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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City of Hope Receives Prestigious ASTRO Accreditation

November 20, 2017 | Robert Young

City of Hope’s Duarte and Arcadia sites recently received four-year accreditation from ASTRO’s Accreditation Program of Excellence (APEx) — the first for a National Cancer Institute-recognized facility in California.

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Arya Amini
Arya Amini, M.D.: Fighting Cancer with Big Data and a Big Heart

November 6, 2017 | Maxine Nunes

When he was 10 years old, an age when most boys fantasize about being ball players or astronauts, Arya Amini, M.D., dreamed of becoming a doctor.

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For Many Breast Cancer Patients, IORT Is an Attractive Alternative to Traditional Radiation

August 31, 2017 | City of Hope

Unlike traditional therapy involving daily external whole-breast radiation, IORT delivers one targeted treatment directly into the incision, right after the tumor is removed - killing stray cancer cells directly and immediately.

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Fertility After Cancer: Your Questions Answered

August 29, 2017 | City of Hope

For many, having a family is an important phase of life after cancer. But cancer can affect the odds of conceiving a baby. Here’s what you need to know about planning for and addressing cancer-related infertility.

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Radiotherapy: New developments in the treatment of lung cancer

August 8, 2017 | City of Hope

Radiation is an important part of the cancer treatment toolkit, and it can be effective in treating lung cancer. Helen Chen, M.D., a radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at City of Hope, recently discussed the pros, cons and latest developments in radiotherapy for lung cancer.

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Radiotherapy for breast cancer: Classic technology, modern advances

August 1, 2017 | City of Hope

For the most part, radiation is the same radiation doctors have been using for decades. But in recent years, there have been major advances in the ways that Kim and his colleagues plan for and administer that therapy. Those advances equal big benefits for patients.

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molecular oncology
To fight cancer, these researchers go where the action is – the nucleus

April 21, 2015 | Rachel Hall

Molecular oncology researchers explore a cancer cell's nucleus for new ways to fight tumors. Investigators working at City of Hope are making many significant inroads against many forms of cancer. To do that, they have to take a variety of approaches.

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Diet during cancer treatment: Tips to ease dry mouth

September 8, 2014 | Dominique Grignetti

Cancer treatment can take a toll on the mouth, even if a patient's cancer has nothing to do with the head or throat, leading to a dry mouth, or a very sore mouth, and making it difficult to swallow or eat.

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Jeffrey Wong
Meet our doctors: Jeffrey Wong on the future of radiation therapy

September 6, 2014 | Valerie Zapanta

Radiation oncology is one of the three main specialties involved in the successful treatment of cancer, along with surgical oncology and medical oncology. Experts in this field, known as radiation oncologists, advise patients as to whether radiation therapy will be useful for their cancer – and how it can best be safely and effectively delivered.

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Jae Jung, skin cancer expert
Meet our doctors: Dermatologist Jae Jung on preventing melanoma

August 23, 2014 | Kim Proescholdt

With Labor Day just around the corner, summer is on its way out. But just because summertime is ending doesn't mean we can skip sunscreen. Protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation is needed all year round.

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