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.

Heated Chemotherapy Can Tackle Tough Peritoneal Cancers

October 3, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Cancers that affect or metastasize to the peritoneal cavity (the abdominal area that contains organs such as the stomach and liver) can be difficult to treat. Heated intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can help.

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Uterine cancer: How to spot the signs and reduce your risk

August 17, 2017 | Katie Neith

Here's a bit of good news: When it’s caught early, treatments for uterine/endometrial cancer tend to be very successful. Read on to learn how to reduce your risk and spot the warning signs.

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Robotic surgery is less invasive for gynecologic cancer

August 4, 2017 | City of Hope

More than 107,470 women in the United States are diagnosed with gynecologic cancers each year. However, thanks to developments in technology, many of these cancers can now be treated with robotic surgery.

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City of Hope's Ernest Han, M.D., on Gwen Ifill's Death From Endometrial Cancer

November 18, 2016 | Samantha Bonar

For unknown reasons, endometrial cancer tends to be more aggressive in African American women, who also generally have worse outcomes, according to Ernest Han, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor and surgeon in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at City of Hope.

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20th Annual Walk for Hope raises funds for cancer treatments to benefit women everywhere

July 19, 2016 | Denise Heady

For 20 years, thousands of cancer survivors, patients, families and friends have participated in City of Hope’s annual Walk for Hope to not only raise money and awareness for women’s cancers, but to support and honor all those who have fought - or even will fight - women's cancers. Register today.

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Uterine cancer expert warns against morcellation, says dangers are known

July 31, 2014 | Nicole White

A common surgical device, often used for minimally invasive hysterectomies , may be riskier than previously thought because of its potential to spread several types of cancer, not just uterine cancer, a new study has found.

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AACR 2014: Where 'meaningful advances' against cancer begin

April 5, 2014 | Hiu Chung So

More than 18,000 researchers, clinicians, advocates and other professionals will convene at the 105th American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting taking place in San Diego from April 5 to 9.

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'Why I walk': Video tells compelling story or, rather, many stories

November 4, 2013 | Nicole White

Nearly 7,000 walkers laced up their shoes Sunday for the 2013 Walk for Hope. Nearly 7,000 walkers joined in Walk for Hope to raise money for women's cancers research, treatment and education. Their single goal: To raise money for women’s cancers research, treatment and education .

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Endometrial cancer: 'Very treatable' if diagnosed in time

September 11, 2013 | Roberta Nichols

Unlike ovarian cancer, dubbed the "silent killer" because it can stealthily grow for months, endometrial cancer loudly announces its presence through hard-to-miss clues: vaginal bleeding or discharges in between periods and, particularly after menopause, difficult or painful urination as well as pain during intercourse.

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Foothill Fitness Challenge: Controlling cancer risk with exercise

September 7, 2013 | Nicole White

  Exercise: We all know we should do it, not enough of us do. Many of us take steps in the right direction, purchasing gym memberships we never use or buying exercise equipment that collects dust. Meanwhile, science proves again and again that exercise doesn’t just help us look better, it also helps control our risk of serious diseases, including cancer.

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