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.
April 7, 2017 | Stephanie Smith
City of Hope is dedicating every day in April, National Minority Health Month, to beginning to examine important issues of disparity in health care. This installment is about the stresses, cultural rifts and language barriers in interactions between the health care system and different Asian-American groups.
March 10, 2017 | Dory Benford
It’s vital to undergo certain exams that can detect cancer early and improve your chance of cure even when you feel perfectly fine. We spoke to Cary Presant, M.D., about the five tests every man aged 55 and under needs to take, whether you’re experiencing specific symptoms or not.
November 30, 2016 | Samantha Bonar
Despite the fact that overall rates of lung cancer have been declining in the United States for some time, disparities in incidence and outcome along racial lines still exist, particularly among the African American population. City of Hope's thoracic surgeon, Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D., discusses research findings.
November 29, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
From prayer, to going cold turkey, to using a buddy system, to switching up your routine -- City of Hope asked its Facebook followers to share some creative tips they used to quit smoking. These are their top 7 tips for quitting.
November 28, 2016 | Jay A. Fernandez
Nate Deibler is a passionate cyclist, but in his early thirties, he started to notice some irritating physical symptoms. A persistent cough and wheezing gave way to a period of night sweats, sleeping poorly, getting sick and coughing up blood. Then Deibler got a surprise diagnosis: lung cancer.
November 25, 2016 | Samantha Bonar
Vaping, or e-cigarette use, has been promoted as an aid to smoking cessation, as well as a safer alternative to smoking. A new JAMA study has found that teens who vape are more likely to progress to cigarette smoking.
November 22, 2016 | Letisia Marquez
Caught at an early stage, lung cancer can be successfully treated and cured. But lung cancer often isn’t diagnosed until a patient develops symptoms. By then, the disease has advanced, making it difficult to treat. Lung cancer screenings, however, can detect the disease in its infancy. A new City of Hope study looks at why more aren't performed.
November 17, 2016 | City of Hope
Joe Coussa quit smoking thanks to City of Hope's Smoking Cessation Group. Today is the Great American Smokeout – a nationwide event aimed at encouraging smokers to quit that’s sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
November 16, 2016 | Letisia Marquez
City of Hope’s Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research, has received yet another accolade that recognizes his decades-long dedication to treating lung cancer patients and researching new therapies.
November 4, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
Laura Rodriguez was just 18, just starting college, when she dropped out to help out her mother, Mary Grace, whose breast cancer had returned after 7 years. Thirty-five years later, cancer would happen again — and in some ways, history would repeat itself.