June 25, 2018 | Katie Neith
In an effort to improve options for those with liver cancer, a group of researchers have identified a way of potentially treating a broad range of liver diseases and perhaps even other types of cancer.
From Agriculture to Virology: The Accidental Vaccine Developer
March 23, 2018 | Katie Neith
With undergrad training in horticulture, a master’s degree in entomology and a Ph.D. in agriculture, Javier Gordon Ogembo, Ph.D., more or less stumbled into medicine — and the field is lucky to have him.
5 Things You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer
January 3, 2018 | 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.
City of Hope Patient Julia Walker on Surviving and Thriving After Throat Cancer
September 22, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Finding out she had cancer of the tonsil and soft palate was the last thing Julia Walker, 59, expected. But she's come through the other side stronger and more appreciative of the little things in life.
Low Vaccination Rates for HPV a Serious ‘Public Health Threat’
January 11, 2017 | City of Hope
Several types of high-risk HPV are responsible for the vast majority of cervical, anal, oropharyngeal (middle throat) and other genital cancers that affect men and women. Although many of these HPV-associated cancers are preventable with a safe and effective vaccine, HPV vaccination (HPVV) rates across the U.S. remain low.
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.
6 key facts everyone needs to know about HPV and the HPV vaccine
August 29, 2016 | City of Hope
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Preteens and teenagers are the focus, which puts the HPV vaccine in particular in the spotlight. Dr. Ellie Maghami has highlighted six key facts about HPV and the HPV vaccine that everyone should know.
Throat pain: When is it something more serious?
April 29, 2016 | City of Hope
April is Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to remember to be aware of symptoms in this area, and that early diagnosis is the key to minimizing treatment side effects. Listen to Robert Kang, M.D. discuss treatment options.
HPV vaccination: 4 facts you should know
January 27, 2016 | H. Chung So
Health experts agree that getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the easiest and most effective way to prevent cervical cancers. However, vaccination rates in the United States remain low, with only 40 percent of girls and 21 percent of boys having completed the three-dose cycle in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Reduce your risk of cervical cancer: get screened for HPV
January 11, 2016 | Veronique de Turenne
Get screened for HPV. That’s the message from experts working to reduce the number of cervical cancer cases.