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.
December 19, 2017 | Travis Marshall
Having a preventative mastectomy is a decision that many women face, especially as doctors are increasingly able to determine a woman’s risk by identifying gene mutations that predispose them to breast cancer.
April 27, 2016 | City of Hope
City of Hope breast cancer expert comments on a new study published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology on the rise in double mastectomies and its correlation with media coverage of celebrities with breast cancer.
November 10, 2015 | Abe Rosenberg
Not that many years ago, a breast cancer diagnosis inflicted a double shock: learning you had a deadly disease, then realizing how disfiguring the “cure” may be. We've come a very long way since then. Radical mastectomies are rarely performed today.
July 5, 2015 | City of Hope
Laura L. Kruper discusses breast cancer surgery and the latest advancements in reconstruction.
December 6, 2014 | City of Hope
On Jan. 1, 2015, six City of Hope patients who have journeyed through cancer will welcome the new year with their loved ones atop City of Hope's Tournament of Roses Parade float. The theme of the float is "Made Possible by HOPE.
October 15, 2014 | Nicole White
Most women who are treated for breast cancer with a mastectomy do not choose to undergo reconstructive surgery. Only 42 percent of women opt for breast reconstruction after mastectomy, a new study finds.
August 22, 2014 | Nicole White
Undergoing reconstructive surgery may seem like a forgone conclusion for survivors of breast cancer, but that doesn't appear to be the case. A new study has found that most breast cancer survivors who undergo a mastectomy decide against surgical reconstruction of their breasts.
May 25, 2014 | Nicole White
Treatment for many cancers, such as lung cancer, is getting more sophisticated all the time, featuring therapies tailored to the very DNA of individual patients, increasingly advanced surgical techniques, and screenings that can pinpoint risk with greater accuracy than ever before.
December 12, 2013 | Nicole White
As treatment options expand, and researchers learn more about individual tumors, a critical component of cancer treatment becomes determining the most effective tool to treat an individual patient. A new study finds that surgery and radiation therapy may not have additional benefits for metastatic breast cancer patients who are responding well to chemotherapy.
October 28, 2013 | Tami Dennis
"How far would you go to save your life?" That's the question faced by women who find they're carriers of the BRCA genetic mutations, which dramatically increase their risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
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