Developmental Cancer Therapeutics In the News

White button mushrooms could be a powerful tool against breast cancer

With funding provided by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, City of Hope’s Lisa Yee, M.D., is discovering new prevention strategies for the disease. White button mushrooms have previously shown efficacy in prostate cancer research.

City of Hope scientists present latest cancer research advances at AACR

Researchers at City of Hope will present a number of new findings at this year’s American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, including a potentially more accurate biomarker for pancreatic cancer, the impact of obesity and a high-fat diet on cancer development, and the link between premature breast tissue "age" and breast cancer.

City of Hope to present late-breaking and clinical trial data at AACR: cell therapy and preventive medicine

Researchers at City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States, will present late-breaking and clinical trial findings at this year’s American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, which begins today. These additional presentations showcase a pilot program in tobacco use cessation and new developments in cell therapy.

City of Hope initiative brings vital genetic screening to Mexico

A unique program created and put into place by a multidisciplinary “dream team” at City of Hope introduces life-changing and lifesaving genetic screening and counseling services — with an emphasis on breast cancer — to a population that desperately needs it.

'Black Swan' plastic surgeon brings passion, perfectionism to work

City of Hope's Wai-Yee Li, M.D., Ph.D., performs reconstructive procedures on cancer patients, most notably women who’ve undergone mastectomies for breast cancer or pelvic surgery for cervical and other cancers. It is Li’s job to make the patient “whole” again; to restore and rebuild what’s been lost.

City of Hope researchers to present latest cell therapy and precision medicine advances at AACR

Researchers at City of Hope, one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the United States, will present a number of new findings at this year’s American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, which will take place April 8 to 13. The press release highlights abstracts in cell therapy and precision medicine as well as mentions late-breaking and clinical trial abstracts.

Breast cancer survival rates at City of Hope exceed national averages

The Breast Cancer Program at City of Hope is internationally lauded for advancing the field of breast cancer and is providing superior outcomes in breast cancer survival compared to the national average.

City of Hope awarded $4.9 million from CIRM for stem cell research training

The grant will be used to to train the next generation of scientific leaders in basic stem cell research and its translation into novel, lifesaving treatments.

World Cancer Day: How City of Hope is closing the cancer care gap

This year’s World Cancer Day motto, “Close the Care Gap,” is a theme near and dear to City of Hope. The institution is committed to eliminating socioeconomic and geographic barriers so that the right care gets to the right patient at the right time and at the right location.

Common diabetes drug may prevent breast cancer in those at risk

City of Hope is leading a nationwide clinical trial to see if metformin can reverse precancerous conditions in women at high risk for breast cancer, undoing early tissue damage and inflammation that often develop into cancer later on.