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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.