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.
January 9, 2018 | Stephanie Smith
A multi-institutional partnership, funded in part by a multimillion-dollar grant from the Kemper and Ethyl Marley Foundation, is designed to develop a “mammogram” for pancreatic cancer.
May 4, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Veronica Jones, M.D., decided to become a breast cancer surgeon in order to impact women’s health and help those women at an extremely vulnerable time.
December 20, 2014 | Hiu Chung So
The protein HER2 is most commonly associated with breast cancer, but it also plays a role in several other cancers — including esophageal cancer. Using this knowledge and the drug trastuzumab (Herceptin), which targets HER2, City of Hope researchers are conducting clinical trials with the hope of improving survival and quality of life for this hard-to-treat disease.
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.
March 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Stewart
At City of Hope, we're committed to caring for the whole person. This mission is especially important when it comes to treating women, who devote so much of their time and energy to caring for others — for their families, friends and communities.
August 20, 2013 | Rachel Hall
Immunotherapy is no longer a treatment of the future. At City of Hope, researchers are now advancing immunotherapy as an approach to treat and cure devastating illnesses — conducting innovative research in the laboratory, even while improving lifesaving standard treatments in the clinic.
January 19, 2013 | Shawn Le
Fears about the potential radiation dangers of CT scans have been growing nationwide in recent years, with some health experts urging doctors to think twice before ordering the scans. But with cancer treatment, CT scans are hardly optional.