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.

Breast Cancer Screening
What to Know About Dense Breasts and Screening Indications

November 2, 2017 | Kevin Chesley

Every breast is unique, made up of both glandular tissue and fat. The ratio between the two becomes an important factor when it comes to correctly diagnosing the presence of breast cancer.

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City of Hope Testing Novel Freezing Technique on Early-Stage Breast Cancer

August 24, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

City of Hope is among just a handful of facilities in the country — and one of only two in California — participating in a clinical trial of an exciting new way to treat breast cancer by freezing the tumor.

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Breast ultrasound: Better screening for more women?

January 4, 2016 | Abe Rosenberg

A just-released study suggests that ultrasound can be as effective as mammograms in detecting breast cancer in women, and even more accurate in some cases.

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Meet our doctors: Radiologist Lusi Tumyan on breast cancer screening

October 24, 2014 | Kim Proescholdt

Mammograms are currently the best method to detect breast cancer early, when it's easier to treat and before it's big enough to feel or cause symptoms. But recent mammogram screening guidelines may have left some women confused about when to undergo annual testing.

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