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.
Patient diversity not reflected by cell lines used for research, study shows
March 13, 2019 | Zen Vuong
City of Hope scientist, Rick Kittles, Ph.D., and his colleagues found that some commercial cell lines used for countless laboratory studies have mislabeled ancestry when it comes to minorities.
‘Watch-and-wait’ approach for low-risk prostate cancer not without dangers
March 7, 2019 | Malcolm Bedell
Men diagnosed with “low-risk” prostate cancer are increasingly refusing more aggressive treatment in favor of a watch-and-wait approach. However, determining which patients truly fall into the “low-risk” category can prove more complicated than some tests would make it seem.
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.
Rick Kittles, Ph.D.: On a Mission to Eliminate Health Inequities
February 28, 2018 | Samantha Bonar
For City of Hope's Rick Kittles, Ph.D., exploring genes and environments to understand health disparities among different populations isn’t just a scientific pursuit — it is a passion driven by social justice concerns.
‘Engage and Educate’: Veronica Jones, M.D., on Addressing Health Disparities
February 19, 2018 | Robert Young
City of Hope's Veronica Jones, M.D., is doing her part to engage African-American communities and raise awareness of the importance of breast cancer preventive care.
So, You Had a Suspicious Mammogram. What’s Next?
October 4, 2017 | Robert Young
A diagnostic mammogram can be quite stressful, but knowing what to expect - and taking the right steps to prepare - can help expedite the process and provide some peace of mind. Learn more from Veronica Jones, M.D., breast cancer surgeon.
Rick Kittles, Expert in Health Disparities, Joins City of Hope
June 23, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Rick Kittles, Ph.D., has joined City of Hope as professor and founding director of the Division of Health Equities within the Department of Population Sciences. Kittles’ research focuses on understanding the complex issues surrounding race, genetic ancestry and disease, particularly health disparities among different ethnicities.