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.

As new City of Hope vice provost, Arti Hurria wants to give back

March 7, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

As new vice provost for clinical faculty for City of Hope, Arti Hurria, M.D., will have primary oversight of academic and faculty affairs for physician faculty in the clinical professor series. She supports City of Hope’s mission to increase the diversity of clinical faculty, and is responsible for designing, implementing and assessing various programs to address faculty diversity, recruitment, retention and advancement.

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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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What I learned: 6 questions for lung cancer patient Emily Bennett Taylor

November 24, 2015 | Denise Heady

Emily Bennett Taylor was getting ready to celebrate her second wedding anniversary with her college sweetheart in June of 2012 when she learned she had been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. Here, Emily answers questions about her diagnosis and treatment at City of Hope.

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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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Lung cancer is a silent killer of women; if you're at risk, get screened

November 12, 2014 | Sayeh Hirmand

During October, everything seems to turn pink - clothing, the NFL logo, tape dispensers, boxing gloves, blenders, soup cans, you name it - in order to raise awareness for what many believe is the most dangerous cancer that affects women: breast cancer .

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Life after breast cancer: Too many black women don't receive follow-up

February 16, 2014 | Nicole White

As the nation commemorates Black History Month, a City of Hope researcher is calling attention to the fact that a shocking 15 percent of African-American breast cancer survivors do not receive annual follow-up mammograms after their treatment stops.

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Cancer: Benefits of beauty, personal care go more than skin deep

August 16, 2013 | Nicole White

Looking good makes you feel better. The Positive Image Center SM at City of Hope sees the evidence daily, with more than 5,000 visits a year from patients seeking to look their best. Karen Butcher gets a hair cut at a pop-up salon event at City of Hope.

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Smoking – especially early in life – linked to breast cancer risk

March 2, 2013 | Roberta Nichols

Where there’s smoke, there’s more likely to be breast cancer. That’s the finding in a new study suggesting that women who begin smoking early in life – especially before the birth of their first child – appear to have an increased risk of breast cancer.

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Advanced breast cancer on rise in young women; experts weigh in

February 27, 2013 | Tami Dennis

The headlines about a rise in advanced breast cancer cases among young women have been attention-getting, to be sure. Based on a study published in the Feb. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association , the coverage has both mirrored and fed the worry that many women have of the disease.

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