March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady
Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.
Really Big Data: How Genomics Is Poised to Reshape Cancer Care
November 9, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg
The exploding field of cancer genomics is enabling that kind of prediction for a growing number of inherited cancers, like identifying one of the many genes beyond BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations linked to breast cancer.
Hereditary colon cancer day will bring families together
July 6, 2016 | City of Hope
The Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics at City of Hope and the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation will be holding a free conference called Hereditary Colon Cancer Family Day. The all-day event will bring together families affected by hereditary colon cancer syndromes and provide access to medical experts for a day of education, socialization and support.
Breast cancer: A new era in research enhances patient care
October 2, 2015 | Kelly Lopez
City of Hope scientists and doctors are on the forefront in the fight against breast cancer, conducting research that will ultimately result in less invasive and more effective treatments for women worldwide.
Discovering tools for genetic testing – and teaching others to use them
March 22, 2015 | Nicole White
The understanding of the relationship between genetics and cancer risk continues to grow, with more genetic testing than ever before available to patients. City of Hope leaders have created a program to teach clinicians nationwide and worldwide how to use available genetic testing tools.
New screening panel could target BRCA mutations common to Hispanic women
February 18, 2015 | Nicole White
Although many Hispanic women face a high risk of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes – increasing their risk of breast and ovarian cancer – screenings for these mutations can be prohibitively expensive in Mexico and other Latin American countries.
Breast cancer genetic testing: How one family took control
January 5, 2015 | Nicole White
Betsy Sauer and her four daughters share plenty in common. They’re smart and successful. They’re funny, ranging from wryly witty to wickedly hilarious. Their hobbies tend toward the active and adventurous: hiking, rock climbing, skiing, swimming, fishing, kayaking, yoga and horseback riding.
Breast cancer risk: 6 things you can do to reduce (not eliminate) risk
October 14, 2014 | Nicole White
The leading risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. The second top risk factor is getting older. Many breast cancer risk factors, such as gender and aging, cannot be controlled. But lacing up for a walk a few times a week can put a dent in breast cancer risk.
Breast cancer among minorities: Access to care is critical to saving lives
October 13, 2014 | Nicole White
All women are at some risk of developing the disease in their lifetimes, but breast cancer, like other cancers, has a disproportionate effect on minorities. While breast cancer is most common among white women, minority women, especially African-American women, are more likely to die from the disease.
New gene mutation, in PALB2, is linked to heightened breast cancer risk
August 8, 2014 | Nicole White
Twenty years ago, scientists discovered that a mutation in a gene now widely known as BRCA1 was linked to a sharply increased risk of breast cancer, paving the way for a new chapter in identifying women at risk of the disease and giving them options to potentially avoid an aggressive cancer.
AACR 2014: Where 'meaningful advances' against cancer begin
April 5, 2014 | Hiu Chung So
More than 18,000 researchers, clinicians, advocates and other professionals will convene at the 105th American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting taking place in San Diego from April 5 to 9.