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.

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Peter P. Lee, M.D.: Chasing Cancer from All Angles

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.

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Advances: New Immunotherapy Treatments for Breast Cancer in 2017

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.

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Explained: Breast cancer treatment options of today – and tomorrow

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.

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Researchers hunt cancer's origins within the tumor microenvironment

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.

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Cancer: Advances in immunotherapy bring victory closer

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.

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An immunotherapy against breast cancer may be within sight

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.

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