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Time Warner Cable: Health and Cancer Prevention in the Community
Mayra Serrano with the City of Hope, talks to Time Warner Cable Local Edition, Brad Pomerance, about spreading the word about health and preventing cancer within the community.
 
 
 
 
CCN: The Dangers of Colorectal Cancer
Dr. Kimlin Ashing discusses the deadly impact of colorectal cancer.
 
 
 
 
CCN: Colon Cancer as a Preventable Disease
Dr. Kimlin Ashing from City of Hope talks about the preventable disease of colon cancer.
 
 
 
Breakthroughs: Cancer Health Disparities by the Numbers
“The causes of cancer health disparities are complex, with root causes stemming from genetic susceptibility, stress and immune function, and family history, as well as health care system factors including preventive care access and utilization, quality care, and diagnostic and therapeutic care delay,” said Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D., director of the Center of Community Alliance for Research & Education (CCARE) at City of Hope. Read full article here.
 
Dr. Kimlin Ashing Named in "2014 Women of the Year"
Rep. Grace F. Napolitano honored 24 women who had been nominated by volunteer organizations for exemplary service at the 2014 “Women of the Year” ceremony at the Azusa Woman’s Club in Azusa. “The general public does not realize the importance of volunteering in churches, civic organizations, and nonprofits that these women bring to their communities,” Napolitano said. “The efforts these women have made, which have taken them away from their families, are to be commended and celebrated. Our attempt to recognize a few of these women whose unselfish acts impact so many is symbolic of the countless unsung heroines who make a difference in so many lives. We thank them and their families, and we congratulate them on their achievements.” Read full article here.
 
KCAL9: Program Educates African-American Women on Cancer
A campaign is underway at City of Hope hospital in Duarte to educate African-American women about the risks of breast cancer. KCAL9’s Melanie Woodrow reports the Patient Navigator program offers support for survivors and raises awareness for those at risk. "Behavioral scientist Dr. Kimlin Tam Ashing, the driving force behind the program, said black women often get lost in the follow-up phase of treatment..." Watch interview here.
 
School Children Help Raise Funds for Breast Cancer
St. Margaret Mary School in Chino celebrated their annual "Pink Day" on Friday, October 25.  The children donated a dollar for the City of Hope and wore pink shirts to school.  They honored all those they know who have battled breast cancer by writing their names on a large poster and took a picture of the entire school body in the shape of a giant pink ribbon (picture above).  Mayra Serrano, Community Interventionist from City of Hope's Center of Community Alliance for Research and Education (CCARE), spoke with the students in the afternoon to educate them on breast cancer and about how their donations will be used.  They ended the day with a fundraiser of pink snow cones.  All donations and proceeds totaled $408 and were sent to the City of Hope to help end the battle of breast cancer.
 
American Psychological Association: Life-Changing Interventions
Psychologists’ research is preventing and reducing the burden of cancer; Dr. Kimlin Tam Ashing weighs in. Download the article here .
 
San Gabriel Valley Tribune: Senator Ed Hernandez Recognizes Women of Achievement
"Assemblyman Dr. Ed Hernandez [...] honored ten women who live and/or work within the district in commemoration of Women's History Month. Honorees were selected based on nominations submitted by people from their communities." Download the rest of the article  here .
 
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism: Leveling the Playing Field in Cancer Care
"Those who survive cancer run a life-changing gauntlet [...]. Many of the aftereffects can be avoided through long-term care, but those programs are often inaccessible to the poor, particularly ethnic minorities..." Download the rest of the article here
 
Latino USA: The Psychology of Breast Cancer in Latinas
Half of Latina breast cancer survivors suffer from depression. These rates are much higher than the average among other survivors. Dr. Ashing at City of Hope in Los Angeles shares her research on the psychological aspects of recovery with our host Maria Hinojosa. She discusses the role of spirituality, family and beliefs about women’s responsibilities in helping or hindering detection, treatment and recovery. Click here for the article or here for only the audio.
 
Los Angeles Times: Why Breast Cancer is More Likely to Kill Black Women
This article explores why black women on Medicare fare worse after breast cancer diagnoses than similar white women, a study finds. Researchers blame preexisting health issues such as diabetes. Dr. Ashing weighs in on this relevant topic. Click here to read the full article.
 
The ASCO Post: Young Women and Breast Cancer
Investigators at City of Hope take a closer look at the rise in young minority women with breast cancer. Dr. Ashing and Monica Rosales share about exciting new studies. Click here to read the full article.
 
CCARE Encourages Cervical Exams Among At-Risk Women in Inland Empire
Studies show minority women in southern California remain at a high risk for cervical cancer. And although routine screenings make this cancer easily preventable, far too few women avail themselves of these medical services. CCARE embarked on a clinical trial to address this issue.
 
Minority Nurse: Addressing Disparities in Cancer Treatment
Dr. Ashing discusses the role of minority nurses in working to reduce cancer disparities in their community, and discusses optimal prevention strategies for women everywhere. Click here to read the full article.
 
 
 
 
 

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CCARE In The News

Time Warner Cable: Health and Cancer Prevention in the Community
Mayra Serrano with the City of Hope, talks to Time Warner Cable Local Edition, Brad Pomerance, about spreading the word about health and preventing cancer within the community.
 
 
 
 
CCN: The Dangers of Colorectal Cancer
Dr. Kimlin Ashing discusses the deadly impact of colorectal cancer.
 
 
 
 
CCN: Colon Cancer as a Preventable Disease
Dr. Kimlin Ashing from City of Hope talks about the preventable disease of colon cancer.
 
 
 
Breakthroughs: Cancer Health Disparities by the Numbers
“The causes of cancer health disparities are complex, with root causes stemming from genetic susceptibility, stress and immune function, and family history, as well as health care system factors including preventive care access and utilization, quality care, and diagnostic and therapeutic care delay,” said Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D., director of the Center of Community Alliance for Research & Education (CCARE) at City of Hope. Read full article here.
 
Dr. Kimlin Ashing Named in "2014 Women of the Year"
Rep. Grace F. Napolitano honored 24 women who had been nominated by volunteer organizations for exemplary service at the 2014 “Women of the Year” ceremony at the Azusa Woman’s Club in Azusa. “The general public does not realize the importance of volunteering in churches, civic organizations, and nonprofits that these women bring to their communities,” Napolitano said. “The efforts these women have made, which have taken them away from their families, are to be commended and celebrated. Our attempt to recognize a few of these women whose unselfish acts impact so many is symbolic of the countless unsung heroines who make a difference in so many lives. We thank them and their families, and we congratulate them on their achievements.” Read full article here.
 
KCAL9: Program Educates African-American Women on Cancer
A campaign is underway at City of Hope hospital in Duarte to educate African-American women about the risks of breast cancer. KCAL9’s Melanie Woodrow reports the Patient Navigator program offers support for survivors and raises awareness for those at risk. "Behavioral scientist Dr. Kimlin Tam Ashing, the driving force behind the program, said black women often get lost in the follow-up phase of treatment..." Watch interview here.
 
School Children Help Raise Funds for Breast Cancer
St. Margaret Mary School in Chino celebrated their annual "Pink Day" on Friday, October 25.  The children donated a dollar for the City of Hope and wore pink shirts to school.  They honored all those they know who have battled breast cancer by writing their names on a large poster and took a picture of the entire school body in the shape of a giant pink ribbon (picture above).  Mayra Serrano, Community Interventionist from City of Hope's Center of Community Alliance for Research and Education (CCARE), spoke with the students in the afternoon to educate them on breast cancer and about how their donations will be used.  They ended the day with a fundraiser of pink snow cones.  All donations and proceeds totaled $408 and were sent to the City of Hope to help end the battle of breast cancer.
 
American Psychological Association: Life-Changing Interventions
Psychologists’ research is preventing and reducing the burden of cancer; Dr. Kimlin Tam Ashing weighs in. Download the article here .
 
San Gabriel Valley Tribune: Senator Ed Hernandez Recognizes Women of Achievement
"Assemblyman Dr. Ed Hernandez [...] honored ten women who live and/or work within the district in commemoration of Women's History Month. Honorees were selected based on nominations submitted by people from their communities." Download the rest of the article  here .
 
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism: Leveling the Playing Field in Cancer Care
"Those who survive cancer run a life-changing gauntlet [...]. Many of the aftereffects can be avoided through long-term care, but those programs are often inaccessible to the poor, particularly ethnic minorities..." Download the rest of the article here
 
Latino USA: The Psychology of Breast Cancer in Latinas
Half of Latina breast cancer survivors suffer from depression. These rates are much higher than the average among other survivors. Dr. Ashing at City of Hope in Los Angeles shares her research on the psychological aspects of recovery with our host Maria Hinojosa. She discusses the role of spirituality, family and beliefs about women’s responsibilities in helping or hindering detection, treatment and recovery. Click here for the article or here for only the audio.
 
Los Angeles Times: Why Breast Cancer is More Likely to Kill Black Women
This article explores why black women on Medicare fare worse after breast cancer diagnoses than similar white women, a study finds. Researchers blame preexisting health issues such as diabetes. Dr. Ashing weighs in on this relevant topic. Click here to read the full article.
 
The ASCO Post: Young Women and Breast Cancer
Investigators at City of Hope take a closer look at the rise in young minority women with breast cancer. Dr. Ashing and Monica Rosales share about exciting new studies. Click here to read the full article.
 
CCARE Encourages Cervical Exams Among At-Risk Women in Inland Empire
Studies show minority women in southern California remain at a high risk for cervical cancer. And although routine screenings make this cancer easily preventable, far too few women avail themselves of these medical services. CCARE embarked on a clinical trial to address this issue.
 
Minority Nurse: Addressing Disparities in Cancer Treatment
Dr. Ashing discusses the role of minority nurses in working to reduce cancer disparities in their community, and discusses optimal prevention strategies for women everywhere. Click here to read the full article.
 
 
 
 
 
Overview
Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is responsible for fundamentally expanding the world’s understanding of how biology affects diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS and diabetes.
 
 
Research Departments/Divisions

City of Hope is a leader in translational research - integrating basic science, clinical research and patient care.
 

Research Shared Services

City of Hope embodies the spirit of scientific collaboration by sharing services and core facilities with colleagues here and around the world.
 

Our Scientists

Our research laboratories are led by the best and brightest minds in scientific research.
 

City of Hope’s Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences equips students with the skills and strategies to transform the future of modern medicine.
Develop new therapies, diagnostics and preventions in the fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
 


NEWS & UPDATES
  • “Lucky” is not usually a term used to describe someone diagnosed with cancer.  But that’s how 34-year-old Alex Camargo’s doctor described him when he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer — the disease is one of the most treatable cancers at all stages. That doctor was ultimately proved righ...
  • Geoff Berman, 61, starts his day with the motto: “The sun is up. I’m vertical. It’s a good day.” Ever since he’s been in remission from lymphoma, Berman makes a special point of being grateful for each day, reminding himself that being alive is a gift. “I just enjoy living,” he said. “I give e...
  • Neural stem cells have a natural ability to seek out cancer cells in the brain. Recent research from the laboratories of Michael Barish, Ph.D., and Karen Aboody, M.D., may offer a new explanation for this attraction between stem cells and tumors. Prior to joining City of Hope, Aboody, now a professor in the Dep...
  • The American Society of Clinical Oncology, a group that includes more than 40,000 cancer specialists around the country, recently issued a list of the five most profound cancer advances over the past five decades. Near the top of the list was the introduction of chemotherapy for testicular cancer. To many in th...
  • “The dying, as a group, have been horribly underserved.” So says Bonnie Freeman, R.N., D.N.P., A.N.P.-B.C., A.C.H.P.N., a nurse practitioner in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope. After nearly 25 years, primarily in critical care nursing, Freeman saw that the needs of the dying were ofte...
  • “Are we the only ones who feel this way?” Courtney Bitz, L.C.S.W., a social worker in the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at City of Hope, often hears this question from couples trying to cope with a breast cancer diagnosis and still keep their relationship strong. The ques...
  • Diabetes investigators at City of Hope are studying the full trajectory of diabetes and metabolic disorders, as well as complications of the disease. One especially promising approach focuses on proteins known as growth factors. Led by Fouad Kandeel, M.D., Ph.D., chair and professor of the Department of Clinica...
  • Acute myeloid leukemia is the most common form of acute leukemia among adults, accounting for 18,000 diagnoses in 2014. Two decades ago, in 1996, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) published its first guidelines for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia, or AML. Margaret O’Donnell, M.D., assoc...
  • Children diagnosed with cancer are more likely than ever before to survive the disease, but with a potential new set of health problems caused by the cancer treatment itself. Those problems can particularly affect the heart, and as doctors and other health care workers try to assess how best to care for this sp...
  • Karen Reckamp, M.D., M.S., has an office next to my own, and we often see patients at the same time. As such, I’ve gotten to know her quite well over the years, and I’ve also gotten a glimpse of many of her patients. She specializes in lung cancer, and most of her patients have tumors […]
  • Today is National Doctors Day, the official day to recognize, thank and celebrate the tremendous work physicians do each and every day. Launched in 1991 via a presidential proclamation from then-President George Bush, the observance offers a chance to reflect on the qualities that define truly great medical car...
  • When considering cancer risk, categories like “women’s cancers” and “men’s cancers” may not matter. A complete medical history, especially of first-degree relatives, must be considered when evaluating risk. A new study drives home that fact. Published in the journal Cancer, the study found a link between a fami...
  • Precision medicine holds promise – on that doctors, especially cancer specialists, can agree. But this sophisticated approach to treatment, which incorporates knowledge about a person’s genetic profile, environment and lifestyle, isn’t yet standard for all cancers. It can’t be. Researchers and scientists are st...
  • Frank Di Bella, 70, is on a mission: Find a cure for metastatic bladder cancer. It’s just possible he might. Although Di Bella isn’t a world-renowned physician, cancer researcher or scientist, he knows how to make things happen. For more than 20 years, he served as chairman of annual fundraising gal...
  • The physical side effects of cancer can damage anyone’s self-confidence, but especially that of women who, rightly or wrongly, are more likely to find their appearance (or their own perception of their appearance) directly connected to their ability to face the world with something resembling aplomb. Furt...