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.

Wolf in sheep's clothing: breast cancer cloaks itself in brain proteins to invade the brain

March 14, 2017 | Denise Heady

More women than ever are surviving breast cancer only to die of secondary brain tumors years after they’ve been declared cancer-free. This is particularly true for patients with the breast cancer subtype HER2-positive. Now City of Hope researchers have discovered how this happens.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Future

March 8, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994. James Lacey, Ph.D., who now runs the study, wants to pool data from this and other studies to create a personalized prevention tool.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Disruptor

March 6, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994. James Lacey, Ph.D., who now runs the study, is taking on the role of disruptor, as he transforms how study data is collected and shared.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Teachers

March 4, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994. 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.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Finding

March 2, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994. Just before the study started, Leslie Bernstein, a researcher at City of Hope cancer center, was making a big splash in breast cancer research.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Statistician

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.

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Inside the Lab: Slowing Down Estrogen Boosters to Treat Breast Cancer

February 16, 2017 | Denise Heady

City of Hope scientists have identified a new, potential treatment for breast cancers that exhibit a resistance against a common type of drug used to treat the disease.

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New Website Addresses Health Risks Facing African Americans

February 13, 2017 | City of Hope

City of Hope, along with the National Urban league, Anthem and Pfizer, recently announced the launch of Take Action for Health, a free interactive website aimed at reducing some of the greatest health risks facing the African American community today: breast cancer, heart disease and emotional well-being.

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Peter P. Lee, M.D.: Chasing Cancer from All Angles

February 8, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

In Peter Lee's latest project, he directs a diverse, far-flung team that's examining breast tumors' so-called “microenvironment,” or the non-cancerous cells that surround and support the tumor, and how they affect the immune system.

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