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.

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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Six things women can do to reduce their risk for breast cancer

October 11, 2016 | City of Hope

There are many factors for breast cancer that can be reduced through simple lifestyle and behavior changes. Joanne Mortimer, M.D., encourages women to take the following steps to minimize their chance of getting breast cancer.

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Hormonal drugs show promise in preventing early breast cancer’s return

January 14, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

Hormonal drugs can prevent the return of a non-invasive cancer found in cells around the milk ducts. That’s the takeaway message for Joanne Mortimer, M.D., on two studies reported in HealthDay.

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Making life easier: 10 tips for breast cancer patients in treatment

October 23, 2015 | Veronique De Turenne

From the moment of a breast cancer diagnosis, the emphasis is on treating the disease. But cancer support specialists say that by taking some surprisingly simple steps, patients can manage the physical and emotional side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

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Breast cancer: Tips on returning to wellness

October 6, 2015 | Robin Rauzi

Breast cancer is more than a physical disease. It permeates a woman’s emotional, social and spiritual well-being. Here are some tips – from City of Hope’s “Return to Wellness” program – to help women regain a feeling of control.

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Breast cancer: How to reduce your risk (w/PODCAST)

August 14, 2015 | City of Hope

Linda Bosserman is a premier medical oncologist at City of Hope in Rancho Cucamonga. Her primary interests include women's cancer care, cancer prevention, clinical trials and quality cancer care delivery in community practice.

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