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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ThinkCure! Weekend: First pitch symbolizes new beginning for college baseball player

September 4, 2017 | Denise Heady

To help kick off Hodgkin lymphoma patient Chad Bible's journey back to Division 1 level play, Bible threw the ceremonial first pitch with his physician Stephen J. Forman at Dodger Stadium during City of Hope’s annual ThinkCure! Weekend.

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Fred Claire
Former Dodgers GM Fred Claire Salutes City of Hope with Golf Tourney

June 7, 2017 | Josh Jenisch

As a former general manager and executive vice president of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Fred Claire knows what it takes to win. But his greatest challenge, by far, has been far from the bright lights of the baseball diamond.

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LA Dodger A.J. Ellis wants to strike out cancer with City of Hope

August 21, 2014 | tsilvi

The  Jason Motte Foundation and 108 Stitches , creators of apparel for the baseball fan, have enlisted players from all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams to join the fight against cancer. Major League pitcher Motte started ' Let's Strike Out Cancer'  to raise money for research and care for those touched by cancer, and now, Motte has teamed with 108 Stitches for a special K Cancer line of tees .

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Hannah and Scotty
'My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I'd known' – Hannah Komai

July 16, 2013 | Roberta Nichols

One in a series of stories asking former patients to reflect upon their experiences... Hannah Komai’s right leg had been hurting for months. So in the summer of 2010, when she came to Southern California to visit family members and accompany them to a Dodger game, she also made time to visit an orthopedist.

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Nanoparticles get boost from baseball charity

March 13, 2012 | City of Hope Staff

Baseball players are passionate about winning. Scientists are just as passionate about finding answers. One Major League Baseball team has found a way to use their winning drive to help give researchers a competitive edge against cancer.

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