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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5 Things You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer

September 29, 2017 | 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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Breast Cancer Screenings: What You Should Know

August 11, 2017 | City of Hope

What should you know about breast cancer screening? Whatever your risk level, it’s important to know your options so you can spot abnormalities early and treat them properly. City of Hope's Monique White-Dominguez, D.O., discusses the current options and recommendations.

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Changing Communities: 5 Ways to Combat Chronic Stress

April 14, 2017 | Dory Benford

We all experience stress, but its effects are perhaps most deeply felt in minority and underserved communities. We spoke to City of Hope psychologist Noe Chavez about why members of these communities are so stressed out and how that stress is affecting their overall health.

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Can Stress Lead to Cancer? 5 Questions for Psychologist Noe Chavez

April 13, 2017 | Dory Benford

We all experience stress, but its effects are perhaps most deeply felt in minority and underserved communities. We spoke to City of Hope psychologist Noe Chavez about why members of these communities are so stressed out and how that stress is affecting their overall health.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Future

March 8, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

Researcher James Lacey Jr., Ph.D., wants to pool data from the California Teachers Study 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

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

City of Hope researcher, Leslie Bernstein, made a big splash in breast cancer research. Earlier, she helped launch the California Teachers Study, a seminal breast cancer study involving more than 133,000 teachers.

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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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