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.
February 3, 2017 | City of Hope
On World Cancer Day, we celebrate the donor support that is such a critical part of the quest to cure cancer, enabling City of Hope physicians and scientists to develop their discoveries and translate them into cures for patients.
October 22, 2015 | Kelly Mayfield
Circle 1500 — a giving circle made up of patients, community members, friends and families of women affected by cancer — meets every quarter to pool resources and funds to support breakthroughs for women's cancers at City of Hope.
June 8, 2015 | David Levine
Clinicians and surgeons at City of Hope aren’t satisfied with current treatments for brain tumors, nor are they satisfied with focusing on only one avenue of research. Instead, they’re exploring many potential – and promising – options to help people with cancer in the brain.
January 29, 2015 | Hiu Chung So
Despite advances in surgery, radiation and drug therapy, brain tumors remain particularly challenging to treat. This is due to the tumor’s location, which can limit localized therapies’ effectiveness, and the blood-brain barrier , which blocks many cancer-fighting drugs’ passage from the bloodstream to the tumor site.
May 8, 2014 | Tami Dennis
Regardless of their institution, all cancer researchers want one thing – to find a cure for cancer. But City of Hope researchers have some advantages in this quest. The advantages start with a culture of collaboration.
March 28, 2014 | ckitchens
Urologic cancers, including prostate cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer, are diagnosed in more than 381,000 Americans each year, and almost 60,000 people die from the diseases. City of Hope's physicians and scientists are determined to reduce those numbers.
May 22, 2013 | Nicole White
In the search for better ways to deliver powerful chemotherapy drugs only to tumors, leaving healthy tissue unscathed, nanoparticles are emerging as a promising tool. These tiny particles can be loaded with powerful chemotherapy drugs that, ideally, can be delivered directly to the cancer site.
May 16, 2013 | Nicole White
Gold has been used for jewelry, to fill teeth and to garnish desserts. Now, the precious metal may also prove to be an important tool for fighting cancer. Gold nanoparticles, exponentially smaller than these more traditional nuggets, could be embedded in neural stem cells and used in targeted cancer therapies, suggests research conducted at City of Hope.
May 14, 2013 | Tami Dennis
Drug-resistant bacteria have made headline after headline, created problem after problem. And yet, they're still with us. One City of Hope researcher has a provocative aim, however: To remove multidrug resistant bacteria from our blood using nanomagnets as "nanobiotics.
May 3, 2013 | Nicole White
A City of Hope researcher has been awarded a grant to use neural stem cells, which naturally home in on cancer cells (shown here), to deliver cancer-fighting drugs. Triple-negative breast cancer is both aggressive and tough to fight with existing therapies, a combination that often results in the disease's spread; in fact, most deaths related to this form of cancer occur due to metastases.