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.

Obesity and breast cancer risk
Obesity & Cancer Risk: What’s the Connection?

August 30, 2017 | City of Hope

Some risk factors for cancer are out of your control. You can’t change your genetic history, for example. But many factors that increase the risk of developing cancer are within your control.

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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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Breakthroughs - National Public Health Week
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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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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