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.
August 11, 2017 | City of Hope
What should you know about breast cancer screening? City of Hope's Monique White-Dominguez, D.O., discussed the current options and recommendations.
October 21, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
If your monthly breast self-exam happens in the shower — sporadically — and involves a quick once-over of your breasts, you may be missing some important elements of an effective exam. City of Hope breast surgeon Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S., offers tips for a more effective exam.
June 15, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
Male breast cancer is unusual. Breast cancer being cast as “a woman’s disease” means men aren’t checking for it and therefore tend to be diagnosed later. Despite the paltry number of cases, being vigilant is important for men - a lesson Don Hoffman learned the hard way.
January 4, 2016 | Abe Rosenberg
A just-released study suggests that ultrasound can be as effective as mammograms in detecting breast cancer in women, and even more accurate in some cases.
December 30, 2015 | By Veronique de Turenne
The evolution of breast cancer treatment has become a revolution thanks to precision medicine, improved screening, and a move to more refined surgical techniques. This momentum will continue in 2016 as advances such as immunotherapy, nipple-sparing surgery, and gene therapy continue to transform the field.
December 14, 2015 | Letisia Marquez
Women who received a false-positive result on a mammogram may be at a slightly elevated risk for developing breast cancer later, a new study has found. But that doesn’t mean panic is in order for the thousands of women each year who receive such a result.
November 11, 2015 | Cary A. Presant, M.D.
City of Hope's Cary A. Presant, M.D., likes what he sees when he looks back at treatment advances in breast cancer during the past year. A renowned hematologist and medical oncologist, Presant gives his take on recent changes in screening recommendations, chemotherapy regimens and preventative hormonal therapy.
October 31, 2015 | Valerie Howard
Breast cancer awareness shouldn’t be limited to the month of October, not with breast cancer the second-leading cause of cancer death among women and an estimated 231,840 American women expected to be diagnosed each year. Here are important 2015 breast cancer facts, symptoms and risk factors worth remembering, all year long.
October 30, 2015 | Valerie Howard
The American Cancer Society (ACS) issued revised breast cancer screening guidelines that, for many women, may be raising more questions than answers.
October 20, 2015 | Abe Rosenberg
A new spin on a tried-and-true imaging system could potentially provide more women with superior breast cancer detection at a lower cost. Although 2-D and, more recently, 3-D digital mammograms (also called tomosynthesis) have been the standard for general breast cancer screening, many experts recommend supplementing the mammogram with a breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for women at higher risk. Patients who've already been diagnosed with the disease typically also undergo an MRI to help pinpoint the location and size of the tumors.