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.
January 9, 2018 | Stephanie Smith
A multi-institutional partnership, funded in part by a multimillion-dollar grant from the Kemper and Ethyl Marley Foundation, is designed to develop a “mammogram” for pancreatic cancer.
May 3, 2016 | City of Hope
City of Hope will be participating in PanCan’s annual PurpleStride event on May 7, a 5k walk/run at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. By participating, City of Hope and its team of runners, the City of Hope Striders, will help to raise much-needed awareness of this deadly disease.
July 1, 2015 | Jyoti Madhusoodanan
City of Hope researchers have identified a promising new strategy: a bacterial-based therapy that homes to tumors and provokes an incredibly effective tumor-killing response. The outlook and length of survival has not changed much in the past 25 years for patients suffering from an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer known as pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).
December 24, 2014 | Tami Dennis
Yuman Fong, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert in hepatobiliary cancer – that is liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, gallbladder cancer and cancer of the bile ducts. He's also renowned for his use of genetically modified viruses to combat malignant disease, is a pioneer in the operating room and the laboratory, is the author of more than 600 peer-reviewed articles and 11 textbooks, and is the chair of the Department of Surgery at City of Hope.
April 19, 2014 | Kim Proescholdt
Meet City of Hope’s new chair of the Department of Surgery – esteemed pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgeon, researcher and author Yuman Fong, M.D. As one of today’s most respected and recognizable physicians in the treatment of cancers of the liver, bile duct , gallbladder and pancreas , Fong has pioneered and enhanced many surgical therapies now widely used around the world to treat these difficult diseases.
December 28, 2013 | Tami Dennis
Cancer will be defeated not in one enormous advance, experts agree, but in incremental advances. Those incremental advances often go unnoticed by the public at the time of their discovery, but in the years to come, they add up – to more life years, to greater survival rates, to more time spent with families and loved ones.
August 22, 2013 | Tami Dennis
Treatment of pancreatic cancer starts with surgery, when operable. And though the overall statistics are often grim, newer treatment algorithms continue to evolve with the ultimate aim of beating this cancer.
July 24, 2012 | Wayne Lewis
Imagine a familiar scenario straight out of your favorite scary movie. A relentless villain sets his sights on a bunch of carefree teens. As the terror mounts, they throw one obstacle after another in his path.
June 26, 2012 | Alicia Di Rado
One of the reasons pancreatic cancer is so tough to beat is that it can survive the damage caused by radiation and chemotherapy. But City of Hope researchers figured out a way to make pancreatic cancer cells more vulnerable to therapy .
May 8, 2012 | City of Hope Staff
City of Hope radiologists are using the NanoKnife , a medical tool that destroys tissue using electricity, to zap stubborn tumors that do not respond to chemotherapy or radiation and that lie in locations that are difficult to reach with traditional surgery.