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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.