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.

Andrea Bild
Evolution of Treatment Resistance in Metastatic Breast Cancer Tracked in New Study

November 9, 2017 | City of Hope

Findings from a new study provide fresh insights into the treatment of women with metastatic breast cancer whose tumors are no longer responding to available treatments.

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Breast Cancer Screening
What to Know About Dense Breasts and Screening Indications

November 2, 2017 | Kevin Chesley

Every breast is unique, made up of both glandular tissue and fat. The ratio between the two becomes an important factor when it comes to correctly diagnosing the presence of breast cancer.

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Recovering from Breast Surgery

October 26, 2017 | Josh Jenisch

Coming home after breast cancer surgery can provoke a jumble of emotions. While it’s a relief to be out of the hospital, you might feel sadness, shock and frustration. Here's how to cope.

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Pink Patch Project | City of Hope
L.A. County Sheriffs Embrace Pink Patch Project

October 26, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

The Pink Patch Project’s goal is to increase awareness about the lifesaving benefits of early detection and intervention in the fight against breast cancer.

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DNA Strand
What You Should Know About Inherited Breast Cancer

October 25, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

When Ming was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she knew she'd need surgery. But at her doctor's urging she also took an additional step, scheduling a session with a City of Hope genetic counselor.

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Breakthroughs - breast cancer awareness month
For October, here are 31 facts (one a day) about breast cancer

October 24, 2017 | Nicole White and City of Hope

Beyond the pink ribbons, special product fundraisers and the pastel sea of color that marks October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month offers a reason to celebrate and to reflect.

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Thousands Will Gather to Fight Women's Cancers, Honor Loved Ones at City of Hope’s Annual Walk for Hope

October 23, 2017 | Denise Heady

On Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, breast cancer patient Kaye McDonald will walk beside 10,000 supporters — fellow cancer patients, survivors, physicians, nurses, family and friends — to help raise funds and awareness for women’s cancers at City of Hope’s annual Walk for Hope. The event helps City of Hope researchers and scientists create new cancer treatments that benefit women everywhere.

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Life After Breast Cancer | City of Hope
Life After Breast Cancer

October 19, 2017 | Robert Young

For breast cancer patients, the goal of returning to “normal life” can be a powerful motivating force. But getting back to a regular routine can pose challenges that many women don’t anticipate.

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Breakthroughs - Kimlin Ashing
City of Hope Researcher Pens Practical Guide to Dealing with Breast Cancer

October 18, 2017 | Saundra Young

A new book, “Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies,” from City of Hope researcher Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D., offers women sound advice on managing breast cancer.

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