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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Researchers discover sugar-addiction of cancer cells in childhood leukemia

July 10, 2017 | Katie Neith

According to a new article in Nature, a team led by City of Hope’s Markus Müschen, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Systems Biology, thinks that sugar uptake and energy supply may play a key role in the relapse of ALL.

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James Lacey
Forget the Fads: Three Real Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

February 27, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

The race to reduce your cancer risk is a marathon, not a sprint. And while it is impossible to prevent cancer, there are strategies that, when implemented consistently over your lifetime, may lower your risk of cancer. We spoke to James V. Lacey Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor at City of Hope's Division of Cancer Etiology, about the practices he recommends for leading a healthier lifestyle and in doing so, reducing your cancer risk.

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Even when an obese person loses weight, health problems could persist due to epigenetics

July 18, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

When an obese person loses weight, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as liver, colon and breast cancers and other diseases linked to obesity, diminishes, right? That might not be the case. A new study by City of Hope researchers found that even after a low-fat diet is consumed, long-term disease risks could persist.

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National Public health week: Reducing cancer risk starts in childhood

April 6, 2016 | City of Hope

City of Hope is launching a multifaceted five-year initiative aimed at reducing cancer risks through better nutrition, particularly for children, made possible with the help of a $2.5 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

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Cancer death rate declined, but still more prevention is needed

January 18, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

There’s good news to celebrate on the cancer front: Early cancer detection, cancer prevention efforts and better treatments resulted in a 23% decline in the cancer death rate over the last two decades, according to the American Cancer Society’s annual statistics report.

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Awasthi-Sanjay
Metabolic disease: Who's at risk? What can be done? (w/PODCAST)

September 28, 2015 | City of Hope

Metabolism is the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life. But what causes disorders of the metabolism, including diabetes?

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Misagh Karimi
The link between obesity and cancer risk (w/PODCAST)

July 26, 2015 | City of Hope

Misagh Karimi specializes in hematology-oncology at City of Hope ǀ Corona. Many Americans understand that obesity is tied to heart disease and diabetes but, according to a new survey , too few – only 7 percent – know that obesity increases the risk of cancer.

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Obesity and breast cancer: The risk is real. Now we must help reduce it

June 13, 2015 | Tami Dennis

That’s not an echo you hear, it’s another study linking weight to breast cancer risk. It's also another reason to improve the health of our overall community. Obesity and breast cancer risk: The link is real.

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Misagh Karimi, M.D.
Meet our doctors: Oncologist Misagh Karimi on obesity and cancer

March 13, 2015 | Valerie Zapanta

Misagh Karimi, M.D., assistant clinical professor, is a medical oncologist at one of City of Hope’s newest community practice locations, located in Corona in Riverside County. A recent community health report from Corona’s public health department stated that obesity rates for teens and adults in Riverside County are the highest in California.

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Rise in skirt size linked to rise in breast cancer risk. Here's why

September 25, 2014 | Nicole White

Weighing your breast cancer risk? One study suggests a measure to consider is skirt size. A British study suggests that for each increase in skirt size every 10 years after age 25, the five-year risk of developing breast cancer postmenopause increases from one in 61 to one in 51 – a 77 percent increase in risk.

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