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.
October 2, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg
Simon Bray had been ignoring a chronic backache for months until one day in the gym, he fractured a vertebra. Puzzled by the unusual workout injury, doctors ran a bunch of tests, which revealed multiple myeloma.
March 22, 2017 | Travis Marshall
CAR-T cell therapy research at City of Hope is an innovative and promising approach that recruits the body’s own immune system in the fight against some of the hardest-to-treat cancers, including multiple myeloma.
March 21, 2017 | Stephanie Smith
Hypercalcemia (high blood calcium), renal problems, anemia and bone problems, also known by the acronym, C.R.A.B. — reflects the typical symptoms of multiple myeloma. City of Hope follows a multiple myeloma patient, Donna McNutt, who finds ways to cope with her diagnosis.
March 20, 2017 | Stephanie Smith
Relapse is one of the most common fears among cancer patients. Nearly 60 percent of cancer survivors are moderately-to-severely concerned about recurrence one year after remission, according to data from the American Cancer Society. City of Hope follows a multiple myeloma patient, Donna McNutt, who finds ways to cope with her fear and anxiety.
December 7, 2016 | City of Hope
Numerous clinical trials, which lay the groundwork for novel approaches to lymphoma and multiple myeloma therapies, could ultimately lead to new treatments that improve survival and quality of life for patients with those and other diseases. Additional studies give new insight into best practices for the treatment of various blood cancers.
July 15, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
Appearance and emotions are often intertwined, so it stands to reason that improving what’s going on outwardly could help a patient - at least emotionally - face what’s going on inside with cancer. City of Hope patient Donna McNutt offers tips.
June 1, 2016 | Denise Heady
Members of City of Hope’s medical oncology team are part of a core group of medical professionals trying to find more ways to treat and eradicate cancer. At the 2016 ASCO meeting, they will share findings about a number of cancers and treatment approaches, including assessments of potential new therapies and comparisons of current therapies.
April 1, 2016 | City of Hope
When Bob Dickey was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2010, he had no idea his cancer journey would lead him to the top of some of the highest mountain peaks in the world—From Mt. Whitney, to Mt. Kilimanjaro – nor that it would bring him to a national stage in Florida, where he was recently honored by CURE Magazine for his efforts in raising funding for multiple myeloma research.
January 8, 2016 | Karen Stevens
Two weeks from now, Bob Dickey hopes to be standing at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. He plans to conquer the African peak the same way he has lived life since learning he has multiple myeloma, an aggressive blood cancer, five years ago.
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