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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The Gold Standard: City of Hope’s Pediatric Musculoskeletal Tumor Program

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.

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Teens and young adults with cancer need special support, City of Hope finds

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.

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Her breast cancer diagnosis was grim; a second opinion saved her life

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.

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Cancer is different for adolescents, young adults; so are their needs

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.

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Meet our doctors: Julie Wolfson on cancer in teens, young adults

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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