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.

Genetics
Really Big Data: How Genomics Is Poised to Reshape Cancer Care

September 28, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

The exploding field of cancer genomics is enabling that kind of prediction for a growing number of inherited cancers, like identifying one of the many genes beyond BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations linked to breast cancer.

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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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