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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Breast Cancer Studies Garner $500,000 in Research Grants

September 19, 2017 | Katie Neith

Two City of Hope physicians have received yearlong grants from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an organization that works to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research.

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Breast Cancer Is No Match for This Marathon Runner

September 18, 2017 | Dory Benford

When Jackie Solano was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, she didn't let that stop her from running the Star Wars Half Marathon with her sister Karla at Disneyland, even though she was in the middle of chemotherapy.

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Life After Breast Cancer

September 8, 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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For Many Breast Cancer Patients, IORT Is an Attractive Alternative to Traditional Radiation

August 31, 2017 | City of Hope

For early-stage patients, IORT is a good alternative to whole-breast radiation. With IORT, there’s no need to come in five days a week for a minimum 21 treatments.

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City of Hope Testing Novel Freezing Technique on Early-Stage Breast Cancer

August 24, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

City of Hope is among just a handful of facilities in the country — and one of only two in California — participating in a clinical trial of an exciting new way to treat breast cancer by freezing the tumor.

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Breast Cancer Screenings: What You Should Know

August 11, 2017 | City of Hope

What should you know about breast cancer screening? Whatever your risk level, it’s important to know your options so you can spot abnormalities early and treat them properly. City of Hope's Monique White-Dominguez, D.O., discusses the current options and recommendations.

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Radiotherapy for breast cancer: Classic technology, modern advances

August 1, 2017 | City of Hope

For the most part, radiation is the same radiation doctors have been using for decades. But in recent years, there have been major advances in the ways that Kim and his colleagues plan for and administer that therapy. Those advances equal big benefits for patients.

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Men and Breast Cancer: Should You Be Tested?

July 25, 2017 | City of Hope

What many people don’t realize is that men, too, can experience breast cancer. Though much rarer in men than in women, about 2,470 new cases of male breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society.

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Inside the Lab: Preventing breast cancer from invading the brain

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.

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Custom Care: Personalized Treatment for Breast Cancer

July 21, 2017 | City of Hope

The term “personalized” gets used a lot in medicine these days. If you’ve received a breast cancer diagnosis, you’re probably wondering what personalized breast cancer care really means.

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