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's Ravi Salgia Discovers New Biomarker Link in Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer

December 7, 2017 | Elise Lamar

Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D., recently published in Scientific Reports about a novel and promising link between two NSCLC biomarkers. The study might help oncologists match patients with effective drug interventions against specific forms of NSCLC.

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Advanced Lung Cancer Patient: ‘I’m Not About to Go Quietly into the Night’

November 30, 2017 | Julia F.

Julie F., 59, of Wisconsin, survived advanced small cell lung cancer after 29 rounds of chemotherapy, five weeks of radiation and experimental immunotherapy. This is her story.

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What's in cigarette smoke? Find out in this video.

November 13, 2017 | City of Hope

What do rat poison, rocket fuel and embalming fluid have in common? They all share ingredients found in cigarette smoke. Once a cigarette is lit, it releases more than 7,000 chemicals into the air, many of them both toxic and carcinogenic.

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Arya Amini, M.D.: Fighting Cancer with Big Data and a Big Heart

November 6, 2017 | Maxine Nunes

When he was 10 years old, an age when most boys fantasize about being ball players or astronauts, Arya Amini, M.D., dreamed of becoming a doctor.

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Radiotherapy: New developments in the treatment of lung cancer

August 8, 2017 | City of Hope

Radiation is an important part of the cancer treatment toolkit, and it can be effective in treating lung cancer. Helen Chen, M.D., a radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at City of Hope, recently discussed the pros, cons and latest developments in radiotherapy for lung cancer.

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7 Things You Need to Know About Men's Cancers (Infographic)

June 19, 2017 | City of Hope

About 40 percent of men will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives. That’s a sobering statistic, and one that we highlight every June during Men’s Health Month. With that in mind, here is our infographic with everything men need to know about cancer.

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City of Hope’s Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D., honored for outstanding contributions to oncology

June 2, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope’s Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D., whose accomplishments as a medical oncologist and researcher have helped shape modern cancer medicine, was celebrated at ASCO by the Indo-American Cancer Association (IACA) for his contributions to the field.

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Language, cultural norms clash with optimal care for some Asian-Americans

April 7, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

City of Hope is dedicating every day in April, National Minority Health Month, to beginning to examine important issues of disparity in health care. This installment is about the stresses, cultural rifts and language barriers in interactions between the health care system and different Asian-American groups.

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5 Tests Every Man Under 55 Needs

March 10, 2017 | Dory Benford

It’s vital to undergo certain exams that can detect cancer early and improve your chance of cure even when you feel perfectly fine. We spoke to Cary Presant, M.D., about the five tests every man aged 55 and under needs to take, whether you’re experiencing specific symptoms or not.

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