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.

City of Hope Neurosurgeon, Behnam Badie, M.D.
Patient and Pioneer Richard Grady: His Contributions to Advance Our Research in Treating Brain Tumors Is His Lasting Legacy

August 2, 2017 | Behnam Badie, M.D., F.A.C.S.

My life is devoted to finding a cure for brain cancer. Patients come to us seeking miracles, but often what they give us back is invaluable knowledge. Throughout history, patients have helped revolutionize science and medicine. Many patients, like my dad, do not survive. But they leave behind a legacy of knowledge and hope for other patients today, and for future generations. Richard Grady was that kind of patient.

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Bart Roep, Ph.D., Has Type 1 Diabetes Cure in His Sights

June 27, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Bart O. Roep, Ph.D., has dedicated his life to the search for a cure for type 1 diabetes. And he thinks he is on the brink. Roep, an internationally renowned immunologist who joined City of Hope last year from the Netherlands’ Leiden University Medical Center, was recently named the Chan Soon-Shiong Shapiro Distinguished Chair in Diabetes. He believes that this endowment and a $50 million funding project led by the Wanek family will be key in stopping the disease.

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City of Hope doctor tackles two difficult-to-treat lymphomas

February 1, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

Alex F. Herrera, M.D., an assistant professor in City of Hope’s Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, and a team of doctors at City of Hope and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute examined how well patients whose double-hit and/or double-expressor lymphoma had recurred, or was resistant to initial treatment, fared after they had received high-dose chemotherapy and underwent an autologous stem cell transplantation.

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Breakthroughs - 5 Superfoods with cancer-fighting super powers
5 superfoods with cancer-fighting superpowers

August 4, 2016 | City of Hope

Did you know that certain “superfoods” have cancer-fighting superpowers? Here are five superfoods City of Hope researchers have identified with powerful cancer-fighting potential.

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ASCO 2016: Where Cancer Breakthroughs Happen

June 3, 2016 | Sumanta Kumar Pal, M.D.

Sumanta Kumar Pal, M.D., offers insights into ASCO 2016. Here, he has distilled some of the main themes at this year's conference such as the Cancer Moonshot Program, and personalized and precision medicine.

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