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.

City of Hope Participates in Palm Springs Pride Parade
City of Hope Diversity Group Marches in Palm Springs Pride Parade

November 30, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

Approximately 30 members and supporters of City of Hope’s Pride in the City diversity group, as well as employees and family members, proudly marched in the Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade.

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April - Minority Month - Rev. Steve Pieters 256
‘Point zero-zero-zero one percent’: LGBTQI issues in health care

April 28, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

Experts in the field say LGBTQI communities are some of the most underserved and understudied minority groups in U.S. health care — and that has serious implications for cancer care. During Minority Health Month, City of Hope investigates the issues surrounding these complex issues.

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Breakthroughs - Rob Kipper and Craig Prater
Love, pride and respect conquer T cell lymphoma for married couple

July 7, 2016 | City of Hope

Effective treatment for cancer means more than a great set of doctors and facilities. It requires a culture that recognizes and values how the support of those closest to a patient can play a major part in recovery. Rob Kipper and his partner Craig Prater experienced this firsthand, when a health crisis challenged their domestic tranquility more than a decade ago.

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Breakthroughs - LGBT
Landmark LGBT cancer action plan outlines need for better patient care

March 18, 2016 | City of Hope

LGBT persons are still experiencing stigma and discrimination, despite growing social acceptance universally, including exclusion within the healthcare system. It’s a scenario that is compromising the care and treatment they receive, and have access to. These are the findings of a manuscript, “The National LGBT Action Cancer Plan,” recently published in LGBT Health, and co-authored by City of Hope’s David Rice, Ph.D., R.N., N.P.

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