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.
August 4, 2017 | City of Hope
More than 107,470 women in the United States are diagnosed with gynecologic cancers each year. However, thanks to developments in technology, many of these cancers can now be treated with robotic surgery.
April 18, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg
Long before she thought about becoming a surgeon, Yanghee Woo, M.D., knew she wanted to impact the world — but not as a doctor. An odd thing to hear from Woo, who is a City of Hope surgeon, scientist and one of this country's foremost authorities on minimally invasive and robotic surgery for treatment of gastric (stomach) cancer.
August 11, 2015 | Barry Leshowitz
Barry Leshowitz is a former City of Hope patient and a family advisor for the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center . Former City of Hope patient and prostate cancer survivor Barry Leshowitz shares his tips and advice for newly diagnosed patients.
May 27, 2015 | Valerie Nelson
"There are many ways that we can get at cancer without making giant incisions, yet still give the patients good outcomes," said Yuman Fong, chair of the Department of Surgery at City of Hope. Minimally invasive surgery at City of Hope is performed using robots with “wrists” that provide greater dexterity and range of motion than a human hand.
May 7, 2015 | Robin Heffler
Treatment of cancers of the head and neck requires not just skill, but consummate skill. After all, consider their location: the lip, mouth, tongue, throat and nasal cavity – and that's just for starters.
May 4, 2015 | Robin Heffler
Surgery for head and neck cancers is unarguably complex, requiring extremely controlled movements and exceptional training. Surgery for head and neck cancers is complex, requiring extreme skill, extensive knowledge and experience with the latest technology.
February 19, 2015 | Bertram Yuh M.D.
Bertram Yuh, M.D. , assistant clinical professor in the Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology at City of Hope, offers his perspective on the benefits of surgery for aggressive prostate cancer. For men walking out of the doctor’s office after a diagnosis of cancer, the reality can hit like a ton of bricks.
March 20, 2014 | Valerie Zapanta
“One day I had a pain in my side and ended up having my appendix rupture. During that time of the appendix rupturing, they discovered I had a large tumor covering most of my kidney,” said Joelle Hood, a learning center principal and a certified life coach.
December 6, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt
Jennifer Linehan, M.D., says exercising and eating a healthy diet are key in lowering the risk for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting men, with one in six American men receiving the diagnosis in their lifetime.
November 25, 2013 | Valerie Zapanta
“In 2010, there were 201,144 new lung cancer diagnoses … and 158,248 deaths,” said Jae Kim , M.D., assistant professor and chief of thoracic surgery. Kim, along with Karen Reckamp , M.D., M.S., associate professor and director of the Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program, presented remarkable facts on lung cancer , including diagnosis, screenings, surgical advances and progress in personalized treatment at a recent Ask the Experts free community lecture.