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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Check Yourself: A Visual Guide to Skin Cancer Self-exams (Infographic)

May 23, 2017 | City of Hope

To detect melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, at its earliest, most treatable stage, conduct a head-to-toe skin self-examination once a month to check for suspicious moles. Unusual, or atypical, moles can ultimately develop into skin cancer.

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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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Aspirin found to lower risk of breast cancer, City of Hope study suggests

May 1, 2017 | Denise Heady

A daily dose of aspirin can do more than just help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Turns out, the benefits of aspirin can also include cancer prevention.

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5 Tests Every Man Under 55 Needs

March 10, 2017 | Dory Benford

It’s vital to undergo certain exams that can detect cancer early and improve your chance of cure even when you feel perfectly fine. We spoke to Cary Presant, M.D., about the five tests every man aged 55 and under needs to take, whether you’re experiencing specific symptoms or not.

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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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