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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‘Prehab’ to Rehab: New Program Gets Older Patients and Their Caregivers Up and Active

November 9, 2017 | City of Hope

City of Hope researchers are piloting a new intervention for older patients and their family caregivers to provide “prehabilitation” — a mirror image of the regimen many patients take up after surgery.

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City of Hope Researcher Tracks Surgery Patients Via Fitbit in New Study

June 20, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Tracking patients using wireless wrist monitors like Fitbits is a good way to evaluate their recovery after major surgery, according to new research published in JAMA Surgery by City of Hope’s Virginia Sun, Ph.D., R.N., an assistant professor in the Division of Nursing Research and Education.

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New Study Aims to Improve Quality of Life for Ostomy Patients

April 20, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

A new study is aimed at helping recent cancer survivors who have ostomies. The three-year randomized controlled trial is an ostomy self-management training program that hopes to coach cancer survivors to care for their ostomies via teleconferencing.

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Fitness wristbands can "step-up" to monitor cancer patients' recovery time post-surgery

October 20, 2016 | Michael Easterling

Something as simple as wearing a physical activity wristband, not unlike a Fitbit, to count steps could also be an invaluable tool in monitoring the functional recovery time of surgery patients, and potentially detecting any post-surgery complications sooner rather than later.

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