City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.
April 25, 2017 | Michael Easterling
A team from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, California, is working with City of Hope’s Center for Gene Therapy to test a cell culture resistant to the HIV virus for efficacy and safety. If testing goes as planned, TSRI and City of Hope investigators may have identified a new treatment for HIV.
April 24, 2017 | Michael Easterling
At City of Hope, Ella Fitzgerald's legacy lives on with areas on campus honoring her and diabetes research in her name supported by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.
April 24, 2017 | Denise Heady
What started as an unplanned lunch date has turned into a potential breakthrough in the treatment of gliomas – a fast-growing, and often deadly type of brain tumor.
April 21, 2017 | Letisia Marquez
A study aimed at determining whether hospitals could reduce ordering of unnecessary lab tests by displaying Medicare fees determined that price transparency does not appear to impact test orders. City of Hope’s Mina Sedrak led the study.
April 21, 2017 | City of Hope
In the weeks leading up to our 41st annual “Celebration of Life” reunion event – where bone marrow transplant survivors and their families will celebrate their victories they have attained in fighting cancer – we will be publishing a series of articles that will answer basic but essential questions about bone marrow transplantation.
April 20, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
A new study is aimed at helping recent cancer survivors who have ostomies. The three-year randomized controlled trial is an ostomy self-management training program that hopes to coach cancer survivors to care for their ostomies via teleconferencing.
April 20, 2017 | City of Hope
They say the best gifts come from the heart, but the most impactful one you can give may just be in your cells. More than 7,500 patients worldwide are in need of a stem cell or bone marrow donor, and you may be that special someone who gives a desperate patient a miraculous second chance at life. Here are 7 tips on how to become a donor.
April 19, 2017 | City of Hope
Guests representative of the large population of Chinese-Americans in Greater Los Angeles recently visited City of Hope’s Duarte, California, campus for an event titled, “Spread the Hope."
April 18, 2017 | Katie Neith
An international team of researchers led by City of Hope’s Defu Zeng believe they may have found a way to prevent graft-versus host disease following stem cell transplants without sacrificing the transplants’ ability to fight leukemia and lymphoma.
April 18, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg
Long before she thought about becoming a surgeon, Yanghee Woo, M.D., knew she wanted to impact the world — but not as a doctor. An odd thing to hear from Woo, who is a City of Hope surgeon, scientist and one of this country's foremost authorities on minimally invasive and robotic surgery for treatment of gastric (stomach) cancer.