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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‘Prehab’ to Rehab: New Program Gets Older Patients and Their Caregivers Up and Active

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.

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American Cancer Society honors City of Hope nurse researcher with Quality of Life Award

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".

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Breakthroughs - Nurse-led hypnosis helps cancer patients find relief from pain
Nurse-led hypnosis helps cancer patients find relief from pain, nausea

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.

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Breakthroughs - Groundbreaking study explodes myths about palliative care
Groundbreaking City of Hope study explodes myths about palliative care

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.

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In the world of nursing research, Betty Ferrell is a hall-of-famer

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).

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