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.
December 18, 2012 | Shawn Le
Karen Aboody, M.D., turns neural stem cells into targeted drugs that track down and kill cancer cells. Triple-negative breast cancer is, in a way, the outlier in breast cancer research. Increasingly effective targeted treatments are now used against other breast cancers, but with no vulnerable gene target, no response to hormone therapy and a resistance to most available standard treatments, triple-negative breast cancer can be a monstrous mountain to overcome.