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.
October 3, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Cancers that affect or metastasize to the peritoneal cavity (the abdominal area that contains organs such as the stomach and liver) can be difficult to treat. Heated intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can help.
June 14, 2017 | Josh Jenisch
For the first time, City of Hope is targeting the Korean community in Southern California, along with Spanish- and Chinese-speaking populations, in a marketing and outreach campaign.
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.
April 7, 2017 | Stephanie Smith
City of Hope is dedicating every day in April, National Minority Health Month, to beginning to examine important issues of disparity in health care. This installment is about the stresses, cultural rifts and language barriers in interactions between the health care system and different Asian-American groups.
April 4, 2017 | Stephanie Smith
City of Hope is dedicating every day in April, National Minority Health Month, to beginning to examine important issues of disparity in health care.
January 6, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Although it is uncommon in the U.S., stomach cancer is a serious, often devastating disease. But less than 25 percent of patients who are diagnosed with stomach cancer in the U.S. survive for five years. City of Hope’s physicians and scientists are committed to changing this.
December 20, 2016 | Victoria Soudaros, Special to City of Hope
City of Hope stomach cancer patient Victoria Soudaros compiled a simple checklist helpful for holiday eating. This list of tips, good for anyone concerned about overeating, promises to keep you happily satisfied and able to avoid overeating or causing unnecessary stomach issues.
December 19, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
City of Hope explores the complicated cultural issues surrounding food that tend to arise for gastric cancer patients. This new world — in which certain foods are off limits and overall intake is drastically reduced — places these patients on the painful fringes of a culture in which almost everything revolves around eating and drinking.
January 7, 2016 | H. Chung So
Early-stage stomach cancer is curable – and getting more curable all the time. Better detection gets the credit for that. So does increased knowledge of risk.
March 30, 2015 | Valerie Zapanta
Today is National Doctors Day, the official day to recognize, thank and celebrate the tremendous work physicians do each and every day. Launched in 1991 via a presidential proclamation from then-President George Bush, the observance offers a chance to reflect on the qualities that define truly great medical care.
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