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.
November 9, 2017 | City of Hope
City of Hope researchers are piloting a new intervention for older patients and their family caregivers to provide “prehabilitation” — a mirror image of the regimen many patients take up after surgery.
January 30, 2016 | City of Hope
For more than 40 years, Marcia M. Grant, one of the most respected nurse researchers in the country, has devoted her life to others. Now, with a prestigious award, the American Cancer Society has said a heart-felt "thank you".
October 8, 2015 | Nancy Brands Ward
Hypnosis gets a bad rap. Portrayals in the media of hypnosis as a silly or devious tool used to embarrass unwitting subjects or even gain control of people and their resources have kept these misconceptions alive.
October 7, 2015 | Abe Rosenberg
When Beverly Fairbairn was invited to join a major City of Hope study on palliative care as part of her treatment for lung cancer, she was taken aback. “Are you talking to me??” she remembers thinking. “But I feel fine right now. I'm not there yet.” Like so many others, Fairbairn assumed palliative care was little more than crisis-level pain control for patients in their final days. Fairbairn's cancer was in remission. She was healthy. The mere suggestion that she be included in the study stirred up a little paranoia: “Do they know something I don't?” she wondered.
March 10, 2014 | Nicole White
Every field has its stars, and nursing research is certainly no exception. One of those stars - City of Hope's Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., R.N., - will soon be inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).
September 20, 2013 | Nicole White
As cancer care advances, allowing patients to recover from surgeries at home and receive the bulk of their care on an outpatient basis, the primary caregivers aren’t doctors or nurses. They’re family members.