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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
  • City of Hope is extending the reach of its lifesaving mission well beyond U.S. borders. To that end, three distinguished City of Hope leaders visited China earlier this year to lay the foundation for the institution’s new International Medicine Program. The program is part of City of Hope’s strategi...
  • A hallmark of cancer is that it doesn’t always limit itself to a primary location. It spreads. Breast cancer and lung cancer in particular are prone to spread, or metastasize, to the brain. Often the brain metastasis isn’t discovered until years after the initial diagnosis, just when patients were beginning to ...
  • Blueberries, cinnamon, baikal scullcap, grape seed extract (and grape skin extract), mushrooms, barberry, pomegranates … all contain compounds with the potential to treat, or prevent, cancer. Scientists at City of Hope have found tantalizing evidence of this potential and are determined to explore it to t...
  • Most women who are treated for breast cancer with a mastectomy do not choose to undergo reconstructive surgery. The reasons for this, according to a recent JAMA Surgery study, vary. Nearly half say they do not want any additional surgery, while nearly 34 percent say breast cancer reconstruction simply isn’t imp...
  • The leading risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. The second top risk factor is getting older. Obviously, these two factors cannot be controlled, which is why all women should be aware of their risk and how to minimize those risks. Many risk factors can be mitigated, and simple changes can lead...
  • All women are at some risk of developing the disease in their lifetimes, but breast cancer, like other cancers, has a disproportionate effect on minorities. Although white women have the highest incidence of breast cancer, African-American women have the highest breast cancer death rates of all racial and ethni...
  • First, the good news: HIV infections have dropped dramatically over the past 30 years. Doctors, researchers and health officials have made great strides in preventing and treating the disease, turning what was once a death sentence into, for some, a chronic condition. Now, the reality check: HIV is still a worl...
  • Screening for breast cancer has dramatically increased the number of cancers found before they cause symptoms – catching the disease when it is most treatable and curable. Mammograms, however, are not infallible. It’s important to conduct self-exams, and know the signs and symptoms that should be checked by a h...
  • 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.   In his previ...
  • In a single day, former professional triathlete Lisa Birk learned she couldn’t have children and that she had breast cancer. “Where do you go from there?” she asks. For Birk, who swims three miles, runs 10 miles and cycles every day, the answer  ultimately was a decision to take control of her cancer care. Afte...
  • More and more people are surviving cancer, thanks to advanced cancer treatments and screening tools. Today there are nearly 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. But in up to 20 percent of cancer patients, the disease ultimately spreads to their brain. Each year, nearly 170,000 new cases of brain ...
  • Cancer cells are masters of survival. Despite excessive damage to their most basic workings and the constant vigilance of the body’s immune system, they manage to persevere. Much of this extraordinary ability to survive falls under the control of proteins bearing the name STAT, short for signal transducer and a...
  • One person receives the breast cancer diagnosis, but the cancer affects the entire family. Couples, in particular, can find the diagnosis and treatment challenging, especially if they have traditional male/female communication styles. “Though every individual is unique, men and women often respond differently d...
  • Here’s a statistic you’ll hear and read frequently over the next month: One in eight women born in the United States will develop breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. Although this statement is accurate, based on breast cancer incidence rates in 2013, it’s often misunderstood. Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., d...
  • This time of year, how can anyone not think pink? Through the power of pastel packaging, October has been etched permanently into the American public’s consciousness as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The color pink is now synonymous with breast cancer. Suffice to say, awareness has been raised. Now itR...