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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2018 Rose Parade: First pitch symbolizes new beginning for Division 1 baseball player

November 28, 2017 | Denise Heady

For the 46th year in a row, City of Hope will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year, 10 patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Here, we meet float rider Chad Bible, a 21-year-old college student and Division 1 baseball player at San Diego State University.

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'My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I'd known' – Randy Swaydan

October 7, 2013 | Dominique Grignetti

Randy Swaydan is not one to flinch in the face of a daunting diagnosis. His – esophageal cancer. A grim outlook was painted for his future, until he came to City of Hope. Meeting immediately with Dr.

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'My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I'd known' – Hannah Komai

July 16, 2013 | Roberta Nichols

One in a series of stories asking former patients to reflect upon their experiences... Hannah Komai’s right leg had been hurting for months. So in the summer of 2010, when she came to Southern California to visit family members and accompany them to a Dodger game, she also made time to visit an orthopedist.

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'My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I'd known' – Gus Perez

February 5, 2013 | Roberta Nichols

As a veteran Los Angeles city firefighter, Gus Perez thought he had experienced it all – “from bringing people into the world to seeing them leave this world – and everything in between,” including the L.

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Nanoparticles get boost from baseball charity

March 13, 2012 | City of Hope Staff

Baseball players are passionate about winning. Scientists are just as passionate about finding answers. One Major League Baseball team has found a way to use their winning drive to help give researchers a competitive edge against cancer.

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