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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Targeted Therapy 101: A Primer

July 17, 2017 | City of Hope

Cancer care has come a long way. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation have traditionally been the three pillars of cancer care, and they are still important treatments. But in recent years, newer “targeted therapies” have come on the scene.

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City of Hope collaborates with The Jackson Laboratory to help speed research discoveries into cures

July 11, 2017 | Denise Heady

A collaboration with The Jackson Laboratory expands access to leading-edge research capabilities to find new treatments for life-threatening diseases.

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Liquid Biopsy Offers a New Way to Target Kidney Cancer

February 17, 2017 | Denise Heady

Despite a wave of new targeted therapies being approved to treat kidney cancer, many of those therapies have been challenging to use because of the difficulty in obtaining cancer tissue for genomic testing. Now, researchers may have found a way to combat this problem: the liquid biopsy.

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Advances: New Immunotherapy Treatments for Breast Cancer in 2017

December 23, 2016 | Katie Neith

Peter P. Lee, M.D., a City of Hope oncologist, has for 20 years been interested in treating cancer by stimulating or enhancing a person’s own immune system. This approach, called immunotherapy, has gained much attention in recent years. Lee's outlook for 2017 is full of promise for a more personalized approach to the disease.

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City of Hope's Steven T. Rosen, M.D., on the Impact of the TGen Alliance

December 1, 2016 | City of Hope

In this Q and A, Steven T. Rosen, M.D., provost and chief scientific officer for City of Hope, answers questions about the importance of precision of medicine in the fight against cancer and how the City of Hope and TGen alliance will advance research and treatment using this approach.

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City of Hope Joins Forces with TGen to Bring More Firepower to the Fight Against Cancer

November 30, 2016 | City of Hope

City of Hope is joining forces with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to accelerate the speed with which scientists and medical staff can convert research discoveries into cures for patients.

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Cancer Insights: Molecular profiling unlocks tumor answers

October 27, 2016 | Sumanta K. Pal, M.D.

Molecular profiling, unlike any other type of controversial profiling in the news, is an extremely hot topic in cancer medicine today, and it’s going to have a huge impact on patients, physicians and payers.

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ADA 2016: Unlocking precision medicine to treat diabetes

June 14, 2016 | City of Hope

The American Diabetes Association's 76th Scientific Sessions — the largest annual of gathering on diabetes research, treatment and care — got underway June 10 in New Orleans. The five-day convention is a massive affair with nearly 2,500 research presentations and 16,000 attendees.

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