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.
September 20, 2017 | Michael Easterling
Thanks to a resourceful social worker, a determined physician and a compassionate community, the Jiminez family recently was gifted a new car with which to make the 200-mile trip to City of Hope for treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.