Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

Inside the California Teachers Study: The Future

March 8, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994. James Lacey, Ph.D., who now runs the study, wants to pool data from this and other studies to create a personalized prevention tool.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Disruptor

March 6, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994. James Lacey, Ph.D., who now runs the study, is taking on the role of disruptor, as he transforms how study data is collected and shared.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Teachers

March 4, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994. Bridget Marshall, a former patient and current employee at City of Hope, one of the centers out of which the study is run, also has been a participant in the California Teachers Study for more than two decades.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Finding

March 2, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994. Just before the study started, Leslie Bernstein, a researcher at City of Hope cancer center, was making a big splash in breast cancer research.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Statistician

March 1, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994, but its eventual principle investigator, Leslie Bernstein of City of Hope, was dreaming about making her mark -- and making a difference -- long before then.

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AACR 2014: Where 'meaningful advances' against cancer begin

April 5, 2014 | Hiu Chung So

More than 18,000 researchers, clinicians, advocates and other professionals will convene at the 105th American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting taking place in San Diego from April 5 to 9.

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Brisk walking is enough to lower stroke risk, study finds (w/VIDEO)

February 25, 2014 | Hiu Chung So

When it comes to working out, harder and faster may not always be better. That's what Sophia Wang, Ph.D., associate professor at City of Hope's Department of Population Sciences, found about exercise and stroke risk when she looked into the connection between the two.

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Weight gain can be an unexpected side effect of cancer treatment

February 18, 2014 | Nicole White

A side effect of cancer treatment many people don’t expect? Weight gain. Weight gain is an often unexpected side effect of cancer treatment that can expose survivors to higher risk. Foods like fruits and vegetables, high in nutrients and fiber while low in calories, can help weight control.

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

September 29, 2013 | Hiu Chung So

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.

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