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.
July 12, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Monica Curiel was 19 years old, a freshman in college, when diagnosed. Now a survivor, her book, Stella's Picture Day, for pediatric cancer patients, was published in May 2016.
September 28, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
Greg Cooper and his 10 year-old daughter Amanda both were treated for the same rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome, at City of Hope. Both are thriving post-treatment in different ways.
September 22, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
City of Hope patient Ian MacLeod says a difficult leukemia diagnosis, and a bone marrow transplant, taught him how to be in the moment and to "not procrastinate joy."
March 14, 2016 | City of Hope
When Alex Tung, the only child of a Chinese immigrant single parent, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia at age 37, the hardest thing for him to do was tell his mom. A healthy, happy and active native of Southern California, Alex was determined to beat cancer, not just for himself but also for her.
December 8, 2015 | City of Hope
“You’re not in remission.” Jane Wirth felt as if a Mac truck had hit her broadside. Stunned, she sat in her oncologist’s office in Northern California as the reality sank in. Those four words were a blow to her soul, yet they marked a turning point in her cancer journey.
November 23, 2015 | Denise Heady
Five City of Hope patients who have journeyed through cancer will welcome 2016 atop City of Hope's Tournament of Roses Parade float on January 1. The float’s theme, "The Miracle of Science with Soul", adds a deeper dimension to the parade theme of "Find your Adventure."
November 19, 2015 | Abe Rosenberg
When she was 14, there was no stopping Nicole Schulz. She led the quintessential Southern California life: cheerleader, surfer, and skateboarder. Then, during cheerleading practice one day, Nicole fainted. A profound fatigue then set in and didn’t go away.
November 6, 2015 | Valerie Howard
When 52-year-old Jim Murphy, an avid mountain biker, was informed he had esophageal cancer, he made a powerful decision. He decided to continue living as actively as possible, and do the things that fueled his spirit and soul.
October 29, 2015 | Valerie Howard
Firefighter Gus Perez was 41 and about to be transferred to the Hazardous Materials Unit in San Pedro, California, when a routine physical proved to be anything but. His blood work showed that he had chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).
June 1, 2015 | Stephen Bess
Leukemia survivor Stephen Bess, pictured here with his wife, Erin, will meet his bone marrow donor for the first time at City of Hope's Celebrity Softball game. Nashville, Tennessee, native Stephen Bess, who received a hematopoietic stem cell transplant for acute lymphoblastic leukemia more than two years ago at City of Hope, will meet his genetically matched donor on June 13 in a rare and special ceremony at the 25th annual Celebrity Softball Game in Nashville.