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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Charlie Rose: Experts talk of cancer breakthroughs and 'tyranny of time'

February 26, 2015 | Nicole White

Charlie Rose interviews, from left, City of Hope's Stephen J. Forman, Steven T. Rosen and City of Hope President and CEO Robert W. Stone. The breakthroughs that have revolutionized cancer treatment, transforming cancer in many cases to a very manageable and even curable disease, started out as just ideas.

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Observe World Cancer Day by reducing your cancer risk. Here's how:

February 1, 2015 | Nicole White

With this week's World Cancer Day challenging us to think about cancer on a global scale, we should also keep in mind that daily choices affect cancer risk on an individual scale. Simply put, lifestyle changes and everyday actions can reduce your cancer risk and perhaps prevent some cancers.

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