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.

Meet our doctors: How Leo Wang is revolutionizing the way that pediatric and blood cancers are treated

March 17, 2017 | Denise Heady

Dual-trained pediatric oncologist and scientist Leo Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is working in the lab to understand how blood cells develop and grow, and plans to use that information to help patients with cancer live longer and experience fewer side effects of treatment.

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Advances: 2017 brings new therapies, new hope to those battling pediatric cancer

December 23, 2016 | Dory Benford

Great strides have been made in pediatric cancer and childhood disease treatment over the past few decades, and recent advances in the areas of gene therapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy will continue to move the field forward in 2017. We spoke to Joseph Rosenthal, M.D., M.H.C.M., professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at City of Hope, about the most significant developments he anticipates in pediatric research and treatment.

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Meet our Doctors: Pediatric oncologist Weili Sun on the future of leukemia research and treatment

November 21, 2016 | Hannah Glenn

Weili Sun, M.D., Ph.D., is on a mission to develop new treatment options for children with leukemia. She feels that no family should ever go through what her parents or sister went through.

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Five ways parents can help their children with cancer

October 5, 2016 | City of Hope

Parenting can be difficult. But when a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, a whole new array of parenting challenges can arise. Pediatric psychologist Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D., share some ways on how to help your child cope.

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How cancer fueled a racing career

September 21, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

Twenty year old Jonathan Sugianto credits cancer with launching his career in formula car racing. The same fighting spirit that, as a child, got him through leukemia treatment at City of Hope, is what he now uses on the track to compete.

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Leukemia patient Dominick, 15, will get rare chance to thank his BMT donor

May 4, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

On May 6, Dominick will meet his bone marrow transplant donor and have the opportunity to thank the person at City of Hope’s 40th Annual Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion.

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Teens and young adults with cancer need special support, City of Hope finds

November 17, 2015 | Travis Marshall

For adolescents and young adults who are navigating a tumultuous stage of life, a cancer diagnosis can be particularly devastating. Already challenged by changes such as college, a first job or a first heartbreak, young people experience greater levels of distress during cancer treatment than older patients in similar situations, research has shown.

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Inspiring Stories: To family of son with leukemia, every day is a gift

December 2, 2014 | City of Hope

On Jan. 1, 2015, six City of Hope patients who have journeyed through cancer will welcome the new year with their loved ones atop City of Hope's Tournament of Roses Parade float. The theme of the float is "Made Possible by HOPE.

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Inspiring Stories: One mother's journey through adoption and neuroblastoma (w/VIDEO)

November 20, 2014 | City of Hope

On Jan. 1, 2015, six City of Hope patients who have journeyed through cancer will welcome the new year with their loved ones atop City of Hope's Tournament of Roses Parade float. The theme of the float is "Made Possible by HOPE.

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13-year-old leukemia survivor has one true hero: her brother

November 11, 2014 | Dominique Grignetti

In February 2003, when she was only 16 months old, Maya Gallardo was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)  and, to make matters much worse, pneumonia. Aaron Gallardo hugs his little sister Maya, while she was sick with acute myelogenous leukemia.

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