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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6 Skin-protection Tips for the Chilly Months

January 16, 2018 | Josh Jenisch

You know sunscreen is a must when you hit the beach. But during the cooler days of winter, it’s easy to let your skin-protection habits slip. Here are six things to remember to keep your skin healthy and happy this winter.

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Meet Our Doctors: Farah Abdulla, M.D.

January 12, 2018 | Josh Jenisch

Dermatologist and dermatopathologist Farah Abdulla, M.D., said that one reason she was so excited to accept a position at City of Hope is the level of resources available to patients, even those who lack access to care.

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City of Hope & TGen Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Imaging Study
'Marley Team' seeks to develop early pancreatic cancer screening tools

January 9, 2018 | Stephanie Smith

A multi-institutional partnership, funded in part by a multimillion-dollar grant from the Kemper and Ethyl Marley Foundation, is designed to develop a “mammogram” for pancreatic cancer.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer

January 3, 2018 | Dory Benford

In the case of cervical cancer, there is good news. Over the past 40 years, the mortality rate for cervical cancer patients has decreased by over 50 percent, thanks to the increased prevalence of the Pap test. The even better news is that in many cases, cervical cancer can be avoided altogether.

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Life After Breast Cancer | City of Hope
Life After Breast Cancer

January 1, 2018 | Robert Young

For breast cancer patients, the goal of returning to “normal life” can be a powerful motivating force. But getting back to a regular routine can pose challenges that many women don’t anticipate.

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Young Adults and Cancer: The Psychological Impact

December 28, 2017 | Jay A. Fernandez

For young adult survivors of pediatric cancer, the aftermath can require a new approach to school and learning, family and social relationships, and the contours of independence.

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Don Nelson: Biking for Hope

December 27, 2017 | Maxine Nunes

Don Nelson, a 68-year-old metastatic kidney cancer patient, bicycles 200 miles a month and says life is even better now than before the disease struck.

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Nonsmokers and Lung Cancer: What You Should Know

December 21, 2017 | Alison Shore

The widely held assumption that lung cancer is caused by smoking is fairly accurate: 85 percent of cases are smoking induced. But 15 percent of lung cancers are not related to smoking.

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Understanding Preventative Mastectomies

December 19, 2017 | Travis Marshall

Having a preventative mastectomy is a decision that many women face, especially as doctors are increasingly able to determine a woman’s risk by identifying gene mutations that predispose them to breast cancer.

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Life After Breast Cancer | City of Hope
Will My Breast Cancer Come Back?: Dealing with Fears of Recurrence

December 15, 2017 | Robert Young

Your breast cancer treatments were successful, your latest exam showed no trace of disease, and you’ve officially joined the ranks of cancer survivors. It’s an exhilarating feeling. But that relief can quickly turn into a nagging, persistent fear of recurrence.

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