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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Nonsmokers and Lung Cancer: What You Should Know

December 21, 2017 | Alison Shore

The widely held assumption that lung cancer is caused by smoking is fairly accurate: 85 percent of cases are smoking induced. But 15 percent of lung cancers are not related to smoking.

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4 facts women should know about lung cancer (w/podcast)

December 9, 2015 | Denise Heady

At City of Hope, physicians and researchers are working tirelessly to find new and better treatments for lung cancer, especially in the most advanced and difficult-to-treat cases.

Here, Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Thoracic Surgery, at City of Hope, presents a fuller picture of lung cancer.

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If you’re at risk, annual lung cancer screenings could save your life

November 4, 2015 | Veronique de Turenne

When it comes to life-saving messages, it doesn’t get much simpler than this: if you’re a smoker, a former smoker, or possess these risk factors, an annual lung cancer screening could be the difference between life and death.

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