15,000 second chances: Bone Marrow Transplant program celebrates new milestone

April 24, 2019 | Michael Easterling and Samantha Bonar

City of Hope’s bone marrow transplant program recently performed the procedure on its 15,000th patient, a remarkable milestone considering that the initiative started with just two physicians, three beds and guarded expectations in 1976.

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Air pollution and cancer: Exploring the link

January 18, 2019 | City of Hope

Dealing with air pollution is a fact of life in many California cities. Learn how it impacts your health and what you can do about it.

Infographic: What men need to know about prostate cancer

September 24, 2018 | City of Hope

This infographic from City of Hope provides key information on prostate cancer, the second most-common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in American men

Does renovating an old house increase cancer risk?

August 10, 2018 | Molly Peck

Before you get started on your next major home renovation, there are risks associated with these types of projects that can increase your risk of cancer.

Cancer Urban Legend: Barbeque, Teflon, Nitrates, Sugar and Artificial Sweetener Can Increase My Cancer Risk

February 1, 2018 | Dory Benford

Maintaining a healthy diet can be challenging when so many popular foods and beverages are believed to contain ingredients, additives and chemicals that can heighten cancer risk.

Cancer Urban Legend: Vitamins Can Lower My Cancer Risk

February 1, 2018 | Dory Benford

When it comes to cancer prevention, there are no quick fixes. Here is what you need to know before relying on vitamins and supplements for their cancer-fighting properties.

5 Things You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer

January 3, 2018 | Dory Benford

In the case of cervical cancer, there is good news. Over the past 40 years, the mortality rate for cervical cancer patients has decreased by over 50 percent, thanks to the increased prevalence of the Pap test. The even better news is that in many cases, cervical cancer can be avoided altogether.

Nonsmokers and Lung Cancer: What You Should Know

December 21, 2017 | Alison Shore

The widely held assumption that lung cancer is caused by smoking is fairly accurate: 85 percent of cases are smoking induced. But 15 percent of lung cancers are not related to smoking.

What's in cigarette smoke? Find out in this video.

November 13, 2017 | City of Hope

What do rat poison, rocket fuel and embalming fluid have in common? They all share ingredients found in cigarette smoke. Once a cigarette is lit, it releases more than 7,000 chemicals into the air, many of them both toxic and carcinogenic.

What You Should Know About Inherited Breast Cancer

October 25, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

When Ming was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she knew she'd need surgery. But at her doctor's urging she also took an additional step, scheduling a session with a City of Hope genetic counselor.