Breakthroughs Blog

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.

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Blood Brothers: Bone Marrow Donor and Recipient Meet Each Other for the First Time

April 28, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

Each year at City of Hope's Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion, a bone marrow recipient and donor have the chance to meet each other for the first time. This is their story.

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‘Point zero-zero-zero one percent’: LGBTQI issues in health care

April 28, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

Experts in the field say LGBTQI communities are some of the most underserved and understudied minority groups in U.S. health care — and that has serious implications for cancer care. During Minority Health Month, City of Hope investigates the issues surrounding these complex issues.

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How to Save a Life: Bone Marrow Donor and Recipient Reflect on Shared Journey

April 28, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

Each year at City of Hope's Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion, a bone marrow recipient and donor have the chance to meet each other for the first time. This is their story.

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Scripps, City of Hope Team Up to Find New Treatment for HIV

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.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Song

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.

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Behnam Badie awarded $2.1 million R01 grant to help patients with aggressive brain tumors

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.

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Displaying Lab Test Costs in Electronic Health Records Doesn’t Change Physician Behavior

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.

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7 Things You Need to Know About Bone Marrow Transplants

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.

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New Study Aims to Improve Quality of Life for Ostomy Patients

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.

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7 Tips on Becoming a Bone Marrow Donor

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.

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