March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady
Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.
Cancer Urban Legend: Cancer Runs in My Family, I Can’t Reduce My Risk
February 13, 2018 | Abe Rosenberg
As knowledge of cancer's genetic nature expands, so do the treatment options. Learn more from Thomas Slavin, M.D., clinical geneticist at City of Hope.
Breast Cancer Screenings: What You Should Know
August 11, 2017 | City of Hope
What should you know about breast cancer screening? Whatever your risk level, it’s important to know your options so you can spot abnormalities early and treat them properly. City of Hope's Monique White-Dominguez, D.O., discusses the current options and recommendations.
Men and Breast Cancer: Should You Be Tested?
July 25, 2017 | City of Hope
What many people don’t realize is that men, too, can experience breast cancer. Though much rarer in men than in women, about 2,470 new cases of male breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society.
Is genetic testing for cancer risk right for you? What you need to know
January 28, 2016 | Travis Marshall
Cancer researchers, like those at City of Hope, have come to understand that mutations in certain genes can mean a higher likelihood of getting certain types of cancer. That’s why genetic testing to identify these mutations has become an important tool in figuring out people’s risk of getting cancer in their lifetimes.
Breast cancer survivor urges young women to consider genetic testing
December 22, 2015 | Valerie Howard
Young women can feel as if they’re invincible, with no need to worry about something as remote as cancer – and certainly no need to worry about how their family members’ health might affect their own. Nothing could be further from the truth, especially for women of Hispanic and African American descent. Women of those ethnic backgrounds are more likely than other women to die from cancer.
ASCO 2015: Cancer research brings new and better therapies to patients
May 26, 2015 | Nicole Levine
Anyone who tours City of Hope will almost certainly be taken by two key buildings: City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital and the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology.
Discovering tools for genetic testing – and teaching others to use them
March 22, 2015 | Nicole White
The understanding of the relationship between genetics and cancer risk continues to grow, with more genetic testing than ever before available to patients. City of Hope leaders have created a program to teach clinicians nationwide and worldwide how to use available genetic testing tools.
New screening panel could target BRCA mutations common to Hispanic women
February 18, 2015 | Nicole White
Although many Hispanic women face a high risk of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes – increasing their risk of breast and ovarian cancer – screenings for these mutations can be prohibitively expensive in Mexico and other Latin American countries.
Breast cancer genetic testing: How one family took control
January 5, 2015 | Nicole White
Betsy Sauer and her four daughters share plenty in common. They’re smart and successful. They’re funny, ranging from wryly witty to wickedly hilarious. Their hobbies tend toward the active and adventurous: hiking, rock climbing, skiing, swimming, fishing, kayaking, yoga and horseback riding.
Latinas and breast cancer: Researcher's genetic work gets a boost
October 2, 2013 | Nicole White
Most breast cancers are not genetic, but for women who carry a BRCA mutation, their risk of developing breast cancer can be as high as 85 percent over their lifetime. City of Hope researchers received $380,000 to study breast cancer mutations that affect Latinas.