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.
March 8, 2017 | Stephanie Smith
James Lacey, Jr., Ph.D., wants to pool data from the California Teachers Study and other studies to create a personalized prevention tool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 5, 2015 | Robin Rauzi
Completing treatment for breast cancer produces a wave of relief — but one that can quickly be overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety and confusion. Together, the emotions add up to: “What now?”
The need for emotional and physical support doesn’t stop when treatment ends, said Linda Klein, manager of operations for the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center at City of Hope. Research and medical advances mean more people than ever before are surviving cancer, Klein said, “but that brings to light many new needs and concerns about living post-treatment.”
September 23, 2015 | Laurel DiGangi
Leslie Bernstein's groundbreaking research study identified the link between physical activity and the reduced risk of breast cancer. Leslie Bernstein's work speaks for itself. As an internationally renowned biostatistician and epidemiologist, the director of City of Hope’s Division of Cancer Etiology and interim chair of the Department of Population Sciences has earned significant accolades for her groundbreaking 12-year research study, begun in 1982, which identified the link between physical activity and the reduced risk of breast cancer.