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.

Genetics
Really Big Data: How Genomics Is Poised to Reshape Cancer Care

September 28, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

The exploding field of cancer genomics is enabling that kind of prediction for a growing number of inherited cancers, like identifying one of the many genes beyond BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations linked to breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer Studies Garner $500,000 in Research Grants

September 19, 2017 | Katie Neith

Two City of Hope physicians have received yearlong grants from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an organization that works to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research.

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National Doctors Day: Transforming cancer care through research

March 30, 2016 | Denise Heady

Today, on National Doctors Day, it is important that we celebrate not only the tremendous work physicians do each day to expertly care for and treat their patients, but also recognize those doctors who divide their time between patient rooms and the laboratory, relentlessly pursuing new discoveries to better manage and treat the disease.

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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.

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Breast cancer: A new era in research enhances patient care

October 2, 2015 | Kelly Lopez

City of Hope scientists and doctors are on the forefront in the fight against breast cancer, conducting research that will ultimately result in less invasive and more effective treatments for women worldwide.

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molecular oncology
To fight cancer, these researchers go where the action is – the nucleus

April 21, 2015 | Rachel Hall

Molecular oncology researchers explore a cancer cell's nucleus for new ways to fight tumors. Investigators working at City of Hope are making many significant inroads against many forms of cancer. To do that, they have to take a variety of approaches.

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Discovering tools for genetic testing – and teaching others to use them

March 22, 2015 | Nicole White

The understanding of the relationship between genetics and cancer risk continues to grow, with more genetic testing than ever before available to patients. City of Hope leaders have created a program to teach clinicians nationwide and worldwide how to use available genetic testing tools.

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BRCA gene mutations
New screening panel could target BRCA mutations common to Hispanic women

February 18, 2015 | Nicole White

Although many Hispanic women face a high risk of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes – increasing their risk of breast and ovarian cancer – screenings for these mutations can be prohibitively expensive in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

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Observe World Cancer Day by reducing your cancer risk. Here's how:

February 1, 2015 | Nicole White

With this week's World Cancer Day challenging us to think about cancer on a global scale, we should also keep in mind that daily choices affect cancer risk on an individual scale. Simply put, lifestyle changes and everyday actions can reduce your cancer risk and perhaps prevent some cancers.

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