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.

Fighting neuroblastomas by blocking their DNA replication, repair

April 17, 2014 | Hiu Chung So

Neuroblastoma is one of the deadliest childhood cancers, accounting for 15 percent of pediatric cancer deaths. For patients with high-risk neuroblastomas, the five-year survival rate is 40 to 50 percent even with the most rigorous treatments available today.

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lung cancer
'Microenvironement' of lung cancer offers clues to survival

May 25, 2013 | Nicole White

In an effort to predict, treat and cure disease, scientists are exploring the smaller ecosystems that exist within the body. The tumor microenvironment – the site and surroundings where tumor cells grow – can hold important clues to help predict which cancer patients are at highest risk of their cancer spreading.

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Magnetic resonance image of a brain
Physicians learn more by paying attention to failure

March 6, 2012 | City of Hope Staff

Regardless of their years of experience, doctors who learn from their failures as well as their successes become better at picking the right treatment for patients, according to a research team including City of Hope’s Meghana Bhatt , Ph.

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