m. PT

Use hashtag #breastchat to participate on Twitter.
You can also follow and participate easily on
at twubs.com/breastchat.



Ask the Experts
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

City of Hope’s Cooper Auditorium and streamed LIVE on YouTube
Register now to attend in person or watch live on YouTube.


 
Women’s Cancers Program
The City of Hope Women’s Cancers Program brings together physicians and researchers from across the institution who are committed to diagnosing, treating and preventing cancers of the breast, uterus, ovary and cervix.


Breast Cancer Brochures


 
Breast Cancer Videos
Below find videos highlighting the City of Hope Breast Cancer Program, screenings and other relevant information about breast cancer.

 
 

Shop for Good


City of Hope partners with a variety of venerable brands to help raise funds for our groundbreaking research. Please support our fight to
find a cure by making your next purchases with them. Donations to City of Hope go directly into research.
 APPAREL

Hard Rock Gets KISS-ed

Hard Rock and KISS have teamed up to donate 15% from the sale of the brand’s KISS Signature Series Edition 32 T-shirt and collectible pin, in support of City of Hope. These special-edition products will be available for a limited time in stores and online.

Linea Pelle

Carry hope with you with Linea Pelle’s casual luxury handbags, belts and other leather goods, which will benefit City of Hope’s women's cancers research, treatment and education programs. Every Thursday between October 1, 2013 thru September 30, 2014 Linea Pelle will donate 5% of all products sold to City of Hope.  Linea Pelle will also include the option for stylish consumers to add an additional donation at checkout.   Go to lineapelle.com to see their entire collection, but wait until Thursday to buy!
 

Hard Rock International – The Who

Rock on with The Who. Hard Rock Café and The Who have teamed up to donate 15% from the sale of specially marked The Who Signature Series 27 T-shirts and pins available for purchase at Hard Rock locations and online benefiting City of Hope.
 
 
 
The Jason Motte Foundation and 108 Stitches have enlisted players from all 30 MLB teams to join the fight against cancer. Each team supports a different cancer-based charitable organization, selected by a player representative on behalf of that team. Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis chose City of Hope and $5 dollars from each sale of his Strike Out Cancer tee benefits City of Hope. Purchase here»
    BEAUTY

Josie Maran

Josie Maran partners with City of Hope with her GOGO (Get One Give One) program, where $1 is donated every time one GOGO mascara is purchased.  Visit josiemarancosmetics.com to get yours today.

Murad

Do good and look great with Murad’s Hydrate for Hope, a specially marked moisturizer: Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture. Murad donates 10% from the sale of this set to City of Hope’s women’s cancers research, treatment and education programs. Hydrate for Hope will be available at murad.com, Massage Envy, Sephora.com, Sephora inside JC Penney, Beauty Brands, Army/Air Force Exchange and independent spas and salons.

Pravana

Pravana International has created NEVO, a vegan and gluten free natural hair care line free of sulfates, parabens and phthalates. Pravana is donating 5% of NEVO product sales to City of Hope for cancer research, treatment and education. Learn more about NEVO at pravana.com.  Available at specialty salon supply shops nationwide.

Redken

Visit participating beauty stores to pick-up a specially marked Redken shampoo and conditioners.  Redken has made a one-time flat donation to support City of Hope’s fight against cancer.
    FOOD & BEVERAGE

Health-Ade

Health-Ade, a kombucha tea company, is supporting City of Hope with 10% of sales from their pomegranate tea to be donated to City of Hope's super foods research.  Pomegranate Health-Ade is available at select retailers, online and at farmer's markets in Southern California.
    HOME & OFFICE

The Handoff

Energetic sports radio personality, John “J.T. the Brick Tournour, has penned the book “The Handoff” where he talks about his friend Andrew Ashwood’s batter with cancer. “The Handoff” follows Ashwood’s journey through cancer, as well as Tournour’s path to understanding the caregiving process. Tournour is donating royalties from the sale of the book to City of Hope for cancer research, treatment and education.

3M Post-It + Scotch

Turn your desk into a pink party with the help of 3M Scotch and 3M Post-it , including a chic pink stiletto shoe tape dispenser and pink pebble tape dispenser, designed by world-renowned designer Karim Rashid, and pink multi-purpose scissors and pink heart pop-up note dispensers. Since 2004, programs from 3M have raised more than $1.5 million.  Check your local office products retailer for availability.

ACCO

Get a jump start on the new year with one of ACCO's specially marked calendars, planners and notebooks. Since 2008, ACCO has donated more than $2 million to City of Hope for breast cancer research, treatment and education. Check your local office products retailer for availability.

CE Supply

CE Supply Store is committed to supporting research and treatment at City of Hope for men’s and women’s cancers. Purchase any product from their “Making the Case for Hope” product line through December 2014. Products are available on the CE Supply website and amazon.com.

Georgia-Pacific

For the 2nd year in a row, Georgia-Pacific is supporting City of Hope's research and treatment with donations from their office and cleaning products. Check your local office products retailer for availability.

Liquid Fence

Liquid Fence is donating 25¢ from the sale of every specially marked deer and rabbit repellent to support City of Hope’s fight against breast cancer. Available at Home Depot and homedepot.com

Newell Rubbermaid

Newell Rubbermaid is donating 10¢ - $1.00 per specially marked pink ribbon products including “Pink@Work” products from PaperMate pens, uni-ball pens, Expo markers, Sharpie pink ribbon markers, Rolodex photo book, Liquid Paper, and Parker Pen

Staples Product Promotion

Turn your office pink with Staples’ pink ribbon stapler and tape dispensers, available in Staples stores nationwide and online. Staples is donating 50¢ from the sale of each item through December 31, 2013. Available on staples.com and in-store at Staples locations nationwide.
    EVENTS
 

Breeders' Cup World Championship

For the second year, City of Hope has been selected as the primary beneficiary of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The top of the horse racing world competes at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. When tickets are purchased using this link and promo code,10% of each purchase will benefit City of Hope. Purchase tickets here or call 877-285-8468. Use promo code BCWC14.
 

THE QUEEN MARY

Sprawling over 13,000 square feet, "Diana: Legacy of a Princess" exhibit at the historic Queen Mary includes a priceless collection of gowns and cherished memorabilia from Princess Diana, members of the Royal Family and the fashion of Princess Kate. A portion of the proceeds benefit City of Hope's fight against breast cancer. Read more »

Purchase tickets to the 2015 Northern Trust Open through TICKETS Fore CHARITY, and 100 percent of the net ticket proceeds will benefit City of Hope, the official charity of the Northern Trust Open. Purchase tickets here.
 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month at City of Hope

October is breast cancer awareness month. This time serves as a good reminder for all of us to better understand breast cancer risk and prevention as well as breast health management.

Much progress has been made against this disease over the years, and as a leader in research and treatment, City of Hope would like to be a resource for you so you can stay informed about risk, symptoms and prevention.

Learn more about breast cancer treatment City of Hope and meet our team of experts.

Call 800-826-HOPE (4673) to find out more about becoming a patient or getting a second opinion.
 
 
 

News & Research

Latest Breast Health News and Research

Breast Health

Rise in skirt size linked to rise in breast cancer risk.Here’s why

Rise in skirt size linked to rise in breast cancer risk. Here’s why

Weighing your breast cancer risk? One study suggests a measure to consider is skirt size. A British study suggests that for each increase in skirt size every 10 years after age 25, the five-year risk of developing breast cancer postmenopause increases from one in 61 to one in 51 – a 77 percent increase in risk. The […]

 
Breast cancer survivor Becky Stokes: Shaving head isempowering, brave

Breast cancer survivor Becky Stokes: Shaving head is empowering, brave

Runners prize medals for 5Ks and marathons. Becky Stokes has a medal she cherishes from a very different kind of race: the marathon of treatments necessary to beat her aggressive triple-negative breast cancer. Just a week ago, she completed her last radiation treatment, and danced in the hospital with the staff. (You can see for […]

 
Most women forgo breast reconstruction after breast cancer,study finds

Most women forgo breast reconstruction after breast cancer, study finds

Undergoing reconstructive surgery may seem like a forgone conclusion for survivors of breast cancer, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. A new study has found that most breast cancer survivors who undergo a mastectomy decide against surgical reconstruction of their breasts. The reasons for such a decision vary, according to the breast reconstruction study published […]

 
Aspirin might reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence forobese women

Aspirin might reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence for obese women

An aspirin a day might help keep breast cancer away for some breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests. Obese women who have had breast cancer could cut their risk of a recurrence in half if they regularly take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, called NSAIDs, report researchers from the University of Texas in Austin. The […]

 
Breast cancer risk linked to birth control pills, but no needto panic

Breast cancer risk linked to birth control pills, but no need to panic

Women using some birth control pills, specifically those with high doses of estrogen and a few other formulations, may be at an increased risk of breast cancer, a new study has found. At first glance, the findings seem alarming, but a City of Hope breast cancer surgeon is warning against overreaction. The study, published recently  in the journal Cancer Research and […]

 
Her breast cancer diagnosis was grim; a second opinion savedher life

Her breast cancer diagnosis was grim; a second opinion saved her life

At 29, Kommah McDowell was a successful young professional engaged to be married to her best friend. She worked in the financial services sector and kick-boxed to keep in shape and to relax. Then came the diagnosis of triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer, a rare and very aggressive form of breast cancer. She was told she […]

 
Tamoxifen or exemestane after breast cancer? It’s trade-off,expert says

Tamoxifen or exemestane after breast cancer? It’s trade-off, expert says

The well-known drug tamoxifen might not always be the best choice for premenopausal women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer and face a heightened risk of recurrence. A new study suggests that the aromatase inhibitor exemestane, or Aromasin, works slightly better than tamoxifen in preventing cancer recurrence. Five years of tamoxifen is considered the standard of care […]

 
Better to run than walk for breast cancer survivors? Expertdoubts it

Better to run than walk for breast cancer survivors? Expert doubts it

Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle – especially for breast cancer survivors. Not only has research shown that exercise helps lower the risk of breast cancer, it also increases the survival chances for women diagnosed with the cancer. Now a study in the International Journal of Cancer suggests that breast cancer […]

 
Yearly mammograms can lower risk of breast cancerspread

Yearly mammograms can lower risk of breast cancer spread

Preventive mammogram guidelines have long been a hot topic for debate. Medical professionals and health care organizations are divided on how often a woman should be screened and at what age a woman should start preventive screening. Health care organizations such as the American Cancer Society recommend annual mammograms for women beginning at age 40. […]

 
‘My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I’d known’ – CarolDuran

‘My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I’d known’ – Carol Duran

The year 2008 started out promisingly for Carol Duran. At 43, she and her husband, Jaime, were enjoying the daily adventures of raising their rambunctious 3-year-old twins, James and Julian. Now that the boys had been accepted into preschool near their Alhambra, Calif., home, the paralegal planned to return to college to finish her degree. “Then, it […]

 
Breast cancer: Twitter users have questions; we haveanswers

Breast cancer: Twitter users have questions; we have answers

One in eight women in the U.S. will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer, meaning that you or someone you know likely will face the disease. When cast in such personal terms, that statistic can lead to a host of questions. And City of Hope has answers. During City of Hope’s live TweetChat on Oct. 15, Laura Kruper, […]

 
Breast cancer risk: To lower it, exercise and limit alcohol(w/VIDEO)

Breast cancer risk: To lower it, exercise and limit alcohol (w/VIDEO)

As with most types of cancer, the risk of developing breast cancer is based on both genetic and environmental factors. The former is fixed, but people do have control over the latter. The key is to make lifestyle choices that can lower that risk. Establishing precisely what those choices are — and their impact — is the […]

 

Resources

Resources & Downloads

Got Questions? Get Answers

TweetChat
Tuesday, Oct. 15, noon to 1 p.m. PT

Use hashtag #breastchat to participate on Twitter.
You can also follow and participate easily on
at twubs.com/breastchat.



Ask the Experts
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

City of Hope’s Cooper Auditorium and streamed LIVE on YouTube
Register now to attend in person or watch live on YouTube.


 
Women’s Cancers Program
The City of Hope Women’s Cancers Program brings together physicians and researchers from across the institution who are committed to diagnosing, treating and preventing cancers of the breast, uterus, ovary and cervix.


Breast Cancer Brochures


 
Breast Cancer Videos
Below find videos highlighting the City of Hope Breast Cancer Program, screenings and other relevant information about breast cancer.

 
 

Shop for Good

Shop for Good


City of Hope partners with a variety of venerable brands to help raise funds for our groundbreaking research. Please support our fight to
find a cure by making your next purchases with them. Donations to City of Hope go directly into research.
 APPAREL

Hard Rock Gets KISS-ed

Hard Rock and KISS have teamed up to donate 15% from the sale of the brand’s KISS Signature Series Edition 32 T-shirt and collectible pin, in support of City of Hope. These special-edition products will be available for a limited time in stores and online.

Linea Pelle

Carry hope with you with Linea Pelle’s casual luxury handbags, belts and other leather goods, which will benefit City of Hope’s women's cancers research, treatment and education programs. Every Thursday between October 1, 2013 thru September 30, 2014 Linea Pelle will donate 5% of all products sold to City of Hope.  Linea Pelle will also include the option for stylish consumers to add an additional donation at checkout.   Go to lineapelle.com to see their entire collection, but wait until Thursday to buy!
 

Hard Rock International – The Who

Rock on with The Who. Hard Rock Café and The Who have teamed up to donate 15% from the sale of specially marked The Who Signature Series 27 T-shirts and pins available for purchase at Hard Rock locations and online benefiting City of Hope.
 
 
 
The Jason Motte Foundation and 108 Stitches have enlisted players from all 30 MLB teams to join the fight against cancer. Each team supports a different cancer-based charitable organization, selected by a player representative on behalf of that team. Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis chose City of Hope and $5 dollars from each sale of his Strike Out Cancer tee benefits City of Hope. Purchase here»
    BEAUTY

Josie Maran

Josie Maran partners with City of Hope with her GOGO (Get One Give One) program, where $1 is donated every time one GOGO mascara is purchased.  Visit josiemarancosmetics.com to get yours today.

Murad

Do good and look great with Murad’s Hydrate for Hope, a specially marked moisturizer: Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture. Murad donates 10% from the sale of this set to City of Hope’s women’s cancers research, treatment and education programs. Hydrate for Hope will be available at murad.com, Massage Envy, Sephora.com, Sephora inside JC Penney, Beauty Brands, Army/Air Force Exchange and independent spas and salons.

Pravana

Pravana International has created NEVO, a vegan and gluten free natural hair care line free of sulfates, parabens and phthalates. Pravana is donating 5% of NEVO product sales to City of Hope for cancer research, treatment and education. Learn more about NEVO at pravana.com.  Available at specialty salon supply shops nationwide.

Redken

Visit participating beauty stores to pick-up a specially marked Redken shampoo and conditioners.  Redken has made a one-time flat donation to support City of Hope’s fight against cancer.
    FOOD & BEVERAGE

Health-Ade

Health-Ade, a kombucha tea company, is supporting City of Hope with 10% of sales from their pomegranate tea to be donated to City of Hope's super foods research.  Pomegranate Health-Ade is available at select retailers, online and at farmer's markets in Southern California.
    HOME & OFFICE

The Handoff

Energetic sports radio personality, John “J.T. the Brick Tournour, has penned the book “The Handoff” where he talks about his friend Andrew Ashwood’s batter with cancer. “The Handoff” follows Ashwood’s journey through cancer, as well as Tournour’s path to understanding the caregiving process. Tournour is donating royalties from the sale of the book to City of Hope for cancer research, treatment and education.

3M Post-It + Scotch

Turn your desk into a pink party with the help of 3M Scotch and 3M Post-it , including a chic pink stiletto shoe tape dispenser and pink pebble tape dispenser, designed by world-renowned designer Karim Rashid, and pink multi-purpose scissors and pink heart pop-up note dispensers. Since 2004, programs from 3M have raised more than $1.5 million.  Check your local office products retailer for availability.

ACCO

Get a jump start on the new year with one of ACCO's specially marked calendars, planners and notebooks. Since 2008, ACCO has donated more than $2 million to City of Hope for breast cancer research, treatment and education. Check your local office products retailer for availability.

CE Supply

CE Supply Store is committed to supporting research and treatment at City of Hope for men’s and women’s cancers. Purchase any product from their “Making the Case for Hope” product line through December 2014. Products are available on the CE Supply website and amazon.com.

Georgia-Pacific

For the 2nd year in a row, Georgia-Pacific is supporting City of Hope's research and treatment with donations from their office and cleaning products. Check your local office products retailer for availability.

Liquid Fence

Liquid Fence is donating 25¢ from the sale of every specially marked deer and rabbit repellent to support City of Hope’s fight against breast cancer. Available at Home Depot and homedepot.com

Newell Rubbermaid

Newell Rubbermaid is donating 10¢ - $1.00 per specially marked pink ribbon products including “Pink@Work” products from PaperMate pens, uni-ball pens, Expo markers, Sharpie pink ribbon markers, Rolodex photo book, Liquid Paper, and Parker Pen

Staples Product Promotion

Turn your office pink with Staples’ pink ribbon stapler and tape dispensers, available in Staples stores nationwide and online. Staples is donating 50¢ from the sale of each item through December 31, 2013. Available on staples.com and in-store at Staples locations nationwide.
    EVENTS
 

Breeders' Cup World Championship

For the second year, City of Hope has been selected as the primary beneficiary of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The top of the horse racing world competes at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. When tickets are purchased using this link and promo code,10% of each purchase will benefit City of Hope. Purchase tickets here or call 877-285-8468. Use promo code BCWC14.
 

THE QUEEN MARY

Sprawling over 13,000 square feet, "Diana: Legacy of a Princess" exhibit at the historic Queen Mary includes a priceless collection of gowns and cherished memorabilia from Princess Diana, members of the Royal Family and the fashion of Princess Kate. A portion of the proceeds benefit City of Hope's fight against breast cancer. Read more »

Purchase tickets to the 2015 Northern Trust Open through TICKETS Fore CHARITY, and 100 percent of the net ticket proceeds will benefit City of Hope, the official charity of the Northern Trust Open. Purchase tickets here.
 
Quick Links
Get Involved
Join thousands and walk for women’s cancers, women’s cures, on Nov. 2, 2014 in Los Angeles. Event details »
Join our giving circle and help decide which breast cancer research programs to fund. Read more »
 
City of Hope researchers are looking for ways to prevent and cure cancer, and they’ve found some promising possibilities in the foods that we eat. Learn more about what they discovered.
Cooper Finkel Women’s Health Center
Many gynecological cancer and breast cancer  services at City of Hope are provided at the Rita Cooper Finkel and J. William Finkel Women's Health Center. Here, women receive the highest quality care, whether seeking prevention and screening services or coping with a cancer diagnosis.
The Positive Image Center is where licensed cosmetologists support and assist patients with building and maintaining self-confidence in their appearance. Patients can access wig fittings and stylings and discuss cosmetic techniques.
For the 11th year, U.S.News & World Report has named City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in the country.
NEWS & UPDATES
  • Gliomas, a type of tumor that grows in the brain, are very difficult to treat successfully due to their complex nature. That might not always be the case. First some background: The most aggressive and common type of primary brain tumor in adults is glioblastoma. Although the brain tumor mass can often be remov...
  • Cutaneous T cell lymphomas are types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that arise when infection-fighting white blood cells in the lymphatic system – called lymphocytes – become malignant and affect the skin. The result is rashes and, sometimes, tumors, which can be mistaken for other dermatological conditions. In a smal...
  • Weighing your breast cancer risk? One study suggests a measure to consider is skirt size. A British study suggests that for each increase in skirt size every 10 years after age 25, the five-year risk of developing breast cancer postmenopause increases from one in 61 to one in 51 – a 77 percent increase in risk....
  • Runners prize medals for 5Ks and marathons. Becky Stokes has a medal she cherishes from a very different kind of race: the marathon of treatments necessary to beat her aggressive triple-negative breast cancer. Just a week ago, she completed her last radiation treatment, and danced in the hospital with the staff...
  • Rob Darakjian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just 19 years old. He began chemotherapy and was in and out of the hospital for four months. After his fourth round of treatment, he received a bone marrow transplantation from an anonymous donor. Today, he’s cancer free. Darakjian’s s...
  • The environment plays a role in causing cancer – this much we know. But scientists are still trying to understand what that role is, what environmental factors are in play and how precisely those factors are linked to cancer. Now City of Hope researchers have unlocked a clue as to how one carcinogen triggers ca...
  • Jonathan Yamzon, M.D., assistant clinical professor of surgery in the Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, explains his approach to what’s known as “active surveillance” of men with prostate cancer. Patients need to be educated about their treatment options, he writes. Active surveillanc...
  • For most prostate cancer patients, surgery or radiation therapy is the initial and primary treatment against the disease. But some patients can benefit from chemotherapy and hormone therapy too, especially if there are signs of a relapse or if the cancer has spread beyond the prostate gland. Here, Cy Stein, M.D...
  • Cancer research has yielded scientific breakthroughs that offer patients more options, more hope for survival and a higher quality of life than ever before. The 14.5 million cancer patients living in the United States are living proof that cancer research saves lives. Now, in addition to the clinic, hospital an...
  • Advances in cancer treatment, built on discoveries made in the laboratory then brought to the bedside, have phenomenally changed the reality of living with a cancer diagnosis. More than any other time in history, people diagnosed with cancer are more likely to survive and to enjoy a high quality of life. Howeve...
  • While health care reform has led to an increase in the number of people signing up for health insurance, many people remain uninsured or are not taking full advantage of the health benefits they now have. Still others are finding that, although their premiums are affordable, they aren’t able to see the do...
  • Kidney cancer rates and thyroid cancer rates in adults have continued to rise year after year. Now a new study has found that incidence rates for these cancers are also increasing in children — particularly in African-American children. The study, published online this month in Pediatrics, examined childhood ca...
  • Thyroid cancer has become one of the fastest-growing cancers in the United States for both men and women. The chance of being diagnosed with the cancer has nearly doubled since 1990. This year an estimated 63,000 people will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the United States and nearly 1,900 people will die ...
  • Older teenagers and young adults traditionally face worse outcomes than younger children when diagnosed with brain cancer and other central nervous system tumors. A first-of-its-kind study shows why. A team of researchers from the departments of Population Sciences and Pathology at City of Hope recently examine...
  • Cancer treatment can take a toll on the mouth, even if a patient’s cancer has nothing to do with the head or throat, leading to a dry mouth, or a very sore mouth, and making it difficult to swallow or eat. Here’s some advice from the National Cancer Institute (NCI)  on how to ease cancer-related dis...