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Breakthroughs - Kimlin Ashing
Kimlin Ashing Q&A: Reducing cancer health disparities
April 28, 2016

Cancer continues to have a widespread impact on our families, friends and communities. City of Hope's Kimlin Ashing, Ph.D. shares her insights on health disparities among minority populations and how best to overcome barriers to better care.

Breakthroughs - Celebrity cases may have led to rise in double mastectomies
Celebrity cases may have led to rise in double mastectomies
April 27, 2016

City of Hope breast cancer expert comments on a new study published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology on the rise in double mastectomies and its correlation with media coverage of celebrities with breast cancer.

Breakthroughs - Lung cancer patient finds joy in the moment
Lung cancer patient finds joy in the moment
April 26, 2016

Lung cancer survivor Aasit J. Patel is a man transformed. The super-friendly litigation manager from Irvine brims with life-affirming words of wisdom like, “Enjoy what you have, each and every minute!” and “Life is all about having fun!”

Breakthroughs - Beta Blockers could slow or stop cancer growth
New findings suggest beta-blockers could slow or stop cancer growth
April 25, 2016

Chronic stress has long been linked to increasing cancer risk, and recent studies show that stress hormones play a direct role in supporting cancer growth. In a hopeful development, researchers at City of Hope have found that beta-blockers, a common medication used to treat high blood pressure, may be one answer to stopping cancer growth from stress — particularly brain metastases caused from breast cancer.

Breakthroughs - 7 tips for bone marrow or stem cell donors
Thinking of becoming a bone marrow or stem cell donor? Here are 7 tips
April 22, 2016

They say the best gifts come from the heart, but the most impactful one you can give may just be in your cells. More than 7,500 patients worldwide are in need of a stem cell or bone marrow donor, and you may be that special someone who gives a desperate patient a miraculous second chance at life. Here are 7 tips on how to become a donor.