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.
May 16, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg
Bladder cancer is a stubborn disease. Malignant cells in the bladder frequently grow back or pop up elsewhere, even if they're removed in their earliest stages. But the City of Hope surgeons and scientists working to eradicate bladder cancer are equally stubborn.
February 3, 2017 | Denise Heady
Defeating cancer cannot be done alone. It requires a team approach. Here are just a few examples of how City of Hope scientists and physicians are working together to create leading-edge approaches to end cancer.
September 29, 2016 | Denise Heady
There are many risk factors that can increase the risk of prostate cancer - largely smoking and obesity - but a new study suggests a vasectomy isn’t one of them.
June 3, 2016 | Sumanta Kumar Pal, M.D.
Sumanta Kumar Pal, M.D., offers insights into ASCO 2016. Here, he has distilled some of the main themes at this year's conference such as the Cancer Moonshot Program, and personalized and precision medicine.
January 1, 2016 | Veronique de Turenne
Shorter hospital stays and reduced readmission rates – those are the goals for bladder cancer patients at City of Hope in 2016. Uniquely coordinated care will make that possible.
November 9, 2015 | Denise Heady
As a business owner and father of two, 50-year-old Bill Geske was satisfied with his personal and professional life. His general engineering business was thriving with the help of his son and wife, and he had just sent his daughter off to college. But then, during a trip with Diane, his wife of 32 years, to visit their daughter, Bill began having stomach pains and noticed blood in his urine.
August 25, 2015 | Veronique de Turenne
Welcome to the brave new world of precision medicine, in which the diseases themselves can point to a treatment and even a cure. What was once dismissed as futuristic has now become reality for some cancer patients, and with leading-edge research and groundbreaking partnerships, City of Hope stands in the precision medicine vanguard.
June 6, 2015 | Nicole Levine
Of the hundreds of important developments in cancer research and care showcased at one of the world’s largest medical meetings, featuring scores of studies about drugs, chemotherapy and radiation, the most exciting tool showcased for fighting cancer was the human immune system.
March 30, 2015 | Sumanta Kumar Pal M.D.
Karen Reckamp , M.D., M.S., has an office next to my own, and we often see patients at the same time. As such, I’ve gotten to know her quite well over the years, and I’ve also gotten a glimpse of many of her patients.
March 30, 2015 | Valerie Zapanta
Today is National Doctors Day, the official day to recognize, thank and celebrate the tremendous work physicians do each and every day. Launched in 1991 via a presidential proclamation from then-President George Bush, the observance offers a chance to reflect on the qualities that define truly great medical care.