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.
March 21, 2017 | Stephanie Smith
Hypercalcemia (high blood calcium), renal problems, anemia and bone problems, also known by the acronym, C.R.A.B. — reflects the typical symptoms of multiple myeloma. City of Hope follows a multiple myeloma patient, Donna McNutt, who finds ways to cope with her diagnosis.
December 7, 2016 | City of Hope
Numerous clinical trials, which lay the groundwork for novel approaches to lymphoma and multiple myeloma therapies, could ultimately lead to new treatments that improve survival and quality of life for patients with those and other diseases. Additional studies give new insight into best practices for the treatment of various blood cancers.
January 8, 2016 | Karen Stevens
Two weeks from now, Bob Dickey hopes to be standing at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. He plans to conquer the African peak the same way he has lived life since learning he has multiple myeloma, an aggressive blood cancer, five years ago.
December 1, 2015 | Valerie Howard
Bob Dickey’s first sign of trouble came in September 2010, when the divorced father of three snapped several vertebrae at the gym. He soon found out that the incident was the result of his bones being weakened by advanced multiple myeloma. Here, he answers questions about his diagnosis and treatment at City of Hope.
March 30, 2015 | Valerie Zapanta
Today is National Doctors Day, the official day to recognize, thank and celebrate the tremendous work physicians do each and every day. Launched in 1991 via a presidential proclamation from then-President George Bush, the observance offers a chance to reflect on the qualities that define truly great medical care.
December 8, 2014 | Nicole White
Patients with HIV-associated lymphoma may soon have increased access to the current standard of care for some non-HIV infected patients – autologous stem cell transplants. City of Hope's Joseph Alvarnas shares results from a City of Hope study at the annual ASH meeting that supports change to standard of care for HIV lymphoma.
August 6, 2014 | Hiu Chung So
Although multiple myeloma is classified as a blood cancer, patients with this disease often experience bone-related symptoms, too. This includes bone pain, frequent fractures and spots of low bone density or bone damage that show up during a skeletal scan.
March 2, 2014 | Tami Dennis
No matter how impressive a research study’s conclusion may be – or how seemingly unsurprising – experts are needed to put the findings into context. Perhaps a study’s methodology wasn’t as strong as it could have been.
February 12, 2014 | Tami Dennis
TV journalist Tom Brokaw’s recent acknowledgement of his multiple myeloma diagnosis calls attention not only to the disease, but also to how much progress doctors have made against it. City of Hope is home to some of the most advanced work against multiple myeloma, with researchers discovering, and refining, treatments.