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.
July 7, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Sunita Patel, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist in the Population Sciences and Supportive Care Medicine departments at City of Hope, has received a $1.22 million grant from the American Cancer Society to test a new approach toward preventing long-term chemotherapy-related cognitive side effects in childhood cancer survivors from bilingual and Spanish-speaking families.
May 31, 2017 | Dory Benford
At City of Hope, the mental and emotional health of patients is just as important as the physical. Here, the team of doctors, nurses and psychosocial support teams treat the whole person — not just his or her disease. With the help of City of Hope’s Community Benefit Department and their Healthy Living Grant Program, this philosophy is quickly making its way out into the community that City of Hope serves.
March 17, 2016 | City of Hope
City of Hope's efforts to fight and cure Canavan disease -- a rare yet fatal disorder that strikes within the first 3 to 6 months of an infant's life -- just got a $7.38 million boost from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).
January 30, 2016 | City of Hope
For more than 40 years, Marcia M. Grant, one of the most respected nurse researchers in the country, has devoted her life to others. Now, with a prestigious award, the American Cancer Society has said a heart-felt "thank you".
May 15, 2015 | City of Hope
City of Hope has been selected as a pacesetter community to join a national program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at accelerating the improvement of health and well-being. The City of Hope efforts are led by Kimlin Tam Ashing.
May 8, 2015 | City of Hope Staff
City of Hope researcher Arti Hurria was awarded a $733,951 grant from UniHealth Foundation to help transform geriatric cancer care. Older adults, by far, represent the largest population of cancer patients globally.
May 3, 2015 | David Levine
Henry Ford said it well: “Working together is success.” For biomedical researchers, this is especially true. The challenges they face often require expertise from multiple fields to find answers and solutions.
January 19, 2015 | Darrin Joy
Age is the single greatest risk factor overall for cancer; our chances of developing the disease rise steeply after age 50. For geriatric oncology nurse Peggy Burhenn, the meaning is clear: Cancer is primarily a geriatric condition.
December 16, 2014 | Darrin Joy
Cancer cells are voracious eaters. Like a swarm of locusts, they devour every edible tidbit they can find. But unlike locusts, when the food is gone, cancer cells can’t just move on to the next horn o’ plenty.