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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Ernest Han, M.D., Ph.D.: Skill, Compassion and 'A New Leaf'

June 29, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

After nine years performing intricate cancer surgery at City of Hope, gynecologic oncologist Ernest Han, M.D., Ph.D., is the kind of doctor women seek out. Patients have called him “brilliant,” “amazing” and an “expert in his field.” Some even turn to Han after starting with another physician, citing his compassion.

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Wai-Yee Li, M.D., Ph.D.: Helping Patients ‘Pick up the Pieces’

June 22, 2017 | Travis Marshall

Wai-Yee Li, M.D., Ph.D., is a distinguished and award-winning plastic surgeon at City of Hope, an assistant professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery. But rather than Hollywood-style nips and tucks, Li specializes in postcancer reconstructive surgery.

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Survivor of Rare Skin Cancer Pens Three Books

June 16, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

A skin cancer survivor who was given a poor prognosis six years ago has not only astounded his doctors, he has written two books and is working on a third.

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City of Hope Launches Multi-ethnic Ad Campaigns

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.

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Meet Our Doctors: Breast Cancer Surgeon Lesley Taylor, M.D.

May 25, 2017 | Travis Marshall

The rapidly evolving breast cancer field excited Lesley Taylor, M.D., promising a career on the leading edge of science with rapidly improving outcomes for the women she treated. But at the same time, she realized that those advances weren’t available to large numbers of women in other parts of the world.

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A ‘Multifront’ Approach: Breakthroughs in Bladder Cancer

May 16, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Bladder cancer is a stubborn disease. Malignant cells in the bladder frequently grow back or pop up elsewhere, even if they're removed in their earliest stages. But the City of Hope surgeons and scientists working to eradicate bladder cancer are equally stubborn.

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Meet Our Doctors: Veronica Jones Is Pushing the Limits of Breast Cancer Treatment

May 4, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Veronica Jones, M.D., decided to become a breast cancer surgeon in order to impact women’s health and help those women at an extremely vulnerable time.

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Yanghee Woo: 'Healing hands and an unconditional heart'

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.

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Bladder cancer patient grateful for ‘new normal’ after surgery

March 31, 2017 | Veronique de Turenne

Mary Soto was looking forward to her trip to Maui, where she would celebrate her 60th birthday with her daughter. But a visit with a urologist revealed that Soto had a sizable tumor in her bladder. A biopsy performed a few weeks later confirmed her fears – she had bladder cancer. Read her inspiring story.

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A doctor’s quest to better treat children with brain tumors in underserved countries

January 12, 2017 | Denise Heady

City of Hope's Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., is making a lasting and global impact by performing and teaching children's brain surgery in developing countries.

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