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.

City of Hope Participates in Palm Springs Pride Parade
City of Hope Diversity Group Marches in Palm Springs Pride Parade

November 30, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

Approximately 30 members and supporters of City of Hope’s Pride in the City diversity group, as well as employees and family members, proudly marched in the Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade.

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Defu Zeng City of Hope
New Clues Could Point to Better Treatments for Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD)

November 9, 2017 | By Katie Neith

City of Hope’s Defu Zeng, professor of diabetes immunology and hematopoietic cell transplantation and colleagues recently uncovered important information about the chronic GVHD.

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Jim Alder Bone Marrow Recipient | City of Hope
When a Sister Becomes a Lifesaver

October 9, 2017 | Deborah Stambler

For all the things AML took away, it also gave Jim Alder a voice. His job now, he says, is to educate others on how easy it is to become a donor.

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Donna McNutt, City of Hope Volunteer | City of Hope
‘Community of Warriors’: Transplant Mentors Offer Hope, Encouragement to Patients

July 27, 2017 | Steven Dolainski

Together, City of Hope transplant mentors form a small but powerful team trained to talk to transplant patients and their caregivers, answer questions and offer encouragement.

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BMT - Evan and Natalia
Blood Brothers: Bone Marrow Donor and Recipient Meet Each Other for the First Time

April 28, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

Each year at City of Hope's Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion, a bone marrow recipient and donor have the chance to meet each other for the first time. This is their story.

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BMT - Sergio Family
How to Save a Life: Bone Marrow Donor and Recipient Reflect on Shared Journey

April 28, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

Each year at City of Hope's Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion, a bone marrow recipient and donor have the chance to meet each other for the first time. This is their story.

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Breakthroughs - 6 essential facts about bone marrow and stem cell transplants
7 Things You Need to Know About Bone Marrow Transplants

April 21, 2017 | City of Hope

Questions and answers about bone marrow and stem cell transplants.

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Stem cell donation
7 Tips on Becoming a Bone Marrow Donor

April 20, 2017 | City of Hope

They say the best gifts come from the heart, but the most impactful one you can give may just be in your cells. More than 7,500 patients worldwide are in need of a stem cell or bone marrow donor, and you may be that special someone who gives a desperate patient a miraculous second chance at life. Here are 7 tips on how to become a donor.

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breakthroughs - Jorge Chavez
After months of waiting, Los Angeles County Sheriff's sergeant finds a donor

March 27, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Jorge Chavez has overcome one major hurdle in his battle against leukemia. He has found a donor.

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