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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The Gold Standard: City of Hope’s Pediatric Musculoskeletal Tumor Program

August 3, 2017 | Travis Marshall

Pediatric musculoskeletal tumors and sarcomas are so rare and diverse that it’s almost impossible for a single physician to effectively treat them. But City of Hope is uniquely equipped to provide rapid and comprehensive treatment for these highly aggressive cancers.

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City of Hope's Youngest Patients Enjoy Food and Fun at the Annual Pediatric Picnic

June 22, 2017 | Denise Heady

For one day in June every year, the pediatric team at City of Hope puts away their lab coats, scrubs and stethoscopes for a special celebration: the annual Pediatric Picnic.

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For testicular cancer patient Matt Hebert, it was all about options

April 11, 2016 | City of Hope

While Matt found a treatment option that worked for him at City of Hope, the greater takeaway of his story is the importance of vigilance and awareness when it comes to watching for symptoms of testicular cancer – a disease that although rare in comparison to other cancers, develops most often in young men.

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After surgery, a renewed childhood for fourth-grader with cancer in jaw

May 6, 2015 | Robin Heffler

On a spring day in 2013, 10-year-old Jackie Garcia of Whittier, California, noticed a lump in her jaw. Her mother suspected it was a minor problem, perhaps due to a fall, but made an appointment with a pediatrician, just to be on the safe side.

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Pediatric cancer researchers explore new ways to help kids

January 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Stewart

Every child fighting cancer is unique — and deserves treatment that recognizes differences in age, developmental stage, background and the cancer he or she is battling. City of Hope conducts groundbreaking research and practices compassionate care that addresses the needs of each child, tailoring treatment to overcome disease.

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'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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