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.
March 15, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
With a focus on healing the whole person, City of Hope takes supportive care for cancer patients just as seriously as their medical treatment.
February 10, 2017 | Dory Benford
While Valentine's Day is synonymous with heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, red roses and greeting cards, at its best, the holiday is an opportunity to express love for the people in your life who matter most. There is perhaps no group more deserving of that love than cancer patients. We asked the members of our Facebook community to share with us how their loved ones provided support, encouragement and assistance during their cancer journeys.
November 7, 2016 | Denise Heady
Palliative care is crucial in cancer treatment. New guidelines, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, were developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel and recommended that patients with advanced cancer should receive dedicated palliative care services, early in the disease course.
October 3, 2016 | City of Hope
As cancer survival rates in the United States increase due to improving detection and treatment protocols, a growing number of patients are faced with a new and difficult challenge - living with chronic pain. Interventional pain medicine, a new specialty that draws from several branches of medicine, can provide relief to patients suffering from long-term pain.
September 23, 2016 | By Letisia Marquez
The story of City of Hope psychologist Jeanelle Folbrecht and her husband, Eric, welcoming a teenager fighting a second bout of leukemia into their family’s home continues to touch hearts.
May 27, 2016 | City of Hope
Cancer patients can use as much support as possible before, during, and after treatment, as cancer inevitably takes a tremendous physical and mental toll. That’s why City of Hope created a laryngeal cancer support group for those who have undergone a laryngectomy.
April 18, 2016 | City of Hope
City of Hope leadership, staff, patients and caregivers discuss the importance of having an Advance Directive.
April 4, 2016 | City of Hope
When his mother’s cervical cancer went into remission, 9-year-old Edgar Anthony de la Cueva spread the news to everyone. “My mom beat cancer,” he boasted. But the celebration soon turned bittersweet when the family learned that his father had been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
February 25, 2016 | City of Hope
The support of a loving spouse or partner can make all the difference when dealing with a cancer diagnosis and difficult treatment. But good, practical advice from an experienced health care professional can also be incredibly useful. That’s the message from Patti and Russ Anderson in this video, made after Patti underwent treatment for breast cancer at City of Hope.
February 11, 2016 | City of Hope
Jeff Andrews and his wife Heidi were married only three years and raising a two-year-old son when Jeff was diagnosed with cancer, an experience that brought unexpected challenges to their relationship. Now, a year later, the couple has learned new coping strategies through Couples Coping with Cancer Together, a support group sponsored by City of Hope’s Department of Supportive Care Medicine.