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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New Target for Prostate Cancer Treatment and Prevention Identified

March 29, 2017 | Katie Neith

While prostate cancer is often treated successfully, it is still the third leading cancer killer among men and represents a huge health and economic burden. Now, a team from City of Hope believes they have found a key mechanism for potentially keeping the disease at bay, both before and after diagnosis.

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5 Tests Every Man Under 55 Needs

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.

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Men and Prostate Cancer: The Emotional Impact

March 9, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Prostate cancer doesn’t just affect men physically. Men diagnosed with prostate cancer face a unique set of emotional issues. The diagnosis of cancer in itself can be overwhelming enough, but the stigma associated with prostate cancer often prevents them from seeking emotional help, according to experts at City of Hope.

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Ben Stiller’s Diagnosis: Should Baseline Prostate Cancer Screenings Start Before Age 50?

October 13, 2016 | Samantha Bonar

Actor Ben Stiller recently revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago, at age 48. He credits early screening and diagnosis with saving his life. But should prostate cancer screenings start before 50?

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Can a vasectomy increase your risk of prostate cancer?

September 29, 2016 | Denise Heady

There are many risk factors that can increase the risk of prostate cancer - largely smoking and obesity - but a new study suggests a vasectomy isn’t one of them.

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10 facts all men should know about prostate cancer

September 19, 2016 | Travis Marshall

Prostate issues are a normal part of getting older for many men. While an enlarged prostate can be uncomfortable, it’s prostate cancer that men should be most concerned about. Here oncologist Sumanta Kumar Pal, M.D., shares 10 important facts every man should know about prostate cancer.

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Fighting prostate cancer with mushrooms

June 21, 2016 | Denise Heady

The humble white button mushrooms are more than just salad and pizza toppers - they are a potential cancer-fighting powerhouse. Our scientists have found enticing evidence that these common fungi have the potential to treat and lower the risk of cancer and are determined to explore it to the fullest.

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Why are Men More Likely To Die of Cancer?

June 13, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

During Men’s Health Month, City of Hope cancer center is offering tips to make men more aware of their risk and to encourage screening. This piece discusses why men are diagnosed with cancer later and have higher death rates than women.

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Beating prostate cancer: ‘We’re taking off the brakes’

March 24, 2016 | City of Hope

Researchers at City of Hope believe they are on the verge of significant headway in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, thanks to new thinking and “staggering” early success.

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Prostate cancer 2016: New surgical options, better screening

December 31, 2015 | Veronique de Turenne

New surgical options. Blood tests that can detect a single cancer cell. Molecular imaging. These are among the advances expected in prostate cancer research and treatment in in 2016.

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