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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What You Should Know About Inherited Breast Cancer

October 25, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

When Ming was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she knew she'd need surgery. But at her doctor's urging she also took an additional step, scheduling a session with a City of Hope genetic counselor.

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Cancer Urban Legend: Cancer Runs in My Family, I Can’t Reduce My Risk

February 24, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Tell people that cancer is “genetic” and they start to wonder: "Do I inherit cancer the same way I inherited my mother's green eyes?" No, you don't. Almost never. By far, most cancers occur because of something risky we did, or something risky we were exposed to. Think smoking and lung cancer. Workplace asbestos and mesothelioma. Obesity and ... well, lots of things.

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Breakthroughs - Hereditary Colon Cancer
Hereditary colon cancer day will bring families together

July 6, 2016 | City of Hope

The Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics at City of Hope and the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation will be holding a free conference called Hereditary Colon Cancer Family Day. The all-day event will bring together families affected by hereditary colon cancer syndromes and provide access to medical experts for a day of education, socialization and support.

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