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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Family in Need Given Vehicle to Make the 200-mile Trip to City of Hope

September 20, 2017 | Michael Easterling

Thanks to a resourceful social worker, a determined physician and a compassionate community, the Jiminez family recently was gifted a new car with which to make the 200-mile trip to City of Hope for treatment.

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The Gold Standard: City of Hope’s Pediatric Musculoskeletal Tumor Program

August 3, 2017 | Travis Marshall

Pediatric musculoskeletal tumors and sarcomas are so rare and diverse that it’s almost impossible for a single physician to effectively treat them. But City of Hope is uniquely equipped to provide rapid and comprehensive treatment for these highly aggressive cancers.

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New Treatment Options for Sarcoma

July 20, 2017 | City of Hope

Sarcomas are relatively uncommon cancers, and most people don’t know much about them. Now, during Sarcoma Awareness Month, Brooke Crawford, M.D., an assistant clinical professor specializing in orthopedic surgery in the Department of Surgery offers some answers.

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Inspired by nurse, young cancer survivor now studies nursing

November 27, 2013 | Dominique Grignetti

Cancer survivors often say they’re thankful – for a second chance, for more time with their families, for lessons learned. But sometimes that thankfulness focuses on a specific person. For cancer survivor Hannah Komai, that person is pediatric oncology nurse Molly Lambert.

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Rose Parade float: Hannah Komai dreamed to be called a 'survivor'

November 26, 2013 | City of Hope

Hannah Komai underwent treatment for osteosarcoma at City of Hope. Photo credit: City of Hope For those who have battled cancer, each tomorrow is, in reality, a dream come true. On Jan. 1, 2014, former City of Hope patients treated at City of Hope will see another dream come true: They'll be riding atop City of Hope's float in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade.

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Cancer: Veterinarians and physicians should learn from each other

August 25, 2013 | Tami Dennis

Human and animal bodies are remarkably similar. No surprise. More of a surprise – except to veterinarians perhaps – is that their diseases, including cancer, are similar as well. Breast cancer has been found in almost every mammal in which it's been searched, including beluga whales.

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'My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I'd known' – Hannah Komai

July 16, 2013 | Roberta Nichols

One in a series of stories asking former patients to reflect upon their experiences... Hannah Komai’s right leg had been hurting for months. So in the summer of 2010, when she came to Southern California to visit family members and accompany them to a Dodger game, she also made time to visit an orthopedist.

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