Cancer Control and Population Sciences In the News

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The Journal of the American Medical Association Oncology invited City of Hope’s Victoria Seewaldt, M.D., to provide her expert commentary on two studies published today about ovarian and hepatocellular cancer prevention.

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Patients with metastatic kidney cancer who have high rates of distress tend to have poorer overall survival compared to those with low distress, according to a new study by City of Hope researchers.

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The Dr. Norman and Melinda Payson Professorships recognize City of Hope clinicians and researchers who have contributed greatly to biomedical research.

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A new electronic monitor called Vivio, developed by Caltech with City of Hope, promises to make cardiac screening easier and more accessible for cancer patients and physicians.

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City of Hope physicians Arti Hurria, M.D., a geriatric oncologist, and William Dale, M.D., Ph.D., a geriatrician and palliative care physician, co-chaired the panel that developed the new ASCO guidelines designed to help doctors assess and manage care for older adults.

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City of Hope has received a five-year award totaling $2 million from the National Institute of Aging to establish a national research infrastructure that will facilitate and support significant innovative projects across the country addressing aging and cancer.

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Joseph Alvarnas, M.D. describes himself as a storyteller, and for the City of Hope hematologist/oncologist, stories play a key role in how he sees the medical profession, his role in it, and even why he became a physician in the first place.

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City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer and diabetes, will highlight a variety of basic research and population studies at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Chicago’s McCormick Place April 14 to 18.

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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.


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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Internationally renowned biostatistician and epidemiologist Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the American Association for Cancer Research’s (AACR) 27th Annual American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention for her outstanding research accomplishments.

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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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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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For the growing population of older adults, cognitive decline ranks among their greatest fears — and greatest vulnerabilities. A new study by William Dale, M.D., Ph.D. and colleagues looks at who’s at risk as the nation prepares to care for an aging population.

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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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City of Hope has received a $1 million gift from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation to launch two transformative supportive care projects to train oncologists, nurses and other health care professionals to deliver the institution’s signature compassionate, holistic cancer care.

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As knowledge of cancer's genetic nature expands, so do the treatment options. Learn more from Thomas Slavin, M.D., clinical geneticist at City of Hope.

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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.


From a young age, Jessica Clague DeHart, Ph.D., M.P.H., knew she would be working in cancer research.

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City of Hope’s Sunita Patel, Ph.D., and Mei Kong, Ph.D., were recently honored by the American Cancer Society with their Giants of Science Hope award at the Society’s annual gala in October.