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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Robotic surgery is less invasive for gynecologic cancer

August 4, 2017 | City of Hope

More than 107,470 women in the United States are diagnosed with gynecologic cancers each year. However, thanks to developments in technology, many of these cancers can now be treated with robotic surgery.

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20th Annual Walk for Hope raises funds for cancer treatments to benefit women everywhere

July 19, 2016 | Denise Heady

For 20 years, thousands of cancer survivors, patients, families and friends have participated in City of Hope’s annual Walk for Hope to not only raise money and awareness for women’s cancers, but to support and honor all those who have fought - or even will fight - women's cancers. Register today.

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When a parent has cancer: Helping a child understand, and cope

April 4, 2016 | City of Hope

When his mother’s cervical cancer went into remission, 9-year-old Edgar Anthony de la Cueva spread the news to everyone. “My mom beat cancer,” he boasted. But the celebration soon turned bittersweet when the family learned that his father had been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

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HPV vaccination: 4 facts you should know

January 27, 2016 | H. Chung So

Health experts agree that getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the easiest and most effective way to prevent cervical cancers. However, vaccination rates in the United States remain low, with only 40 percent of girls and 21 percent of boys having completed the three-dose cycle in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Reduce your risk of cervical cancer: get screened for HPV

January 11, 2016 | Veronique de Turenne

Get screened for HPV. That’s the message from experts working to reduce the number of cervical cancer cases.

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New guidelines recommend against pelvic exams for women. But wait ...

July 2, 2014 | Nicole White

New pelvic exam recommendations or not, women shouldn't give up those routine gynecological appointments. The revised guidelines from the American College of Physicians exempt most women from pelvic examinations, but a cancer specialist at City of Hope says women should still plan on regular visits with their gynecologist for cancer screening.

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Cervical cancer study suggests extended screening might be necessary

May 15, 2014 | Nicole White

Rates of cervical cancer in the United States have been greatly underestimated, especially among women in their 60s and black women, according to a new study in the journal Cancer . A new study found that the rates of cervical cancer have been greatly underestimated.

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HPV test instead of Pap test? Cervical cancer expert weighs in

March 14, 2014 | Roberta Nichols

If the new recommendations of a Food and Drug Administration  (FDA) advisory panel are widely adopted, HPV testing eventually may replace the Pap test as the primary way to detect cervical cancer. City of Hope cervical cancer expert says the recommendations have merit.

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HPV and cancer: 2 physicians explain links (W/VIDEO)

February 27, 2014 | Valerie Zapanta

Once unknown to most people, HPV, or human papillomavirus, has become a subject of both worry and debate. It's directly linked to cervical cancer, head and neck and other cancers, but many parents are reluctant to vaccinate their daughters against the disease.

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