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.

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‘Prehab’ to Rehab: New Program Gets Older Patients and Their Caregivers Up and Active

November 9, 2017 | City of Hope

City of Hope researchers are piloting a new intervention for older patients and their family caregivers to provide “prehabilitation” — a mirror image of the regimen many patients take up after surgery.

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Early Lung Cancer Screenings Save Lives. City of Hope Study Looks at Why More Aren’t Performed.

November 22, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

Caught at an early stage, lung cancer can be successfully treated and cured. But lung cancer often isn’t diagnosed until a patient develops symptoms. By then, the disease has advanced, making it difficult to treat. Lung cancer screenings, however, can detect the disease in its infancy. A new City of Hope study looks at why more aren't performed.

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10 common myths about smoking debunked

May 31, 2016 | City of Hope

To combat the many misunderstandings and falsehoods about smoking, vaping and other tobacco products, here, lung cancer expert, Dan Raz, M.D., debunks 10 common myths about smoking, in honor of No Tobacco Day.

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What I learned: 4 lessons from lung cancer survivor Hassan Shiblak

March 4, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

As a lung cancer survivor, Hassan often counsels friends who have been diagnosed with cancer or know someone who has the disease. Here, he shares his insights about what he learned during that difficult time.

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5 Important Ways to Observe World Cancer Day and reduce your cancer risk

February 1, 2016 | City of Hope

As World Cancer Day puts a global spotlight on this challenging disease on Feb. 4, the event’s theme – “We can. I can.” – reminds us the fight begins on a personal level. Each person can make a lifestyle change to have a better shot against cancer, such as becoming more active, losing weight, or quitting smoking.

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Lung cancer 2016: New drugs, more screening point to a brighter new year

December 23, 2015 | Veronique de Turenne

After years of modest gains in the field of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths throughout the world, doctors and researchers say significant advances in treatment and screening practices point to very good news in 2016.

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If you’re at risk, annual lung cancer screenings could save your life

November 4, 2015 | Veronique de Turenne

When it comes to life-saving messages, it doesn’t get much simpler than this: if you’re a smoker, a former smoker, or possess these risk factors, an annual lung cancer screening could be the difference between life and death.

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