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.
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.
March 2, 2017 | City of Hope
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer and the second deadliest. Despite those grim statistics, in most states less than 20 percent of racial and ethnic minorities have been screened for CRC within the past year. For physicians and scientists at City of Hope, that number is far too low.
November 30, 2016 | Samantha Bonar
Despite the fact that overall rates of lung cancer have been declining in the United States for some time, disparities in incidence and outcome along racial lines still exist, particularly among the African American population. City of Hope's thoracic surgeon, Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D., discusses research findings.
November 22, 2016 | Letisia Marquez
Caught at an early stage, lung cancer can be successfully treated and cured. But lung cancer often isn’t diagnosed until a patient develops symptoms. By then, the disease has advanced, making it difficult to treat. Lung cancer screenings, however, can detect the disease in its infancy. A new City of Hope study looks at why more aren't performed.
November 17, 2016 | City of Hope
Joe Coussa quit smoking thanks to City of Hope's Smoking Cessation Group. Today is the Great American Smokeout – a nationwide event aimed at encouraging smokers to quit that’s sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
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 Dr. Laura Kruper offers tips for a more effective exam.
October 13, 2016 | Samantha Bonar
Actor Ben Stiller recently revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago, at age 48. He credits early screening and diagnosis with saving his life. But should prostate cancer screenings start before 50?
September 19, 2016 | Travis Marshall
Prostate issues are a normal part of getting older for many men. While an enlarged prostate can be uncomfortable, it’s prostate cancer that men should be most concerned about. Here oncologist Sumanta Kumar Pal, M.D., shares 10 important facts every man should know about prostate cancer.
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.
June 13, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
During Men’s Health Month, City of Hope cancer center is offering tips to make men more aware of their risk and to encourage screening. This piece discusses why men are diagnosed with cancer later and have higher death rates than women.