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.

Heated Chemotherapy Can Tackle Tough Peritoneal Cancers

October 3, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Cancers that affect or metastasize to the peritoneal cavity (the abdominal area that contains organs such as the stomach and liver) can be difficult to treat. Heated intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can help.

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Meet our doctors: Surgical oncologist Byrne Lee on liver cancer

July 26, 2013 | Tami Dennis

Liver cancer is increasing in the United States, with more than 30,000 new diagnoses expected this year. Although the outlook is often grim – more than 21,000 people will die of the disease in 2013 – treatments are becoming more effective.

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