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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5 Things You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer

September 29, 2017 | Dory Benford

In the case of cervical cancer, there is good news. Over the past 40 years, the mortality rate for cervical cancer patients has decreased by over 50 percent, thanks to the increased prevalence of the Pap test. The even better news is that in many cases, cervical cancer can be avoided altogether.

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Robotic surgery is less invasive for gynecologic cancer

August 4, 2017 | City of Hope

More than 107,470 women in the United States are diagnosed with gynecologic cancers each year. However, thanks to developments in technology, many of these cancers can now be treated with robotic surgery.

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Ernest Han, M.D., Ph.D.: Skill, Compassion and 'A New Leaf'

June 29, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

After nine years performing intricate cancer surgery at City of Hope, gynecologic oncologist Ernest Han, M.D., Ph.D., is the kind of doctor women seek out. Patients have called him “brilliant,” “amazing” and an “expert in his field.” Some even turn to Han after starting with another physician, citing his compassion.

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Making headway in the treatment of gynecologic cancers

June 8, 2017 | Denise Heady

The evolution of cancer treatment continues to progress, particularly for gynecologic cancers. More women are becoming cancer survivors and physicians, surgeons and researchers now have a better understanding of genetic alteration in cancer development, carving the way for better and more individualized treatments.

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What women need to know about gynecologic cancers

October 3, 2016 | Alison Shore

Gynecologic oncology surgeon Ernest Han, M.D., shares how he and City of Hope are on a mission to ease patients’ anxieties; find better diagnostic and treatment methods; and empower women with the knowledge they need to maintain their gynecologic health.

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Free seminar on pelvic floor disorders, treatments and cures on Nov. 11

November 5, 2015 | Veronique de Turenne

Although an estimated one-third of American women are affected by pelvic floor disorders, cultural constraints keep many sufferers from discussing their conditions, or seeking treatment.

Christopher Chung, M.D., a City of Hope urogynecologist who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, wants to help change that. On Nov. 11, as part of National Bladder Health Week, he will offer a free seminar about pelvic floor disorders, their causes and methods of treatment.

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Ovarian cancer treatment: New guidelines reflect better outcomes

March 12, 2015 | Nicole White

In 1975, the median survival for patients with ovarian cancer was about 12 months. Today, the median survival is more than 5 years. Cancer of the ovaries, is, in fact, a treatable illness.

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Pelvic floor disorders don't have to be debilitating. Learn more

November 9, 2014 | aishii

City of Hope's urogynecologist Christopher Chung says women don't have to suffer from pelvic floor disorders. A specialist in the conditions, he'll be offering a presentation on their treatment and management.

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Why HPV vaccination is low among U.S. adolescents

December 3, 2013 | Hiu Chung So

Although the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006, vaccination rates among U.S. adolescents remain low. Many U.S. youths are still not vaccinated against HPV despite the recommendations of the CDC.

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'Why I walk': Video tells compelling story or, rather, many stories

November 4, 2013 | Nicole White

Nearly 7,000 walkers laced up their shoes Sunday for the 2013 Walk for Hope. Nearly 7,000 walkers joined in Walk for Hope to raise money for women's cancers research, treatment and education. Their single goal: To raise money for women’s cancers research, treatment and education .

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