The Helix Blog
The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.
History of Hope: Susumu Ohno
October 23, 2017 | Katie Neith
In 1952, a young researcher named Susumu Ohno came to City of Hope. Though he was only a research associate at the time, his research would soon make waves in the scientific community.
History of Hope: A Legacy of Whole-Patient Care
August 10, 2017 | Stephen Dolainski
The Department of Supportive Care Medicine was established in 2007, but its roots go back nearly a century to the founding of City of Hope as a tuberculosis sanatorium in 1914.
Breast cancer risk appears linked to family history of prostate cancer
March 29, 2015 | Nicole White
When considering cancer risk, categories like “women’s cancers” and “men’s cancers” may not matter. A complete medical history, especially of first-degree relatives, must be considered when evaluating risk.
Duarte, CA: Our home away from home
October 6, 2014 | Cassandra Ramos
Whether we originally hail from the San Gabriel Valley or halfway across the world, we as City of Hope graduate students have become intimately involved with the city of Duarte. After all, Duarte is where we diligently investigate important biomedical questions at research laboratories every day.
Peer program helps black women during, and after, breast cancer
February 24, 2014 | Nicole White
After adjusting to the rigors of a cancer patient’s schedule – a barrage of appointments with surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, chemotherapy treatments, surgeries, tests – cancer survivors have large adjustments to make.
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.
Black men need prostate cancer consultation at age 40, expert says
February 9, 2014 | Nicole White
Prostate cancer is not only more common among black men, it's also deadlier. A City of Hope expert suggests prostate cancer consultation at age 40.
Black History Month calls attention to disparity in cancer rates
February 1, 2014 | Nicole White
This year, Black History Month converges with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, and the nation's notable gains in equality give us much to celebrate. But equality in health and access to care continue to be areas of serious concern.