The Helix Blog

The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.

Clayton Lau

The science of second opinions: Advice from a surgeon

February 13, 2019 | City of Hope

Diagnostic errors are far from uncommon. In fact, one recent study found that they affect about 12 million people, or 1 in 20 patients, in the U.S. each year. Clayton Lau, M.D., explains the difference that second opinions can make in getting proper cancer diagnosis and care.

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Sumanta K. Pal, M.D. and Frank di Bella

City of Hope’s expansion to Orange County is personal for this cancer survivor

February 4, 2019 | City of Hope

Bringing City of Hope cancer services closer to Orange County residents is work that is personal to Frank DiBella, a 73-year-old Newport Beach, California, resident and bladder cancer survivor.

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