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.

Monica Curiel, City of Hope patient, author
Young Lymphoma Survivor Pens Children’s Book

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.

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Nils Lindstrom
Why are Men More Likely To Die of Cancer?

June 13, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

During Men’s Health Month, City of Hope cancer center is offering tips to make men more aware of their risk and to encourage screening. This piece discusses why men are diagnosed with cancer later and have higher death rates than women.

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City of Hope Giving Hope
Jaylon Fong’s cancer journey sparks a visit to the White House

April 13, 2015 | cpecikozic

When Jaylon Fong wrote President Barack Obama a letter thanking him for calling attention to childhood cancers during his 2012 victory speech , he didn't expect much. Jaylon just wanted to share a little bit of his personal experience with cancer while being treated at City of Hope and his appreciation for all the president has done, which allowed him to focus on getting well.

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Lisa Birk
Triathlete and breast cancer patient Lisa Birk: Take control (VIDEO)

October 6, 2014 | Nicole White

In a single day, former professional triathlete Lisa Birk learned she couldn’t have children and that she had breast cancer. “Where do you go from there?” she asks. For Birk, who swims three miles, runs 10 miles and cycles every day, the answer  ultimately was a decision to take control of her cancer care.

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