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Breakthroughs - couples coping with cancer - Heidi and Jeff
Couple uses teamwork to cope with challenges of cancer
February 11, 2016

Jeff Andrews and his wife Heidi were married only three years and raising a two-year-old son when Jeff was diagnosed with cancer, an experience that brought unexpected challenges to their relationship. Now, a year later, the couple has learned new coping strategies through Couples Coping with Cancer Together, a support group sponsored by City of Hope’s Department of Supportive Care Medicine.

Gina Marchini
Insulin-free diabetes patient shares life-changing treatment on “The Doctors”
February 10, 2016

When she was just 9 years old, Gina Marchini had to be airlifted to a hospital when her undiagnosed diabetes nearly killed her. This week, the 33-year-old kindergarten teacher from Palmer, Alaska told a national television audience that, after an islet cell transplant performed at City of Hope last year, her body is now producing its own insulin.

Rahul Jandial
Cancer Insights: 3 takeaways from Jimmy Carter’s cancer journey
February 9, 2016

Neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Division of Neurosurgery, at City of Hope, shares what cancer patients can takeaway from President Carter’s cancer journey.

City of Hope scientists create technology to target ‘undruggable’ diseases
February 8, 2016

City of Hope researchers have announced game-changing technology to chemically modify antibodies (Abs) so that they can cross cell membranes to disable disease-causing proteins inside cells, a feat long-sought by researchers worldwide. The new technology is expected to lead to never-before-imagined targeted treatments for some of the most intractable diseases.

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5 ways to cope when a loved one dies
February 8, 2016

Grieving for the people we love after they die is a behavior as innate and natural as loving them in life. And while grief is a universal experience, it’s never easy to deal with—especially when a loved one passes after an emotional battle with cancer.