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Rick Kittles

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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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Fighting for Equal Outcomes for the Underserved

February 26, 2018 | Saundra Young

City of Hope's Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D., is on a mission to eliminate health inequities among minority and under-resourced populations, and she's got her work cut out for her.

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‘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.

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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.

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