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: Christina Yeon, M.D.

December 18, 2017 | Travis Marshall

Christina Yeon, M.D., was just a child when she came to U.S. from Seoul, South Korea. She works as a medical oncologist/hematologist and assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope’s 25,000 square-foot South Pasadena facility, which is home to a team of medical oncologists/hematologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and endocrinologists.

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Newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients also suffer from bladder problems

December 21, 2015 | Letisia Marquez

In addition to dealing with the shock and confusion that women feel when they learn they have breast cancer, many newly-diagnosed patients must also cope with bladder problems.

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New leukemia drug helps City of Hope doctor/researcher save a dad
New leukemia drug helps City of Hope doctor/researcher save a dad's life

October 9, 2015 | Kelly Lopez

When Sergio Ramirez learned that his acute lymphoblastic leukemia had returned with a vengeance – after six months of remission – he was terrified that he’d never play football again with his three sons.

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Slice of Lime Fundraiser
Slice of Lime: Patient's daughter is making a difference in other lives

June 10, 2015 | Laurel DiGangi

The concept for Slice of Lime was inspired by lymphoma patient Dave Sobel’s avid love of golf. Thus was born his daughter's idea for an annual fundraising golf tournament. Now that tournament is helping hematology patients in Simi Valley, California.

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Charlie Rose: Experts talk of cancer breakthroughs and 'tyranny of time'

February 26, 2015 | Nicole White

Charlie Rose interviews, from left, City of Hope's Stephen J. Forman, Steven T. Rosen and City of Hope President and CEO Robert W. Stone. The breakthroughs that have revolutionized cancer treatment, transforming cancer in many cases to a very manageable and even curable disease, started out as just ideas.

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