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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City of Hope Researcher Receives Grant to Improve Cognitive Outcomes in Young Cancer Patients

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.

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How City of Hope's Healthy Living Grant Program Strengthens Communities

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.

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$7.38 million grant will benefit new treatments for fatal childhood disease

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).

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American Cancer Society honors City of Hope nurse researcher with Quality of Life Award

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".

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City of Hope receives SCALE award to improve health of community

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.

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UniHealth Foundation grant will help transform geriatric cancer care

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.

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Helmsley Charitable Trust supports work of islet cell researchers

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.

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Geriatric oncology nurse Peggy Burhenn: Older adults need special care

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.

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