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.

Live from ASCO: Immunotherapy Is a Revolution in Medicine

June 5, 2017 | Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Here at ASCO 2017 in Chicago, we’ve been hearing about promising new clinical trials that have shown that immunotherapy can control some of the most resistant cancers.

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5 Tests Every Man Under 55 Needs

March 10, 2017 | Dory Benford

It’s vital to undergo certain exams that can detect cancer early and improve your chance of cure even when you feel perfectly fine. We spoke to Cary Presant, M.D., about the five tests every man aged 55 and under needs to take, whether you’re experiencing specific symptoms or not.

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Breast cancer treatment and screening advances make 2015 a good year

November 11, 2015 | Cary A. Presant, M.D.

City of Hope's Cary A. Presant, M.D., likes what he sees when he looks back at treatment advances in breast cancer during the past year. A renowned hematologist and medical oncologist, Presant gives his take on recent changes in screening recommendations, chemotherapy regimens and preventative hormonal therapy.

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The importance of cancer screening (w/PODCAST)

September 20, 2015 | City of Hope

City of Hope's Cary Presant discusses ways to prevent cancer via cancer screening. Cancer risk varies by person, with hereditary or genetic factors increasing some people's risk of certain types of cancers.

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Cancer Insights: A message from 'Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon

March 15, 2015 | Cary Presant

Sam Simon, co-creator of "The Simpsons, died of colon cancer during Colon Cancer Awareness Month. In his death, there is a lesson for us all. Credit: Getty Images March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

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Sportscaster Stuart Scott’s young age is reminder: Check family history

January 18, 2015 | Cary Presant

ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott's cancer diagnosis is a reminder to check family history. (Photo by Alan Rose) One of American’s great sportscasters, Stuart Scott, passed away from recurrent cancer of the appendix at the young age of 49.

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Make these 5 healthy resolutions for 2015. (No, it isn't too late)

January 12, 2015 | Tami Dennis

Don’t kid yourself. Just because it’s mid-January doesn’t mean it’s too late to make resolutions for a happier, and healthier, 2015. Just consider them resolutions that are more mature than those giddy, sometimes self-deluded, Jan.

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