What You Should Know About Inherited Breast Cancer
October 25, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg
When Ming was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she knew she'd need surgery. But at her doctor's urging she also took an additional step, scheduling a session with a City of Hope genetic counselor.
For October, here are 31 facts (one a day) about breast cancer
October 24, 2017 | Nicole White and City of Hope
Beyond the pink ribbons, special product fundraisers and the pastel sea of color that marks October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month offers a reason to celebrate and to reflect.
New Treatments and Personalized Care Offer Hope for Stomach Cancer Patients
January 6, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Although it is uncommon in the U.S., stomach cancer is a serious, often devastating disease. But less than 25 percent of patients who are diagnosed with stomach cancer in the U.S. survive for five years. City of Hope’s physicians and scientists are committed to changing this.
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.
Biomarker linked to survival and treatment for BRCA-positive breast cancer patients
June 8, 2016 | H. Chung So
For breast cancer patients with BRCA gene mutations, compounds called poly ADP ribose (or PAR) can help determine treatment response and clinical outcomes.
Study: Increased genetic testing in young breast cancer patients
February 16, 2016 | Valerie Howard
More young breast cancer patients are relying on genetic testing to make informed surgical decisions. According to a new study, published online in JAMA Oncology, nearly all women under 40 years old surveyed in 2013, had undergone BRCA testing within a year of a breast cancer diagnosis, with the vast majority of those who tested positive opting for a double-mastectomy.
Is genetic testing for cancer risk right for you? What you need to know
January 28, 2016 | Travis Marshall
Cancer researchers, like those at City of Hope, have come to understand that mutations in certain genes can mean a higher likelihood of getting certain types of cancer. That’s why genetic testing to identify these mutations has become an important tool in figuring out people’s risk of getting cancer in their lifetimes.
Breast cancer survivor urges young women to consider genetic testing
December 22, 2015 | Valerie Howard
Young women can feel as if they’re invincible, with no need to worry about something as remote as cancer – and certainly no need to worry about how their family members’ health might affect their own. Nothing could be further from the truth, especially for women of Hispanic and African American descent. Women of those ethnic backgrounds are more likely than other women to die from cancer.
ASCO 2015: Clinical trial assesses options for triple-negative breast cancer
May 28, 2015 | Nicole Levine
A clinical trial currently being conducted at City of Hope and elsewhere suggests that researchers are developing improved treatment options for young women with advanced triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly difficult-to-treat disease.