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.
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.
March 23, 2016 | City of Hope
A colonoscopy can save your life. Yet, according to colorectal cancer expert Donald David, M.D., many reasons people have for delaying or avoiding this lifesaving test are pure myths. In this video, Dr. David debunks some of the common myths and misperceptions about colonoscopy screenings.
March 15, 2016 | City of Hope
March is national colorectal cancer awareness month, and a good time to brush up on the facts surrounding the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the country. Here are 31 facts you need to know.
March 1, 2016 | Denise Heady
Surgeon Kurt Melstrom, M.D., clinical professor of surgery at City of Hope, explains the main causes of colorectal cancer, the importance of screening and the growing list of treatments for the disease.
December 30, 2015 | Veronique de Turenne
Screening for colorectal cancer will improve in 2016. So too will surgical techniques. The result of both will be improved survival and faster recoveries for patients.
June 21, 2015 | City of Hope
Stephen M. Sentovich is a clinical professor in the Department of Surgery with extensive experience in the surgical treatment and management of colon and rectal cancers.
March 15, 2015 | Cary Presant
Sam Simon, co-creator of "The Simpsons, died of colon cancer during Colon Cancer Awareness Month. In his death, there is a lesson for us all. Credit: Getty Images March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
February 1, 2015 | Nicole White
With this week's World Cancer Day challenging us to think about cancer on a global scale, we should also keep in mind that daily choices affect cancer risk on an individual scale. Simply put, lifestyle changes and everyday actions can reduce your cancer risk and perhaps prevent some cancers.
December 31, 2014 | Nicole White
The American Cancer Society’s annual statistics show the death rate from cancer in the U.S. is down significantly from its peak more than a decade ago – certainly a reason to celebrate. But before the kudos give way to complacency, be forewarned: A number of increasingly serious public health issues could send cancer deaths and cancer incidence climbing again.