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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7 Things You Need to Know About Men's Cancers (Infographic)

June 19, 2017 | City of Hope

About 40 percent of men will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives. That’s a sobering statistic, and one that we highlight every June during Men’s Health Month. With that in mind, here is our infographic with everything men need to know about cancer.

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City of Hope Physicians and Scientists Present Trailblazing Research at Annual ASCO Meeting

June 2, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope physicians and researchers are headed to Chicago to present groundbreaking research on blood stem cell transplants for HIV patients, immunotherapies, unique treatment options for older adults battling breast cancer and other topics during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) 2017 Annual Meeting June 2 to 6.

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Make March the Month You "Screen to Save"

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.

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Should you get a colonoscopy?

March 31, 2016 | Valerie Howard

Should you get a colonoscopy? Watch Donald David, M.D., chief of City of Hope's division of gastroenterology, explain the pros and cons of the four most popular screening options.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Colorectal cancer 2016: Robotic surgery, more screening options

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.

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Clinical trials could lead to new options for colorectal cancer patients

April 22, 2015 | Tami Dennis

Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer need more options. Two clinical trials currently underway at City of Hope could help provide those options. Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer often stop responding to the primary drugs used against the disease, leaving them with few options and little hope.

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Cancer Insights: A message from 'Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon

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.

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