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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Breakthrough Imaging Technique Aids in Diagnosis and Treatment of Bladder Cancer

May 18, 2017 | Katie Neith

Using a simple but unique approach to image bladder cancer cells called Cysview, physicians at City of Hope are getting a better look at tumors and other abnormalities within the organ.

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Everything You Need to Know About Bladder Cancer (Infographic)

May 17, 2017 | City of Hope

Though the rate of new bladder cancer diagnoses in men and women have been dropping slightly in recent years, it’s still important to arm yourself with the facts. And so, in honor of Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, here’s everything you need to know about the disease.

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A ‘Multifront’ Approach: Breakthroughs in Bladder Cancer

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.

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Bladder cancer treatment is evolving. Here are 3 important advances

July 15, 2015 | Sumanta Kumar Pal M.D.

In years past, Bladder Cancer Awareness Month has been a sobering reminder of a disease with few treatment options. For patients with metastatic disease (disease that has spread from the bladder to distant organs), average survival is typically just over one year.

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