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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Students Today, Scientists Tomorrow: Interns Shine in the City of Hope Spotlight

September 6, 2017 | Michael Easterling

Students spent 10 weeks this summer at the Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy, designed to give hardworking students the opportunity to learn about science by working in a laboratory setting.

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Purging pancreatic cancer with bacteria-based immunotherapy

July 1, 2015 | Jyoti Madhusoodanan

City of Hope researchers have identified a promising new strategy: a bacterial-based therapy that homes to tumors and provokes an incredibly effective tumor-killing response. The outlook and length of survival has not changed much in the past 25 years for patients suffering from an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer known as pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).

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