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.
March 7, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Doctors nationwide are mourning the loss of Thomas E. Starzl, the surgeon and researcher who pioneered the liver transplant and the medications that made the procedure successful in the long term. Starzl died on March 4 at his home in Pittsburg at age 90.
February 7, 2017 | Letisia Marquez
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Jorge Chavez is in search of a bone marrow donor for a transplant. He is battling acute myeloid leukemia.
December 9, 2016 | Denise Heady
For the 45th year in a row, City of Hope will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year, seven patients will welcome 2017 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Meet survivor Rodrigo Nunez.
October 28, 2016 | Michael Easterling
Bestselling author Elizabeth Lesser discusses her most recent work, “Marrow: A Love Story.” Described as a "mesmerizing and courageous memoir," we follow the story of two sisters, Elizabeth and her younger sister Maggie. Elizabeth learns that she is a perfect match for the bone marrow transplant needed by her sister Maggie.
September 30, 2016 | Elise Lamar
Bone marrow transplant survivors have significantly higher rates of cardiovascular disease — such as heart failure, stroke, and heart attacks — compared to the general population. Saro Armenian, D.O., M.P.H., is trying to reverse these outcomes.
September 28, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
Greg Cooper and his 10 year-old daughter Amanda both were treated for the same rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome, at City of Hope. Both are thriving post-treatment in different ways.
September 23, 2016 | By Letisia Marquez
The story of City of Hope psychologist Jeanelle Folbrecht and her husband, Eric, welcoming a teenager fighting a second bout of leukemia into their family’s home continues to touch hearts.
September 22, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
City of Hope patient Ian MacLeod says a difficult leukemia diagnosis, and a bone marrow transplant, taught him how to be in the moment and to "not procrastinate joy."
September 20, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
City of Hope patient Rodrigo Nunez went from working in sun scorched central California grape fields to a career in nursing. The inspiring turn of events began when he was treated here for aplastic anemia.
July 7, 2016 | City of Hope
Effective treatment for cancer means more than a great set of doctors and facilities. It requires a culture that recognizes and values how the support of those closest to a patient can play a major part in recovery. Rob Kipper and his partner Craig Prater experienced this firsthand, when a health crisis challenged their domestic tranquility more than a decade ago.