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.

Breakthroughs - Nutrition for Cancer Patients
Nutrition Tips for Cancer Patients

May 11, 2017 | Dory Benford

Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation do a great job of killing cancer cells, but what happens when they also kill your appetite? Here are City of Hope dietitian Elaine Siu’s nutrition tips for the most common treatment side effects that patients experience.

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Couple uses teamwork to cope with challenges of cancer

February 11, 2016 | City of Hope

Jeff Andrews and his wife Heidi were married only three years and raising a two-year-old son when Jeff was diagnosed with cancer, an experience that brought unexpected challenges to their relationship. Now, a year later, the couple has learned new coping strategies through Couples Coping with Cancer Together, a support group sponsored by City of Hope’s Department of Supportive Care Medicine.

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Diet during cancer treatment: 'metal mouth' and managing your taste buds

August 18, 2014 | Dominique Grignetti

Cancer treatment and the cancer itself can cause changes in your sense of taste or smell. These side effects typically subside after treatment ends, but there are ways to help alleviate those bitter and metallic tastes in your mouth.

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Meet our doctors: Ravi Bhatia on better survival for leukemia patients

May 3, 2014 | Kim Proescholdt

Editor's Update: Ravi Bhatia has since left City of Hope. He joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham in January 2015. City of Hope Every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. More than 156,000 new cases in the U.

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Meet our doctors: Dawn Gross on supportive care and palliative care

March 22, 2014 | Kim Proescholdt

A cancer diagnosis and its treatment can be overwhelming. It's normal for patients to experience burdensome physical symptoms and psychological distress, both from their disease and from the cancer treatment.

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Meet our doctors: Hematologist Amrita Krishnan on multiple myeloma

February 7, 2014 | Kim Proescholdt

Multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood plasma cells, is the second most common hematological malignancy in the U.S. (after non-Hodgkin lymphoma), and accounts for 1 percent of all cancers. It is generally thought to be incurable but highly treatable.

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Meet our doctors: Julie Wolfson on cancer in teens, young adults

November 15, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt

Adolescents and young adults ( AYAs ) with cancer have different needs and treatment challenges than children or older adults. They're a unique population because they don’t fit into a distinct group, often falling into a gap between cancer treatment programs designed for children and those designed for adults.

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‘My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I’d known’ – Roshen Tikari (w/PODCAST)

October 16, 2013 | Wayne Lewis

One in a series of stories asking former patients to reflect upon their experience ... Three-time lymphoma survivor Roshen Tikari made it through by keeping her family and friends close. When Roshen Tikari received her first lymphoma diagnosis, 30 years ago, she experienced a flood of fear and anxiety.

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