‘Poverty is a Carcinogen’: The Link Between Environment and Cancer
April 11, 2018 | Josh Jenisch
The environment is full of all sorts of unpleasant things that can make you sick – bacteria, viruses, chemicals and even radiation. But exposure is higher for poor communities. And environment – be it social or physical – plays a critical role in the health of an individual and community.
Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D.: The Dangerous Effects of Racism on Health
April 10, 2018 | Saundra Young
It’s not new that research has linked stress to racial discrimination. But that research is now going a step further, tying infant mortality directly to racism. City of Hope's CCARE is already working with community health leaders to address the links between racism and poor health outcomes.
Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D.: Addressing the Unique Challenges of Minority Cancer Patients
February 12, 2018 | City of Hope
Cancer continues to have a widespread impact on our families, friends and communities. City of Hope's Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D., shares her insights on health disparities among minority populations and how best to overcome barriers to better care.
City of Hope Researcher Pens Practical Guide to Dealing with Breast Cancer
October 18, 2017 | Saundra Young
A new book, “Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies,” from City of Hope researcher Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D., offers women sound advice on managing breast cancer.
Lowering Cancer Risk by Improving the Environment
April 12, 2017 | Josh Jenisch
Environment has a direct association with overall health and cancer risk. Without access to affordable, nutritious foods, communities become obese. And obesity is incontrovertibly linked to an increased risk of cancer. Poorer communities are disproportionately affected.
New Website Addresses Health Risks Facing African-Americans
February 13, 2017 | City of Hope
City of Hope, along with the National Urban league, Anthem and Pfizer, launched Take Action for Health, a free website aimed at reducing the greatest health risks facing the African-American community today: breast cancer, heart disease and emotional well-being.
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.
The Health Disparities Movement: Looking back, looking ahead
May 20, 2015 | Abe Rosenberg
“Of all forms of inequality, injustice in the health care system is the most shocking and inhumane.” CCARE helps underserved populations learn more, live healthier and receive better care. By the time the Rev.
City of Hope receives SCALE award to improve health of community
May 15, 2015 | City of Hope
City of Hope has been selected as a pacesetter community to join a national program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at accelerating the improvement of health and well-being. The City of Hope efforts are led by Kimlin Tam Ashing.
Minority health awareness: Change starts with listening
April 27, 2015 | Abe Rosenberg
Noe Chavez became animated when he recalled the story: Minority populations face a higher risk of cancer and other diseases than nonminority populations. Ending those disparities starts with listening.