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Cecilia Choy, Ph.D.

Working to make the world a better place: One graduate's story

June 1, 2016 | Denise Heady

While Cecilia Choy has always had a love for science, she never envisioned herself entering the field of research. This month, Choy will receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences' 18th commencement ceremony.

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Breakthroughs - Beta Blockers could slow or stop cancer growth

New findings suggest beta-blockers could slow or stop cancer growth

April 25, 2016 | Denise Heady

Chronic stress has long been linked to increasing cancer risk, and recent studies show that stress hormones play a direct role in supporting cancer growth. In a hopeful development, researchers at City of Hope have found that beta-blockers, a common medication used to treat high blood pressure, may be one answer to stopping cancer growth from stress — particularly brain metastases caused from breast cancer.

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