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.

Men and Prostate Cancer: The Emotional Impact

March 9, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Prostate cancer doesn’t just affect men physically. Men diagnosed with prostate cancer face a unique set of emotional issues. The diagnosis of cancer in itself can be overwhelming enough, but the stigma associated with prostate cancer often prevents them from seeking emotional help, according to experts at City of Hope.

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Concern about Paxil's effect on breast cancer risk misses larger point

March 4, 2014 | Nicole White

A new test that allows researchers to quickly identify drugs and chemicals that could disrupt the balance of hormones in the body – potentially affecting development and progression of cancer, including breast cancer – has raised worries about the common antidepressant Paxil.

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Meet our doctors: Endocrinologist Raynald Samoa on diabetes

October 12, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt

City of Hope endocrinologist Raynald Samoa, M.D., has seen a lot of people struggle with their weight. His roots are in the South Pacific, a region that has eight of the 10 countries with the highest prevalence of obesity in the world, according to Forbes.

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Exercise lowers breast cancer risk; now researchers learn how

April 12, 2013 | Roberta Nichols

For nearly two decades, researchers have theorized that physical activity helps prevent breast cancer – particularly in older women – by lowering their estrogen levels. Exercise has been known to lower the risk of breast cancer.

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