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.
June 2, 2017 | Letisia Marquez
City of Hope physicians and researchers are headed to Chicago to present groundbreaking research on blood stem cell transplants for HIV patients, immunotherapies, unique treatment options for older adults battling breast cancer and other topics during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) 2017 Annual Meeting June 2 to 6.
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.
March 7, 2017 | Letisia Marquez
As new vice provost for clinical faculty for City of Hope, Arti Hurria, M.D., will have primary oversight of academic and faculty affairs for physician faculty in the clinical professor series. She supports City of Hope’s mission to increase the diversity of clinical faculty, and is responsible for designing, implementing and assessing various programs to address faculty diversity, recruitment, retention and advancement.
March 8, 2016 | City of Hope
At City of Hope, we’re proud to have some of the most talented and passionate women in the medical industry serving at every level of the organization. Here, we’ve spotlighted just a few of the many City of Hope physicians and scientists who are breaking exciting new ground in cancer research, treatment and care.
February 5, 2016 | Robin Heffler
While the population of the United States continues to age, fueled in large part by medical advances and Baby Boomers, the number of physicians who specialize in treating older patients is on the decline. At the same time, the risk and incidence of cancer increases with age, with approximately 60 percent of all cancers occurring in people over 65.
January 21, 2016 | Valerie Howard
Americans are living longer than ever, which means growing numbers of senior citizens are now living with a chronic disease. Since quality of life hinges on the ability to manage these chronic conditions, choosing the right medical care is crucial.
July 23, 2015 | Amanda Traxler
Becoming what’s known as an independent scientific researcher is no small task, especially when working to translate research into meaningful health outcomes. Yet that independent status is vital, enabling researchers to lead studies and avenues of inquiry that they believe to be promising.
May 8, 2015 | City of Hope Staff
City of Hope researcher Arti Hurria was awarded a $733,951 grant from UniHealth Foundation to help transform geriatric cancer care. Older adults, by far, represent the largest population of cancer patients globally.
March 4, 2015 | Darrin Joy
Bustling from room to room, bed to bed, patient care assistants are among those health care workers most intimately involved in the daily care of patients. They work closely with nurses by preparing rooms, bathing patients, assisting with skin care and providing other essential living needs.
January 19, 2015 | Darrin Joy
Age is the single greatest risk factor overall for cancer; our chances of developing the disease rise steeply after age 50. For geriatric oncology nurse Peggy Burhenn, the meaning is clear: Cancer is primarily a geriatric condition.