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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Advances: 2017 brings new therapies, new hope to those battling pediatric cancer

December 23, 2016 | Dory Benford

Great strides have been made in pediatric cancer and childhood disease treatment over the past few decades, and recent advances in the areas of gene therapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy will continue to move the field forward in 2017. We spoke to Joseph Rosenthal, M.D., M.H.C.M., professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at City of Hope, about the most significant developments he anticipates in pediatric research and treatment.

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Five ways parents can help their children with cancer

October 5, 2016 | City of Hope

Parenting can be difficult. But when a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, a whole new array of parenting challenges can arise. Pediatric psychologist Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D., share some ways on how to help your child cope.

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How cancer fueled a racing career

September 21, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

Twenty year old Jonathan Sugianto credits cancer with launching his career in formula car racing. The same fighting spirit that, as a child, got him through leukemia treatment at City of Hope, is what he now uses on the track to compete.

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National Public health week: Reducing cancer risk starts in childhood

April 6, 2016 | City of Hope

City of Hope is launching a multifaceted five-year initiative aimed at reducing cancer risks through better nutrition, particularly for children, made possible with the help of a $2.5 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

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Lessons learned from survivors of childhood cancer

March 22, 2016 | City Of Hope

Learn why City of Hope's Saro Armenian, D.O., M.P.H., thinks it's time to put more focus on the health issues patients face after they survive cancer.

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Childhood cancer: Effects linger in adulthood; new study offers guidance

March 31, 2015 | Nicole White

Children diagnosed with cancer are more likely than ever before to survive the disease, but with a potential new set of health problems caused by the cancer treatment itself. Those problems can particularly affect the heart, and as doctors and other health care workers try to assess how best to care for this special population, City of Hope researchers are providing guidance.

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Childhood cancer: Know the 12 warning signs

August 31, 2014 | Denise Heady

Childhood cancer survival rates have increased dramatically over the past 40 years. More than 80 percent of children with cancer now survive five years or more, which is a tremendous feat . Knowing the warning signs of childhood cancer is the first step in getting a diagnosis.

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Kids with leukemia at relapse risk due to forgetfulness about their pills

June 5, 2014 | Nicole White

A quarter of children in remission from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, are tripling their risk of a relapse because they are missing too many doses of an essential maintenance medication, according to findings from a recent City of Hope study .

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Childhood cancer treatment takes toll; research on it gets a new boost

June 3, 2014 | Darrin Joy

Anyone who’s been around children knows how resilient they can be. Most of them bounce far more than they break. Perhaps that’s one reason why most children who are diagnosed with cancer face strong odds of surviving the disease.

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ASCO 2014: For kids taking medication, fewer adults is sometimes better

May 28, 2014 | Hiu Chung So

Missing an occasional dose of medicine may not seem like a big deal, but for kids with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), it can have dire consequences. Now City of Hope researchers have assessed the factors that can contribute to so-called medication non-adherence.

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