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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 2, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt
Lung cancer – by far the most common cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States and worldwide – shows no symptoms until it has progressed to advanced stages, when it's very difficult to treat.
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.
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.
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.
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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