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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Evolution of Treatment Resistance in Metastatic Breast Cancer Tracked in New Study

November 9, 2017 | City of Hope

Findings from a new study provide fresh insights into the treatment of women with metastatic breast cancer whose tumors are no longer responding to available treatments.

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Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer: In Remission and Loving Life

October 7, 2016 | Samantha Bonar

Daryn Rodriguez thought she was in the clear after aggressively treating her Stage 0 breast cancer with a double mastectomy. Eight years later the cancer returned and spread to her left femur. But that hasn't stopped her from living her life to the fullest.

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Avon grant will benefit metastatic breast cancer patients' unique needs

February 5, 2015 | Nicole White

A woman confronting metastatic breast cancer faces challenges that, at the outset, seem overwhelming. Research tells us these patients are especially vulnerable to anxiety, depression, hopelessness and other sources of distress.

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Blood test could help identify breast cancer recurrences sooner

April 15, 2014 | Nicole White

For breast cancer survivors, a common worry is a recurrence of their cancer. Currently, these patients are screened with regular mammograms, but there’s no way to tell who is more likely to have a recurrence and who is fully cleared of her cancer.

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Breast cancer spreads to brain by masquerading as neurons, study finds

January 9, 2014 | Nicole White

Often, several years can pass between the time a breast cancer patient successfully goes into remission and a related brain tumor develops. During that time, the breast cancer cells somehow hide, escaping detection as they grow and develop.

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Study: Chemotherapy is enough in some advanced breast cancers

December 12, 2013 | Nicole White

As treatment options expand, and researchers learn more about individual tumors, a critical component of cancer treatment becomes determining the most effective tool to treat an individual patient. A new study finds that surgery and radiation therapy may not have additional benefits for metastatic breast cancer patients who are responding well to chemotherapy.

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