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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.