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.
November 27, 2017 | Dory Benford
Ten patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Here, we meet float rider Jackie Solano, a daughter, sister and marathon runner.
October 7, 2016 | Samantha Bonar
Daryn Rodriguez thought she was in the clear after aggressively treating her Stage 0 breast cancer with a double mastectomy. Eight years later the cancer returned and spread to her left femur. But that hasn't stopped her from living her life to the fullest.
March 7, 2016 | City of Hope
Being diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time after a brief period of remission can be difficult and overwhelming. But for Amelia Tena, a Hispanic immigrant living in southern California, this news presented a new challenge.
October 22, 2015 | Valerie Howard
Kommah McDowell’s prognosis was devastating. When the then 29-year-old was told that she had advanced, triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer, her doctor at the time said she had a 5 percent chance to live. Then she came to City of Hope.
August 20, 2015 | Rachel Divine
Rachel Divine is a yoga therapist and patient leader for the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center. She's also a former City of Hope patient.When someone you know has cancer, even the word “cancer” can make you feel nervous, sleepless, depressed or more. But, as a yoga teacher for 15 years and a breast cancer survivor of two years, I've found that exercise, even for five minutes a day, can offer a world of relief
June 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Lynn Meyering M.D.
Oncologist Elizabeth Lynn Meyering, M.D. , an assistant clinical professor who practices at City of Hope | Simi Valley , can connect with cancer patients in a way that only a former patient herself can understand.
September 24, 2014 | Nicole White
Runners prize medals for 5Ks and marathons. Becky Stokes has a medal she cherishes from a very different kind of race: the marathon of treatments necessary to beat her aggressive triple-negative breast cancer.
December 8, 2013 | City of Hope
Within three days in 2007, Stephanie Hosford learned she was pregnant – and that she had triple-negative breast cancer. (Credit: City of Hope) For those who have battled cancer, each tomorrow is, in reality, a dream come true.