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.
‘Poverty is a Carcinogen’: The Link Between Environment and Cancer
April 11, 2018 | Josh Jenisch
The environment is full of all sorts of unpleasant things that can make you sick – bacteria, viruses, chemicals and even radiation. But exposure is higher for poor communities. And environment – be it social or physical – plays a critical role in the health of an individual and community.
Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D.: The Dangerous Effects of Racism on Health
April 10, 2018 | Saundra Young
It’s not new that research has linked stress to racial discrimination. But that research is now going a step further, tying infant mortality directly to racism. City of Hope's CCARE is already working with community health leaders to address the links between racism and poor health outcomes.
Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D.: Addressing the Unique Challenges of Minority Cancer Patients
February 12, 2018 | City of Hope
Cancer continues to have a widespread impact on our families, friends and communities. City of Hope's Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D., shares her insights on health disparities among minority populations and how best to overcome barriers to better care.
Bridging The Gap: Educating Minority Communities About Cancer Prevention
July 31, 2017 | Dory Benford
At City of Hope, the Center of Community Alliance for Research & Education (CCARE), seeks to facilitate better communication with minority patients, particularly about cancer prevention, by fostering strong partnerships with various community organizations.
Lowering Cancer Risk by Improving the Environment
April 12, 2017 | Josh Jenisch
Environment has a direct association with overall health and cancer risk. Without access to affordable, nutritious foods, communities become obese. And obesity is incontrovertibly linked to an increased risk of cancer. Poorer communities are disproportionately affected.
Working to Build Trust in Minority Communities
April 6, 2017 | Josh Jenisch
Minority populations lack trust in the health care system for many reasons, among them a history of discrimination and the failure of health care institutions to provide culturally sensitive care. But City of Hope researchers are slowly but surely turning the tide.
A Serious Lack of Trust: The Unhealthy Relationship Between Minorities and Health Care
April 5, 2017 | Josh Jenisch
There are numerous barriers to addressing health care disparities. There are financial obstacles and issues of access. But looming over everything is a more intractable foe: a persistent, pervasive lack of trust in the health care system.
Make March the Month You "Screen to Save"
March 2, 2017 | City of Hope
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer and the second deadliest. Despite those grim statistics, in most states less than 20 percent of racial and ethnic minorities have been screened for CRC within the past year. For physicians and scientists at City of Hope, that number is far too low.