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.

Four City of Hope Doctors Earn Coveted Distinction

March 17, 2017 | Michael Easterling

Four City of Hope doctors have been named fellows by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), an honor bestowed on fewer than 200 of the organization’s more than 40,000 members.

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Detecting – and Preventing – Heart Disease in Cancer Patients

December 14, 2016 | City of Hope

As new treatments and therapies for cancer emerge, the survival rate for patients continues to improve. But treatment takes its toll on the body, and heart disease is one of the more common byproducts of chemotherapy or radiation. New guidelines from City of Hope's Dr. Saro Armenian aim to detect - and prevent - heart disease in cancer patients.

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New Clinical Guidelines Released for Detecting Heart Disease in Cancer Patients

December 14, 2016 | City of Hope

As new treatments and therapies for cancer emerge, the survival rate for patients continues to improve. But treatment takes its toll on the body, and heart disease is one of the more common byproducts of chemotherapy or radiation. New guidelines from City of Hope's Dr. Saro Armenian aim to detect - and prevent - heart disease in cancer patients.

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Biomarker linked to survival and treatment for BRCA-positive breast cancer patients

June 8, 2016 | H. Chung So

For breast cancer patients with BRCA gene mutations, compounds called poly ADP ribose (or PAR) can help determine treatment response and clinical outcomes. This new finding in a study led by Jeffrey Weitzel, M.D., director, Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics, was presented at this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting in Chicago.

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ASCO 2016: Where Cancer Breakthroughs Happen

June 3, 2016 | Sumanta Kumar Pal, M.D.

Sumanta Kumar Pal, M.D., offers insights into ASCO 2016. Here, he has distilled some of the main themes at this year's conference such as the Cancer Moonshot Program, and personalized and precision medicine.

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Breakthroughs in cancer research to be presented at ASCO

June 1, 2016 | Denise Heady

Members of City of Hope’s medical oncology team are part of a core group of medical professionals trying to find more ways to treat and eradicate cancer. At the 2016 ASCO meeting, they will share findings about a number of cancers and treatment approaches, including assessments of potential new therapies and comparisons of current therapies.

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Clinical trials need older adults, ASCO says. City of Hope’s Arti Hurria explains

July 29, 2015 | Tami Dennis

Few clinical cancer trials include older adults – and yet, more than 60 percent of cancer cases in the United States occur in people age 65 and older. The result is a dearth of knowledge on how to treat the very population most likely to be diagnosed with cancer.

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ASCO 2015: Drug combination promising for some lung cancer patients

May 29, 2015 | Nicole Levine

Lung cancer patients in need of improved treatment options may soon get good news, with a new combination therapy showing promise where other treatments have failed. City of Hope researchers share findings on a promising combination treatment for lung cancer.

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Cancer Insights: What I’ll be looking for in Chicago – an ASCO 2015 preview

May 27, 2015 | Sumanta Kumar Pal M.D.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology  (ASCO) is a U.S.-based organization that ties together oncology health care professionals (doctors, nurses and pharmacists) from around the world. The organization’s annual meeting represents a key forum in which scientific breakthroughs in oncology are unveiled.

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