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.
August 2, 2017 | Behnam Badie, M.D., F.A.C.S.
My life is devoted to finding a cure for brain cancer. Patients come to us seeking miracles, but often what they give us back is invaluable knowledge. Throughout history, patients have helped revolutionize science and medicine. Many patients, like my dad, do not survive. But they leave behind a legacy of knowledge and hope for other patients today, and for future generations. Richard Grady was that kind of patient.
July 24, 2017 | Denise Heady
A study led by City of Hope neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., offers novel insights on how cancer cells in HER2-positive breast cancer develop the ability to break through the blood-brain barrier and, ultimately, how they can be stopped.
July 17, 2017 | Denise Heady
City of Hope researchers have found that using CAR-T therapy, a type of immunotherapy, can be effective in the treatment of glioblastoma — one of the most aggressive brain tumors known to medicine.
May 12, 2016 | Denise Heady
Diane Peacock uses May, Brain Tumor Awareness Month, as a time to recognize, remember and spread awareness about brain cancer - the deadly disease that took her son’s life when he was just four days shy of his 19th birthday.
March 3, 2016 | Letisia Marquez
Research into a promising therapeutic target for glioblastoma was recently published in the journal Nature Communications. City of Hope scientists are working to uncover how cancer stem cells grow, and what can be done to stop them from multiplying.
October 26, 2015 | City of Hope
Brain cancer is one of the toughest foes a doctor can face. It’s a tenacious form of cancer, inoperable in some cases and lethal in many. But at City of Hope, researchers are exploring new ways to conquer the most serious types of brain tumors in a clinical trial that deploys a patient’s own modified T cells to target cancer at the tumor site.
October 17, 2014 | Tami Dennis
A hallmark of cancer is that it doesn’t always limit itself to a primary location. It spreads. Breast cancer and lung cancer in particular are prone to spread, or metastasize, to the brain. Often the brain metastasis isn’t discovered until years after the initial diagnosis, just when patients were beginning to regain some sense of normalcy and control over their lives.
September 29, 2014 | Sayeh Hirmand
Gliomas, a type of tumor that grows in the brain, are very difficult to treat successfully due to their complex nature. That might not always be the case. Brain tumors can be difficult to treat. A new therapy, using neural stem cells, may offer a powerful new treatment option.
August 7, 2014 | Darrin Joy
Stevee Rowe has a very personal connection to the research she’s conducting on neural stem cells: Her late father participated in a City of Hope clinical trial involving neural stem cells. Stevee Rowe is researching neural stem cells through the Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy.
May 29, 2014 | Sayeh Hirmand
Brain cancer may be one of the most-frightening diagnoses people can receive, striking at the very center of who we are as individuals. Further, it often develops over time, causing no symptoms until it’s already advanced.