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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10 Nutrition Tips for Life After Cancer

May 13, 2017 | Dory Benford

Patients undergoing cancer treatment are encouraged to eat enough food to maintain their weight — even if they’re overweight. But once treatment ends, the goal becomes getting as lean as possible without being underweight. We spoke to City of Hope dietitian Elaine Siu, who gave us her top 10 recommendations for leading a healthier lifestyle after cancer treatment.

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Nutrition Tips for Cancer Patients

May 11, 2017 | Dory Benford

Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation do a great job of killing cancer cells, but what happens when they also kill your appetite? Here are City of Hope dietitian Elaine Siu’s nutrition tips for the most common treatment side effects that patients experience.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Disruptor

March 6, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

James Lacey, Jr., Ph.D., who now runs the California Teachers 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

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

Just before the California Teachers Study started, Leslie Bernstein, now a researcher at City of Hope cancer center, was making a big splash in breast cancer research.

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Forget the Fads: Three Real Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

February 27, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

The race to reduce your cancer risk is a marathon, not a sprint. And while it is impossible to prevent cancer, there are strategies that, when implemented consistently over your lifetime, may lower your risk of cancer. We spoke to James V. Lacey Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor at City of Hope's Division of Cancer Etiology, about the practices he recommends for leading a healthier lifestyle and in doing so, reducing your cancer risk.

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Cancer Urban Legend: Barbeque, Teflon, Nitrates, Sugar and Artificial Sweetener Can Increase My Cancer Risk

February 22, 2017 | Dory Benford

Maintaining a healthy diet can be challenging when so many popular foods and beverages are believed to contain ingredients, additives and chemicals that can heighten cancer risk.

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Cancer Urban Legend: Vitamins and Supplements Can Lower My Cancer Risk

February 21, 2017 | Dory Benford

There are many misconceptions about using vitamins and supplements as a fast and easy way to get the nutrients your body requires, especially since everything from antioxidant rich teas to anti-inflammatory omega fatty acids are now widely available in pill form. But when it comes to cancer prevention, there are no quick fixes. Here is what you need to know before relying on vitamins and supplements for their cancer-fighting properties.

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