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ASCO 2014: Chemo with either Avastin or Erbitux are equallyeffective against colorectal cancer

ASCO 2014: Chemo with either Avastin or Erbitux are equally effective against colorectal cancer

Results from a large-scale study found that four commonly-prescribed drug regimens are equally effective for most types of colorectal cancer. The findings were presented during the plen...

June 2, 2014

 
Colonoscopy screenings: Hear the myths, get the facts(w/VIDEO)

Colonoscopy screenings: Hear the myths, get the facts (w/VIDEO)

Colonoscopy may not be the most pleasant of procedures, but it is one that can save your life. According to the National Cancer Institute, getting colonoscopies at recommended intervals (for most peop...

March 24, 2014

 
Colorectal cancer: Why more people are surviving thedisease

Colorectal cancer: Why more people are surviving the disease

For the past 20 years, the death rate for colorectal cancer has been dropping for both men and women. That decline can be traced to a number of factors, including advanced screening techniques, new dr...

March 18, 2014

 
Cancer of the breast, colon, lungs … Putting research inperspective

Cancer of the breast, colon, lungs … Putting research in perspective

No matter how impressive a research study’s conclusion may be – or how seemingly unsurprising – experts are needed to put the findings into context. Perhaps a study’s methodology wasn’t as strong...

March 3, 2014

 
Meet our doctors: Surgeon Stephen Sentovich on colorectalcancer

Meet our doctors: Surgeon Stephen Sentovich on colorectal cancer

Colon and rectal cancer is treatable and beatable – and early detection is of paramount importance. Yet despite research that shows colon and rectal cancer screening saves lives, recent data from the ...

January 14, 2014

 
Colon Cancer Treatment and Colonoscopies
 
Watch Dr. Stephen Sentovich talk about advances in colon cancer treatment and the importance of colonoscopies.
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  • When it comes to breast cancer, women aren’t limited to getting screened and, if diagnosed, making appropriate treatment choices. They can also take a proactive stance in the fight against breast cancer by understanding key risk factors and practicing lifestyle habits that can help reduce their own breast...
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  • Genetics, genes, genome, genetic risk … Such terms are becoming increasingly familiar to even nonresearchers as studies and information about the human make-up become more extensive and more critical. At City of Hope, these words have long been part of our vocabulary. Researchers and physicians are studyi...
  • Mammograms are currently the best method to detect breast cancer early, when it’s easier to treat and before it’s big enough to feel or cause symptoms. But recent mammogram screening guidelines may have left some women confused about when to undergo annual testing. Here Lusi Tumyan, M.D., chief of t...
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  • City of Hope is extending the reach of its lifesaving mission well beyond U.S. borders. To that end, three distinguished City of Hope leaders visited China earlier this year to lay the foundation for the institution’s new International Medicine Program. The program is part of City of Hope’s strategi...
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  • Most women who are treated for breast cancer with a mastectomy do not choose to undergo reconstructive surgery. The reasons for this, according to a recent JAMA Surgery study, vary. Nearly half say they do not want any additional surgery, while nearly 34 percent say breast cancer reconstruction simply isn’t imp...