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.
September 26, 2017 | Jay A. Fernandez
For young adult survivors of pediatric cancer, the aftermath can require a new approach to school and learning, family and social relationships, and the contours of independence.
August 3, 2017 | Travis Marshall
Pediatric musculoskeletal tumors and sarcomas are so rare and diverse that it’s almost impossible for a single physician to effectively treat them. But City of Hope is uniquely equipped to provide rapid and comprehensive treatment for these highly aggressive cancers.
November 17, 2015 | Travis Marshall
For adolescents and young adults who are navigating a tumultuous stage of life, a cancer diagnosis can be particularly devastating. Already challenged by changes such as college, a first job or a first heartbreak, young people experience greater levels of distress during cancer treatment than older patients in similar situations, research has shown.
October 7, 2014 | rdarakjian
Cancer survivor Rob Darakjian shares tips on how to overcome anxiety and depression while being treated for cancer. Rob Darakjian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just 19 years old.
September 24, 2014 | rdarakjian
Rob Darakjian , a former leukemia patient, shares tips on how to overcome anxiety and depression while being treated for cancer. Rob Darakjian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just 19 years old.
September 10, 2014 | City of Hope Staff
Older teenagers and young adults traditionally face worse outcomes than younger children when diagnosed with brain cancer and other central nervous system tumors. A first-of-its-kind study shows why. Older adolescents and young adults with brain and spinal cord tumors have better outcomes when treated at National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers, research finds.
July 15, 2014 | Nicole White
At 29, Kommah McDowell was a successful young professional engaged to be married to her best friend. She worked in the financial services sector and kick-boxed to keep in shape and to relax. Then came the diagnosis of triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer, a rare and very aggressive form of breast cancer.
May 12, 2014 | Dominique Grignetti
City of Hope patient Kat Muller and best friend Anessa George are joined by Christina Grimmie and other top contestants of "The Voice" at a recent taping of the show in Los Angeles. Back row from left: Delvin Choice, Audra McLaughlin, George, Christina Grimmie, Muller, Sisaundra Lewis and Jake Worthington.
April 30, 2014 | Dominique Grignetti
Cancer is undeniably difficult both for adults and for children. Even if they don't fully understand the ramifications, adults usually enter treatment knowing who they are and where they stand in life.
November 15, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt
Adolescents and young adults ( AYAs ) with cancer have different needs and treatment challenges than children or older adults. They're a unique population because they don’t fit into a distinct group, often falling into a gap between cancer treatment programs designed for children and those designed for adults.
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