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.
September 5, 2017 | Michael Easterling
A patient who came to City of Hope from his native Beijing, China, through the Center for International Medicine was recently successfully treated. Here is the letter shared by the patient.
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.
April 22, 2015 | Tami Dennis
Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer need more options. Two clinical trials currently underway at City of Hope could help provide those options. Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer often stop responding to the primary drugs used against the disease, leaving them with few options and little hope.
June 2, 2014 | Hiu Chung So
Results from a large-scale study found that four commonly-prescribed drug regimens are equally effective for most types of colorectal cancer. The findings were presented during the plenary session at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting.
March 25, 2014 | Valerie Zapanta
The exact causes of colorectal cancer are not completely understood, but many facts about the disease are well-known – as are ways to reduce one's risk. In our "Ask the Experts: Colon Health" presentation (above), City of Hope physicians provide those facts.
March 2, 2014 | Tami Dennis
No matter how impressive a research study’s conclusion may be – or how seemingly unsurprising – experts are needed to put the findings into context. Perhaps a study’s methodology wasn’t as strong as it could have been.
March 14, 2013 | Hiu Chung So
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, as many people may already know. But being "aware" of the disease means more than being able to recognize the disease's risk factors , knowing its symptoms and getting screened regularly, points out a City of Hope expert on colorectal cancer.
March 11, 2013 | Hiu Chung So
Colonoscopy is often considered to be the gold standard of colorectal cancer screening methods , because it can survey the entire length of the colon and can remove precancerous polyps and biopsy suspicious tissue during the procedure.
November 20, 2012 | Hiu Chung So
Colorectal cancer is one of the deadliest and most prevalent cancers in the United States, accounting for more than 140,000 new cancer cases and 50,000 deaths this year . It is also a cancer for which the risk can be managed, in part, with lifestyle choices .
November 17, 2012 | Hiu Chung So
Liver cancer patients with active hepatitis B infections face a significantly higher risk of tumor recurrence and death from liver cancer after tumor removal than do patients not infected with hepatitis B.