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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Nonsmokers and Lung Cancer: What You Should Know

December 21, 2017 | Alison Shore

The widely held assumption that lung cancer is caused by smoking is fairly accurate: 85 percent of cases are smoking induced. But 15 percent of lung cancers are not related to smoking.

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Obesity & Cancer Risk: What’s the Connection?

December 5, 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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Men and Breast Cancer: Should You Be Tested?

July 25, 2017 | City of Hope

What many people don’t realize is that men, too, can experience breast cancer. Though much rarer in men than in women, about 2,470 new cases of male breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society.

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Liver Cancer: What You Need To Know

November 1, 2016 | Abe Rosenberg

City of Hope is a leader in liver cancer detection and treatment. Here, surgeon and researcher Susanne Gray Warner, M.D. explains how to better understand how this cancer works; where it comes from; and how it is treated.

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Stomach cancer: Know these 7 risk factors

January 7, 2016 | H. Chung So

Early-stage stomach cancer is curable – and getting more curable all the time. Better detection gets the credit for that. So does increased knowledge of risk.

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4 facts women should know about lung cancer (w/podcast)

December 9, 2015 | Denise Heady

At City of Hope, physicians and researchers are working tirelessly to find new and better treatments for lung cancer, especially in the most advanced and difficult-to-treat cases.

Here, Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Thoracic Surgery, at City of Hope, presents a fuller picture of lung cancer.

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If you’re at risk, annual lung cancer screenings could save your life

November 4, 2015 | Veronique de Turenne

When it comes to life-saving messages, it doesn’t get much simpler than this: if you’re a smoker, a former smoker, or possess these risk factors, an annual lung cancer screening could be the difference between life and death.

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Commit to practicing breast cancer awareness all year long

October 31, 2015 | Valerie Howard

Breast cancer awareness shouldn’t be limited to the month of October, not with breast cancer the second-leading cause of cancer death among women and an estimated 231,840 American women expected to be diagnosed each year. Here are important 2015 breast cancer facts, symptoms and risk factors worth remembering, all year long.

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Lung cancer isn't just a smoker's disease: Know the risk factors

November 2, 2014 | Nicole White

The single largest risk factor for lung cancer is smoking, and it contributes to the overwhelming majority of lung cancer cases. While smoking is the top risk factor for lung cancer, a growing number of patients never smoked.

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Lung cancer screening: How best to gauge effectiveness?

February 21, 2013 | Tami Dennis

Perhaps we should use additional risk factors – not just the ones currently used – when selecting whom to screen for lung cancer, suggest researchers in a new study. More effective screening of people at high risk of lung cancer is needed, many agree.

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