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.

Matthew Loscalzo
Beyond Chemo: Supportive Care at City of Hope

March 15, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

With a focus on healing the whole person, City of Hope takes supportive care for cancer patients just as seriously as their medical treatment.

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How to talk to your man about cancer

June 16, 2016 | H. Chung So

Getting regular medical checkups, recommended screenings and seeing a doctor about a symptom is one of the easiest ways to lower your risk of getting and dying from cancer. However, this is one area where men consistently fall short on. Matthew Loscalzo, L.C.S.W., offers advice on how to encourage open and regular conversations with male loved ones about their health.

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Matt Loscalzo
Supportive care innovator Matthew Loscalzo on City of Hope: 'We're unique'

May 19, 2015 | Ellen Alperstein

Matthew Loscalzo, administrative director of the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center and executive director of City of Hope's Department of Supportive Care Medicine. Eight years ago, Matthew Loscalzo  surprised himself by accepting the offer to become City of Hope’s administrative director of the  Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center and executive director of the Department of Supportive Care Medicine .

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Couples cope best with breast cancer when they cope together

February 11, 2015 | Nicole White

Even the most loving and secure relationship can be rattled by a life-threatening illness. Couples Coping with Cancer Together integrates couples counseling as a standard part of breast cancer treatment.

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Biller Patient and Family Resource Center - Donor Impact Report

February 3, 2015 | Tracy Schuster

Sheri and Les Biller Resource Center Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center DONOR IMPACT REPORT NOVEMBER 2014 Thank you for supporting the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center .

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Practical advice for couples confronting breast cancer

October 3, 2014 | Nicole White

One person receives the breast cancer diagnosis, but the cancer affects the entire family. The Couples Coping with Cancer Together program focuses on good communication and problem-solving skills for couples confronting breast cancer.

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Women's cancers: Support is vital in, and after, cancer treatment

March 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Stewart

In this series – this part focuses on the need for support during, and after, treatment – we explore crucial strides made against women's cancers by City of Hope researchers during the past year. The projects are many and varied, involving the basics of fighting cancer, analyses of who's at greatest risk, the search for surprising new therapies, the testing of new treatments, and the follow-up with survivors and their partners.

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Biller Center: 5 years of patient-centered healing (w/VIDEO)

October 4, 2013 | Hiu Chung So

Five years ago marked the opening of the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center, unifying City of Hope's supportive care programs to better serve patients and caregivers. Half a decade later, the center and the integrated Department of Supportive Care Medicine have made major strides and become a national leader in the field of supportive cancer care.

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'In sickness and in health': Couple fights breast cancer together

September 28, 2013 | Nicole White

When Julie Rodriguez was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, she couldn’t get past that single word: cancer. Julie and Ed Rodriguez learned how to communicate in new ways during Julie's breast cancer treatment at City of Hope.

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