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.

Yuan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D., City of Hope breast oncologist
New Study: Deploying Genetic Screens Early May Offer Some Benefits

February 7, 2017 | Jyoti Madhusoodanan

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) tests can quickly pinpoint tumor mutations that can be targeted with specific drugs, offering a route to precision therapies for many cancer types. Coupled with new drugs that target tumor-specific genomic changes, NGS tests carry the potential to transform modern cancer care.

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World Cancer Day: New treatments and cures start with collaborations

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.

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Experimental Treatment Using Breast Cancer Vaccine Gives Patient New Hope

December 8, 2016 | Samantha Bonar

City of Hope patient Susan Young - diagnosed with late-stage triple negative breast cancer - has had a remarkable response to a revolutionary new treatment, a combination of the p53 cancer vaccine and a drug that blocks a specific cancer-aiding protein.

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Independent scientific research starts with funding – and mentors

July 23, 2015 | Amanda Traxler

Becoming what’s known as an independent scientific researcher is no small task, especially when working to translate research into meaningful health outcomes. Yet that independent status is vital, enabling researchers to lead studies and avenues of inquiry that they believe to be promising.

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Tumor DNA test could assess efficacy of breast cancer treatment

March 19, 2013 | Hiu Chung So

Just as diabetics have to check their blood sugar levels and HIV patients people have to monitor their viral loads, cancer patients and their doctors have to rely on regular, accurate testing to determine whether their therapies are working.

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