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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Meet our doctors: How Leo Wang is revolutionizing the way that pediatric and blood cancers are treated

March 17, 2017 | Denise Heady

Dual-trained pediatric oncologist and scientist Leo Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is working in the lab to understand how blood cells develop and grow, and plans to use that information to help patients with cancer live longer and experience fewer side effects of treatment.

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As new City of Hope vice provost, Arti Hurria wants to give back

March 7, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

As new vice provost for clinical faculty for City of Hope, Arti Hurria, M.D., will have primary oversight of academic and faculty affairs for physician faculty in the clinical professor series. She supports City of Hope’s mission to increase the diversity of clinical faculty, and is responsible for designing, implementing and assessing various programs to address faculty diversity, recruitment, retention and advancement.

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National Doctors Day: Transforming cancer care through research

March 30, 2016 | Denise Heady

Today, on National Doctors Day, it is important that we celebrate not only the tremendous work physicians do each day to expertly care for and treat their patients, but also recognize those doctors who divide their time between patient rooms and the laboratory, relentlessly pursuing new discoveries to better manage and treat the disease.

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Gina Marchini discusses her City of Hope diabetes treatment on the Doctors. Photo courtesy of The Doctors.
Insulin-free diabetes patient shares life-changing treatment on “The Doctors”

February 10, 2016 | City of Hope

When she was just 9 years old, Gina Marchini had to be airlifted to a hospital when her undiagnosed diabetes nearly killed her. This week, the 33-year-old kindergarten teacher from Palmer, Alaska told a national television audience that, after an islet cell transplant performed at City of Hope last year, her body is now producing its own insulin.

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Head and neck surgeon Robert Kang is in tune with patients and doctors

May 5, 2015 | Robin Heffler

Creative expression comes in two very different forms for Robert Kang , M.D., M.P.H., assistant clinical professor of otolaryngology and a facial plastic surgeon at City of Hope. For Robert Kang, creative artistry takes two primary forms.

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National Doctors Day: Behind great medical care, there's research

March 30, 2015 | Valerie Zapanta

Today is National Doctors Day, the official day to recognize, thank and celebrate the tremendous work physicians do each and every day. Launched in 1991 via a presidential proclamation from then-President George Bush, the observance offers a chance to reflect on the qualities that define truly great medical care.

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Meet our doctors: Radiologist Lusi Tumyan on breast cancer screening

October 24, 2014 | Kim Proescholdt

Mammograms are currently the best method to detect breast cancer early, when it's easier to treat and before it's big enough to feel or cause symptoms. But recent mammogram screening guidelines may have left some women confused about when to undergo annual testing.

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Physician's advice to other doctors: Love your patients (w/VIDEO)

January 17, 2014 | Hiu Chung So

Just like the many people who make New Year's resolutions to get fit, become financially sound and do more worthwhile activities, physicians have their own aspirations for the new year. This might include doing more research to improve treatments, maintaining a healthy work-life balance or, obviously, striving to provide better care for their patients.

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Meet our doctors: Karen Reckamp on lung cancer's mystery risks

October 26, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States, causing more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined. Health professionals agree that tobacco use is the No.

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