The Helix Blog

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

breast cancer screening

Cancer screening guidance from City of Hope experts

August 16, 2019 | Samantha Bonar

August 16 is National Cancer Screening Day for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. The day is an effort to increase awareness and education for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers.

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Saul Priceman | City of Hope

City of Hope scientist receives $9.28M for CAR T trial for metastatic breast cancer

August 15, 2019 | Letisia Marquez

Saul Priceman, Ph.D., and his research team have received a $9.28 million award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to support a CAR T cell phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of women with HER2-positive breast cancer that has spread to the brain.

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Susan Neuhausen

Researcher Awarded $3M Grant to Study Genomics of Breast Cancer in Latinas

August 14, 2019 | Jenny Peters

City of Hope researcher Susan Neuhausen, Ph.D., is studying genomic breast cancer risk among Latinas. The research is vital, as Latinas are underrepresented in studies of breast cancer and genetic risk assessment.

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Lung Cancer

City of Hope lauded for lung, colon cancer surgery

August 12, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

U.S. News & World Report, which recently named City of Hope the best cancer facility in the West, singled out the colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery divisions as “high performing.”

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Thomas Slavin

New ‘liquid biopsy’ blood test could improve breast cancer diagnostics

August 7, 2019 | Letisia Marquez

Developed by TGen and partners, the test could help avoid unnecessary surgeries and enable physicians to continuously monitor cancer. It works by measuring tiny particles of tumor DNA circulating in a patient's bloodstream.

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Yuman Fong | City of Hope

First in the nation: City of Hope to offer experimental T cell drug for liver cancer patients

August 5, 2019 | Zen Vuong

An ongoing clinical study in China on the drug showed liver tumor shrinkage, regression of metastatic tumors and fewer side effects than in other T cell clinical trials.

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Pancreatic Cancer Cell

Two new grants aim to advance pancreatic cancer treatment

July 24, 2019 | Cara Martinez

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has awarded two City of Hope researchers — Yuan Chen, Ph.D., and Xiaochun Yu, M.D., Ph.D. — $500,000 Translational Research Grants — a total gift of $1 million.

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