March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady
Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.
Really Big Data: How Genomics Is Poised to Reshape Cancer Care
November 9, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Powered by philanthropy: Bold science, better cancer treatments
February 16, 2015 | City of Hope
At City of Hope, the breakthroughs discovered here are shared with cancer researchers, clinicians and patients worldwide. At City of Hope, innovative scientific research, important clinical studies and vital construction projects are all powered by philanthropy.
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.
2 researchers (one on aging, one on genetics) get breast cancer grants
October 21, 2014 | Darrin Joy
Advanced age tops the list among breast cancer risk factor for women. Not far behind is family history and genetics. Two City of Hope researchers delving deep into these issues recently received important grants to advance their studies.