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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7 Things You Need to Know About Men's Cancers (Infographic)

June 19, 2017 | City of Hope

About 40 percent of men will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives. That’s a sobering statistic, and one that we highlight every June during Men’s Health Month. With that in mind, here is our infographic with everything men need to know about cancer.

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Survivor of Rare Skin Cancer Pens Three Books

June 16, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

A skin cancer survivor who was given a poor prognosis six years ago has not only astounded his doctors, he has written two books and is working on a third.

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Check Yourself: A Visual Guide to Skin Cancer Self-exams (Infographic)

May 23, 2017 | City of Hope

To detect melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, at its earliest, most treatable stage, conduct a head-to-toe skin self-examination once a month to check for suspicious moles. Unusual, or atypical, moles can ultimately develop into skin cancer.

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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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Focus on skin cancer: Q&A with Kim Margolin, M.D.

July 12, 2016 | City of Hope

Kim Margolin, M.D., answers questions about the latest in melanoma treatment and research. While she is excited about new discoveries that are feeding more fine-tuned and effective therapies, she stresses that sunscreen’s benefits go beyond the obvious, and that early detection is still the most effective form of prevention.

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Summer skin safety: Accessories that protect against skin cancer

July 6, 2016 | H. Chung So

One of the joys of summer is basking outdoors in the warm sunshine. Whether you are spending these long summer days on the beach or at backyard barbecues, keep in mind that getting too much sun puts you at increased risk for skin cancer.

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How to check for skin cancer (w/infographic)

June 27, 2016 | Sara Lewis

To catch skin cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage, conduct a head-to-toe skin self-exam once a month to check for suspicious moles. Here are other tips for detecting skin cancer.

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10 facts all women should know about melanoma

May 25, 2016 | City of Hope

Skin cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers in the United States, more common than all other cancer diagnoses combined, and while melanoma represents just a small portion of those cases, it is by far the most deadly cancer of the skin. With summer days fast approaching, here are 10 facts all women should know about melanoma of the skin.

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