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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For Many Breast Cancer Patients, IORT Is an Attractive Alternative to Traditional Radiation

August 31, 2017 | City of Hope

For early-stage patients, IORT is a good alternative to whole-breast radiation. With IORT, there’s no need to come in five days a week for a minimum 21 treatments.

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Radiotherapy: New developments in the treatment of lung cancer

August 8, 2017 | City of Hope

Radiation is an important part of the cancer treatment toolkit, and it can be effective in treating lung cancer. Helen Chen, M.D., a radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at City of Hope, recently discussed the pros, cons and latest developments in radiotherapy for lung cancer.

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Radiotherapy for breast cancer: Classic technology, modern advances

August 1, 2017 | City of Hope

For the most part, radiation is the same radiation doctors have been using for decades. But in recent years, there have been major advances in the ways that Kim and his colleagues plan for and administer that therapy. Those advances equal big benefits for patients.

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Meet our doctors: Jeffrey Wong on the future of radiation therapy

September 6, 2014 | Valerie Zapanta

Radiation oncology is one of the three main specialties involved in the successful treatment of cancer, along with surgical oncology and medical oncology. Experts in this field, known as radiation oncologists, advise patients as to whether radiation therapy will be useful for their cancer – and how it can best be safely and effectively delivered.

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New prostate cancer treatment uses MRI to guide ultrasound ablation

April 1, 2014 | Nicole White

Men with prostate cancer face tough choices: when, or even if, to treat their cancer; what procedure to use; and how to balance their chosen treatment with their quality of life. Now, a new multicenter clinical trial seeks to offer men another option – one that physicians hope will treat prostate cancers with fewer side effects.

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City of Hope | Antelope Valley: World-class cancer care, locally (w/VIDEO)

November 28, 2013 | Hiu Chung So

City of Hope | Antelope Valley officially opened the doors of its new clinic Nov. 18, expanding patient access to the state-of-the-art technology and top-level care for which City of Hope is known. Now, even fewer patients will have to endure a long drive to be treated by City of Hope physicians.

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Ask the Experts: Picture cancer gone with radiation therapy

February 11, 2013 | Hiu Chung So

Radiation therapy, along with chemotherapy and surgery, is a primary form of cancer treatment. And just as surgical techniques have gotten better and cancer drugs have gotten “smarter,” radiation therapy has undergone dramatic improvements over the years as well.

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Get focused: Tools of radiation therapy come together in new center

October 24, 2012 | Alicia Di Rado

The center features two Varian TrueBeam units. (Photo by Thomas Brown) Did you know that some three quarters of all cancer patients who undergo radiation today are actually treated with the intent to cure them – not just to ease their symptoms or slow cancer’s growth? Radiation therapy works, and it’s come a long way.

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