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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Action Plan: Exercise Helps People with Cancer Thrive

July 18, 2017 | City of Hope

Regular physical activity has been shown to boost the odds of survival for people with some types of cancer, said Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., a professor in City of Hope’s Department of Population Sciences.

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Aspirin found to lower risk of breast cancer, City of Hope study suggests

May 1, 2017 | Denise Heady

A daily dose of aspirin can do more than just help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Turns out, the benefits of aspirin can also include cancer prevention.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Future

March 8, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

Researcher James Lacey Jr., Ph.D., wants to pool data from the California Teachers Study and other studies to create a personalized prevention tool.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Teachers

March 4, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

Bridget Marshall, a former patient and current employee at City of Hope, one of the centers out of which the study is run, also has been a participant in the California Teachers Study for more than two decades.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Finding

March 2, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

Just before the California Teachers Study started, Leslie Bernstein, now a researcher at City of Hope cancer center, was making a big splash in breast cancer research.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Statistician

March 1, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994, but its eventual principle investigator, Leslie Bernstein of City of Hope, was dreaming about making her mark -- and making a difference -- long before then.

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Does alcohol really cause 7 types of cancer?

August 29, 2016 | City of Hope

City of Hope comments on a recent study that has found “strong evidence” that alcohol causes seven types of cancer - oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and breast cancer - and “probably others” such as pancreas, prostate and skin cancer.

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Remember those New Year's resolutions? They can help reduce cancer risk

February 26, 2016 | City of Hope

It’s never too late to take a few simple steps to reduce your risk of cancer. Try marking National Cancer Prevention Month by adding the good – or dropping a few bad – behaviors you thought about at the start of the New Year.

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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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