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.
November 28, 2017 | Denise Heady
Ten patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. The float, themed "Transforming Lives with Hope," adds a deeper dimension to the parade’s theme of “Making a Difference.” Here, we meet float rider Rosemary Estrada, a mother of a teenage daughter and colon and thyroid cancer survivor.
November 15, 2016 | Travis Marshall
For most people diagnosed with thyroid cancer, treatment is a relatively straightforward combination of surgery and radioactive iodine treatment. But that is not always the case. Behrouz Salehian, M.D., discusses the different ways to treat this disease.
March 14, 2014 | Hiu Chung So
Although thyroid tumors are rarely life-threatening, scientists have found that patients with secondary thyroid cancer (in other words, thyroid cancer that develops after the person has survived another cancer) are more likely to die of the disease compared to those whose thyroid cancer was as their primary — or first — cancer.
February 25, 2014 | Roberta Nichols
An epidemic of thyroid cancer in the U.S. is actually an epidemic of diagnosis, conclude the authors of a new report. Their analysis pointed out that, although thyroid cancer diagnoses have nearly tripled during the past 30 years, mortality rates have remained the same.
November 15, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt
Adolescents and young adults ( AYAs ) with cancer have different needs and treatment challenges than children or older adults. They're a unique population because they don’t fit into a distinct group, often falling into a gap between cancer treatment programs designed for children and those designed for adults.
September 12, 2013 | Hiu Chung So
Thanks to highly effective treatments, thyroid cancer is among the most treatable of cancers. But Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month — which is this month — brings attention to its challenges, including its growing occurrence and lack of routine screening.
December 18, 2012 | Shawn Le
The shadows of the former World Trade Center buildings have lingered over the American mindscape since the towers fell in 2001. New fears may be raised by a new study released online Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association reporting an increase in cancer incidence among rescue and recovery workers who worked in the aftermath of the incident.
January 19, 2012 | City of Hope Staff
The American Cancer Society (ACS) reports that the overall death rate from cancer is declining , but some cancers are seeing an upswing in diagnoses. That’s the case for thyroid cancer . The ACS reports that thyroid cancer has “significantly increased among men and women of every racial/ethnic background” except for Native-American men.