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.

Rahul Jandial in the lab
Inside the Lab: Preventing breast cancer from invading the brain

July 24, 2017 | Denise Heady

A study led by City of Hope neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., offers novel insights on how cancer cells in HER2-positive breast cancer develop the ability to break through the blood-brain barrier and, ultimately, how they can be stopped.

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Cancer insights: Cancer patients are superhuman

June 5, 2017 | Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.

In the past seven years at City of Hope, I’ve had the privilege of providing care for many patients with cancer. Quite simply, they are the real superhumans. Please allow me to offer four examples for your consideration, from my personal insight.

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Wolf in sheep's clothing: breast cancer cloaks itself in brain proteins to invade the brain

March 14, 2017 | Denise Heady

More women than ever are surviving breast cancer only to die of secondary brain tumors years after they’ve been declared cancer-free. This is particularly true for patients with the breast cancer subtype HER2-positive. Now City of Hope researchers have discovered how this happens.

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A doctor’s quest to better treat children with brain tumors in underserved countries

January 12, 2017 | Denise Heady

City of Hope's Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., is making a lasting and global impact by performing and teaching children's brain surgery in developing countries.

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How to Choose Your Cancer Care Team (w/VIDEO)

September 16, 2016 | Denise Heady

Where you get your cancer care matters. And choosing the right care team could be the key to survival. City of Hope neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., discusses how a cancer team works and the rights you have as a patient to choose the best treatment plan possible.

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Three questions to ask your doctor when diagnosed with cancer

September 7, 2016 | Denise Heady

City of Hope neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., shares three questions that are essential to ask when first diagnosed and why he wishes more patients would ask them.

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Cecilia Choy, Ph.D.
Working to make the world a better place: One graduate's story

June 1, 2016 | Denise Heady

While Cecilia Choy has always had a love for science, she never envisioned herself entering the field of research. This month, Choy will receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences' 18th commencement ceremony.

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Breakthroughs - Beta Blockers could slow or stop cancer growth
New findings suggest beta-blockers could slow or stop cancer growth

April 25, 2016 | Denise Heady

Chronic stress has long been linked to increasing cancer risk, and recent studies show that stress hormones play a direct role in supporting cancer growth. In a hopeful development, researchers at City of Hope have found that beta-blockers, a common medication used to treat high blood pressure, may be one answer to stopping cancer growth from stress — particularly brain metastases caused from breast cancer.

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Anti-leukemia drug proves safe in phase 1 trials
Blood cancers: The basics you should know

April 8, 2016 | Denise Heady

On a recent segment of “KTLA 5 morning news,” City of Hope neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., discussed how City of Hope is pioneering the treatment of blood cancers through bone marrow transplantation.

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