Give Hope Blog
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.
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.