Prostate cancer advances help extend a patient's life

September 11, 2018 | Dory Benford

Johnny Lopez's research into the latest prostate cancer treatments, clinical trials, experimental therapies — anything to avoid chemotherapy, and a recommendation from a friend also battling prostate cancer, led him to Tanya Dorff, M.D., and City of Hope.

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New colorectal screening guidelines: What they mean for you

August 20, 2018 | Molly Peck

The American Cancer Society has changed the recommended age to start colorectal screening to 45, following a sustained increase in colorectal cancer in adults under 50.

Groundbreaking Heated Chemotherapy Treatment Gives Patient Renewed Hope

June 28, 2018 | Wayne Lewis

Suffering from abdominal pain that had grown severe over the course of a few days, Christopher Haskell visited his physician, a visit that ended up resulting in the discovery of a tumor growing in his appendix and colon. His City of Hope physician recommended an approach called HIPEC, short for “hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy.”

Meet Our Doctors: Samuel Chung, M.D.

April 6, 2018 | Robin Heffler

City of Hope’s Samuel W. Chung, M.D., chose internal medicine with a focus on oncology because he sees the specialty as fostering a "unique doctor-patient relationship," and enjoys getting to know his patients.

Behnam Ebrahimi, M.D.: Leading-edge Care in Rancho Cucamonga

March 19, 2018 | Travis Marshall

As a medical oncologist at City of Hope’s Rancho Cucamonga location, Behnam Ebrahimi, M.D., treats a wide range of cancer types, and enjoys being part of a center renowned for its multidisciplinary care.

2018 Rose Parade: Colon, thyroid cancer survivor: Embracing the ‘new me’

November 28, 2017 | Denise Heady

Ten patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. The float, themed "Transforming Lives with Hope," adds a deeper dimension to the parade’s theme of “Making a Difference.” Here, we meet float rider Rosemary Estrada, a mother of a teenage daughter and colon and thyroid cancer survivor.

5 Tests Every Man Under 55 Needs

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.

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.

The 5 biggest myths about getting a colonoscopy

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.

31 facts about colorectal cancer you need to know

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.

Meet our doctors: Surgeon Kurt Melstrom encourages colorectal cancer screening

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.