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.

Eva Moon
'Mutant Diaries' resonates among women with BRCA genetic mutations

October 28, 2013 | Tami Dennis

"How far would you go to save your life?" That's the question faced by women who find they're carriers of the BRCA genetic mutations, which dramatically increase their risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

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Laura Kruper
Allyn Rose, Sharon Osbourne and prophylactic mastectomies

November 23, 2012 | Roberta Nichols

Miss America contestant Allyn Rose and TV host Sharon Osbourne have both made headlines recently for their decisions to undergo double  mastectomies. Osbourne has already had both breasts removed; Rose will undergo surgery after the pageant in January.

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