Australian patient travels 9,000 miles for a cure

March 7, 2019 | Michael Easterling

Australian lobster fisherman David Thompson traveled 9,000 miles for treatment at City of Hope after being diagnosed with Stage 4 oropharyngeal cancer. Given just six weeks to live, he is thriving more than a year after participating in an immunotherapy clinical trial.

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The big chill: New breast cancer treatment freezes tumors

August 16, 2018 | Michael Easterling

The first patient at City of Hope has successfully undergone FROST therapy, during which her breast tumor was frozen using liquid nitrogen.

Public Safety Officers Sport Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 4, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Michele Dahlstein, 53, a kindergarten teacher from Upland, California, was treated for breast cancer at City of Hope in 2014 and now is involved with the Pink Patch Project as a speaker.

From Egyptology to breast cancer surgery: How Laura Kruper, M.D. found her calling

October 25, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

Laura Kruper, M.D., chief of City of Hope’s breast surgery service, thinks back to an emotional time in her childhood when she reflects on what motivated her to become a doctor.

5 Steps to a Better Breast Self-exam (w/Video)

October 21, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

If your monthly breast self-exam happens in the shower — sporadically — and involves a quick once-over of your breasts, you may be missing some important elements of an effective exam. City of Hope breast surgeon Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S., offers tips for a more effective exam.

Breast Cancer: 'It's supposed to be a woman's disease'

June 15, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

Male breast cancer is unusual. Breast cancer being cast as “a woman’s disease” means men aren’t checking for it and therefore tend to be diagnosed later. Despite the paltry number of cases, being vigilant is important for men - a lesson Don Hoffman learned the hard way.

Fatty foods during teen years could increase risk of breast cancer

June 6, 2016 | City of Hope

Young women who eat high amounts of saturated fat or lower amounts of healthy fat have denser breasts 15 years later, according to a new study. The findings were reviewed by breast surgeon, Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S., director of the Women's Center.

International women’s day: 7 women changing the world of cancer treatment

March 8, 2016 | City of Hope

At City of Hope, we’re proud to have some of the most talented and passionate women in the medical industry serving at every level of the organization. Here, we’ve spotlighted just a few of the many City of Hope physicians and scientists who are breaking exciting new ground in cancer research, treatment and care.