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.
February 8, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg
In Peter Lee's latest project, he directs a diverse, far-flung team that's examining breast tumors' so-called “microenvironment,” or the non-cancerous cells that surround and support the tumor, and how they affect the immune system.
December 23, 2016 | Katie Neith
Peter P. Lee, M.D., a City of Hope oncologist, has for 20 years been interested in treating cancer by stimulating or enhancing a person’s own immune system. This approach, called immunotherapy, has gained much attention in recent years. Lee's outlook for 2017 is full of promise for a more personalized approach to the disease.
June 11, 2015 | Tami Dennis
When explaining breast cancer treatment options, breast cancer specialists typically discuss the best therapies currently available, working with their patients to create the most effective treatment regimens.
May 21, 2015 | Tami Dennis
Cancer may not be the disease many people think it is. Cancer may not be a disease of proliferation so much as a product of its own microenvironment, leading researchers say. Normally, cancer is considered to be a disease in which cells multiply at an extremely high, and unusual, rate – increasing the likelihood of genetic mutations.
March 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Stewart
At City of Hope, we're committed to caring for the whole person. This mission is especially important when it comes to treating women, who devote so much of their time and energy to caring for others — for their families, friends and communities.
August 20, 2013 | Rachel Hall
Immunotherapy is no longer a treatment of the future. At City of Hope, researchers are now advancing immunotherapy as an approach to treat and cure devastating illnesses — conducting innovative research in the laboratory, even while improving lifesaving standard treatments in the clinic.
February 9, 2012 | City of Hope Staff
Peter P. Lee (Photo by Darrin S. Joy) A City of Hope scientist believes that the immune system has the power to defend itself against breast cancer and conquer it. It just needs the right kind of help.