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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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Disruptor

March 6, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

James Lacey, Jr., Ph.D., who now runs the California Teachers Study, is taking on the role of disruptor, as he transforms how study data is collected and shared.

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Teachers hold key to better cancer tests, treatments (VIDEO)

July 11, 2013 | Hiu Chung So

Since 1995, more than 133,000 Californian teachers have contributed to one of the most powerful, ongoing epidemiological studies in cancer, appropriately named the California Teachers Study. Using survey data and medical records of the participants, it has made numerous important discoveries linking cancer risk to lifestyle factors – including physical activity, alcohol consumption and using hormone replacement therapy.

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Rising anal cancer cases may be linked to the '80s HIV epidemic

March 21, 2013 | Hiu Chung So

Anal cancer represents only a small portion of digestive tract cancers — 7,080 out of 290,200 cases, according to American Cancer Society estimates — but its incidence rate has more than doubled since the mid- to late 1990s.

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