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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City of Hope Physicians and Scientists Present Trailblazing Research at Annual ASCO Meeting

June 2, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope physicians and researchers are headed to Chicago to present groundbreaking research on blood stem cell transplants for HIV patients, immunotherapies, unique treatment options for older adults battling breast cancer and other topics during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) 2017 Annual Meeting June 2 to 6.

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Arti Hurria, M.D.
Meet our doctors: Arti Hurria puts the focus on older cancer patients

February 5, 2016 | Robin Heffler

While the population of the United States continues to age, fueled in large part by medical advances and Baby Boomers, the number of physicians who specialize in treating older patients is on the decline. At the same time, the risk and incidence of cancer increases with age, with approximately 60 percent of all cancers occurring in people over 65.

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For seniors with chronic disease, quality medical care is personal

January 21, 2016 | Valerie Howard

Americans are living longer than ever, which means growing numbers of senior citizens are now living with a chronic disease. Since quality of life hinges on the ability to manage these chronic conditions, choosing the right medical care is crucial.

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Arti Hurria
UniHealth Foundation grant will help transform geriatric cancer care

May 8, 2015 | City of Hope Staff

City of Hope researcher Arti Hurria was awarded a $733,951 grant from UniHealth Foundation to help transform geriatric cancer care. Older adults, by far, represent the largest population of cancer patients globally.

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2 researchers (one on aging, one on genetics) get breast cancer grants

October 21, 2014 | Darrin Joy

Advanced age tops the list among breast cancer risk factor for women. Not far behind is family history and genetics. Two City of Hope researchers delving deep into these issues recently received important grants to advance their studies.

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Christine Chang
Meet our doctors: Christine Chang on pain during cancer treatment

September 28, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt

Chronic or persistent pain affects more than 100 million Americans to the extent that they can't work, participate in physical activity or generally enjoy day-to-day activities. Chronic pain is often associated with depression, decreased productivity and can lead to an overall poor quality of life.

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Cancer care: City of Hope experts shape new IOM report (w/VIDEO)

September 10, 2013 | Tami Dennis

An increased demand for cancer care, the rising costs of treatment and the complex nature of cancer itself – combined with a shrinking oncology work force – add up to one thing: a crisis in cancer care.

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Christopher Chung
Meet our doctors: Urogynecologist Christopher Chung on pelvic floor disorders

August 24, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt

Bladder and pelvic floor problems — including urinary and fecal incontinence, as well as uterine and vaginal prolapse — affect nearly 13 million American women. The National Institutes of Health estimates that one-third of women in the United States will experience pelvic floor disorders in their lifetime, but most women consider their condition to be private and are reluctant to talk about it.

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Arti Hurria
Arti Hurria: Identifying risks in older cancer patients

July 21, 2013 | Denise Heady

Arti Hurria, M.D., director of the Cancer and Aging Research Program at City of Hope, feels strongly that too little attention has been paid to the needs of older people with cancer. She's working to change that.

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