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.

Rahul Jandial, M.D.
Cancer insights: Cancer patients are superhuman

June 5, 2017 | Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.

In the past seven years at City of Hope, I’ve had the privilege of providing care for many patients with cancer. Quite simply, they are the real superhumans. Please allow me to offer four examples for your consideration, from my personal insight.

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How to Choose Your Cancer Care Team (w/VIDEO)

September 16, 2016 | Denise Heady

Where you get your cancer care matters. And choosing the right care team could be the key to survival. City of Hope neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., discusses how a cancer team works and the rights you have as a patient to choose the best treatment plan possible.

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Choosing health insurance? A physician shares these 5 tips

September 15, 2014 | Nicole White

While health care reform has led to an increase in the number of people signing up for health insurance, many people remain uninsured or are not taking full advantage of the health benefits they now have.

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Quality of care: City of Hope receives highest level of accreditation

June 17, 2014 | Darrin Joy

Quality of care is becoming an increasingly critical factor in how institutions are evaluated as health care providers. The more that medical centers can show how they adhere to the highest standards, the more successful they'll be in the evolving climate.

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Care at a Comprehensive Cancer Center – like City of Hope – saves lives

June 1, 2014 | Hiu Chung So

Although comprehensive cancer centers — including City of Hope — are recognized by the National Cancer Institute for their robust clinical care, research and education programs, patients have had little way to compare those centers' outcomes and patient populations against other facilities'.

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Cancer is different for adolescents, young adults; so are their needs

April 30, 2014 | Dominique Grignetti

Cancer is undeniably difficult both for adults and for children. Even if they don't fully understand the ramifications, adults usually enter treatment knowing who they are and where they stand in life.

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City of Hope | Antelope Valley: World-class cancer care, locally (w/VIDEO)

November 28, 2013 | Hiu Chung So

City of Hope | Antelope Valley officially opened the doors of its new clinic Nov. 18, expanding patient access to the state-of-the-art technology and top-level care for which City of Hope is known. Now, even fewer patients will have to endure a long drive to be treated by City of Hope physicians.

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Patient satisfaction: City of Hope earns 2 Press Ganey awards

November 25, 2013 | Nicole White

City of Hope excels in patient care – and that's according to City of Hope patients. City of Hope has earned two prestigious patient care awards from Press Ganey, which bases the honors on patient surveys.

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Betty Ferrell: A visionary in care that focuses on quality of life

October 23, 2013 | Nicole White

When Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., R.N., began her career in 1977, the nation had fewer than 10 hospices, and the words “palliative care” were not part of the medical vocabulary. The field and Ferrell have come a long way.

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Meet our doctors: Michael Lew on anesthesia in cancer care

September 21, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt

Anesthesiologists serve as key members of any patient’s surgical team. They play a vital role in and out of the operating room, helping to make decisions to protect and regulate a patient’s critical life functions (consciousness, breathing, heart rate, respiration and blood pressure) before, during and after surgical procedures.

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