Prostate cancer advances help extend a patient's life

September 11, 2018 | Dory Benford

Johnny Lopez's research into the latest prostate cancer treatments, clinical trials, experimental therapies — anything to avoid chemotherapy, and a recommendation from a friend also battling prostate cancer, led him to Tanya Dorff, M.D., and City of Hope.

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Precision Imaging: The Backbone of Modern Cancer Medicine

July 3, 2018 | Alison Shore

Ammar Chaudhry, M.D., the director of City of Hope’s Precision Imaging Lab, and associate director of research in Radiology and Imaging Informatics, aims to implement a “gold-standard program” for diagnosing and treating cancer using precision imaging.

'Marley Team' seeks to develop early pancreatic cancer screening tools

January 9, 2018 | Stephanie Smith

A multi-institutional partnership, funded in part by a multimillion-dollar grant from the Kemper and Ethyl Marley Foundation, is designed to develop a “mammogram” for pancreatic cancer.

Meet Our Doctors: Veronica Jones Is Pushing the Limits of Breast Cancer Treatment

May 4, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Veronica Jones, M.D., decided to become a breast cancer surgeon in order to impact women’s health and help those women at an extremely vulnerable time.

Unlocking Herceptin's potential against esophageal cancer

December 20, 2014 | Hiu Chung So

The protein HER2 is most commonly associated with breast cancer, but it also plays a role in several other cancers — including  esophageal cancer. Using this knowledge and the drug trastuzumab (Herceptin), which targets HER2, City of Hope researchers are conducting clinical trials with the hope of improving survival and quality of life for this hard-to-treat disease.

Meet our doctors: Radiologist Lusi Tumyan on breast cancer screening

October 24, 2014 | Kim Proescholdt

Mammograms are currently the best method to detect breast cancer early, when it's easier to treat and before it's big enough to feel or cause symptoms. But recent mammogram screening guidelines may have left some women confused about when to undergo annual testing.

Women's cancers: Discoveries start with basic research

March 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Stewart

At City of Hope, we're committed to caring for the whole person. This mission is especially important when it comes to treating women, who devote so much of their time and energy to caring for others — for their families, friends and communities.

Cancer: Advances in immunotherapy bring victory closer

August 20, 2013 | Rachel Hall

Immunotherapy is no longer a treatment of the future. At City of Hope, researchers are now advancing immunotherapy as an approach to treat and cure devastating illnesses — conducting innovative research in the laboratory, even while improving lifesaving standard treatments in the clinic.

Now possible: Higher-definition CT scans at a lower radiation dose

January 19, 2013 | Shawn Le

Fears about the potential radiation dangers of CT scans have been growing nationwide in recent years, with some health experts urging doctors to think twice before ordering the scans. But with cancer treatment, CT scans are hardly optional.