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Donate Now To Support The Fight Against Breast Cancer!
City of Hope is leading the fight against cancers unique to women through research, treatment and education. Our desire to be proactive, as opposed to reactive, has led to ground breaking discoveries in the relationship between exercise and breast cancer.
Our goal is to fundraise for the ongoing research being conducted at City of Hope by Dr. Jessica Clague DeHart. Her research, focused on exercise and breast cancer, is part of a new frontier in the prevention of primary and recurrent breast cancer. With your support during this campaign, you will help advance the exploration for a cure through physical activity, resulting in lifelong benefits, both physically and psychologically, to cancer patients and survivors.
"My mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her 20's. Because of her fight with cancer, which she won, she was unable to have children. She and my dad adopted me and my brother. Then in high school, I drove my grandfather to his oncology appointments. On the day he died, he made me promise to beat cancer. I knew from a young age that I wanted to fight cancer in my own way. My journey has led me to City of Hope where, as an Assistant Research Professor and Molecular Epidemiologist, I am able to conduct novel, cutting edge research investigating ways of preventing primary and recurrent breast cancer, and investigating the biology behind exercise as a prevention tool. Can exercise change your DNA??? Help us find out! The team and I cannot thank you enough for your support! Together, we can and will make a difference!" ~Jessica
Jessica Clague DeHart, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Population Sciences, Division of Cancer Etiology, in the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope National Medical Center. Dr. Clague DeHart earned her undergraduate degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the University of Southern California. Dr. Clague DeHart then pursued an MPH in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Yale University. She completed her PhD in Cancer Epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health and her predoctoral training at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her dissertation was completed at City of Hope under the mentorship of Dr. Leslie Bernstein and was titled ‘Hormone therapy and physical activity as predictors of lung cancer risk and survival: The California Teachers Study.’ Dr. Clague DeHart stayed on at City of Hope for her postdoctoral work in the Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics, where her research focused on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, specifically among Hispanic women.Now, as an Assistant Research Professor at the City of Hope, Dr. Clague DeHart is continuing her work on the genetic and molecular epidemiology of women's cancers, specifically determining the molecular effects of exercise in breast cancer survivors and minority populations through intervention trials using the Curves and Zumba exercise programs. Dr. Clague DeHart Dr. Clague DeHart is native to Los Angeles and is a mom of two boys. Samuel is almost 4 and James is almost 1.
City of Hope is a biomedical research, treatment and education center recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care, innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. City of Hope is one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers nationwide and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. An independent biomedical research, treatment and education institution, we are a leader in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.
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Thank you for supporting City of Hope’s groundbreaking research to improve the lives of men, women and children here and around the world. For many people, City of Hope is where hope begins.