June 25, 2019 | City of Hope
City of Hope has accelerated its plans for a $1 billion comprehensive cancer campus in Orange County, bringing highly specialized cancer care, clinical trials, precision medicine and early detection to the nation’s sixth most populous county.
Breast Cancer: 'It's supposed to be a woman's disease'
June 15, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
Male breast cancer is unusual. Breast cancer being cast as “a woman’s disease” means men aren’t checking for it and therefore tend to be diagnosed later. Despite the paltry number of cases, being vigilant is important for men - a lesson Don Hoffman learned the hard way.
Biomarker linked to survival and treatment for BRCA-positive breast cancer patients
June 8, 2016 | H. Chung So
For breast cancer patients with BRCA gene mutations, compounds called poly ADP ribose (or PAR) can help determine treatment response and clinical outcomes.
Study: Increased genetic testing in young breast cancer patients
February 16, 2016 | Valerie Howard
More young breast cancer patients are relying on genetic testing to make informed surgical decisions. According to a new study, published online in JAMA Oncology, nearly all women under 40 years old surveyed in 2013, had undergone BRCA testing within a year of a breast cancer diagnosis, with the vast majority of those who tested positive opting for a double-mastectomy.
Is genetic testing for cancer risk right for you? What you need to know
January 28, 2016 | Travis Marshall
Cancer researchers, like those at City of Hope, have come to understand that mutations in certain genes can mean a higher likelihood of getting certain types of cancer. That’s why genetic testing to identify these mutations has become an important tool in figuring out people’s risk of getting cancer in their lifetimes.