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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City of Hope Physicians and Scientists Present Trailblazing Research at Annual ASCO Meeting

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.

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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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As new City of Hope vice provost, Arti Hurria wants to give back

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.

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International women’s day: 7 women changing the world of cancer treatment

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.

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Meet our doctors: Arti Hurria puts the focus on older cancer patients

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.

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For seniors with chronic disease, quality medical care is personal

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.

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Independent scientific research starts with funding – and mentors

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.

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UniHealth Foundation grant will help transform geriatric cancer care

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.

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Elder care skills (and training) are vital at cancer hospitals

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.

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Geriatric oncology nurse Peggy Burhenn: Older adults need special care

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.

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