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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Life After Breast Cancer

September 8, 2017 | Robert Young

For breast cancer patients, the goal of returning to “normal life” can be a powerful motivating force. But getting back to a regular routine can pose challenges that many women don’t anticipate.

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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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Uterine cancer: How to spot the signs and reduce your risk

August 17, 2017 | Katie Neith

Here's a bit of good news: When it’s caught early, treatments for uterine/endometrial cancer tend to be very successful. Read on to learn how to reduce your risk and spot the warning signs.

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Robotic surgery is less invasive for gynecologic cancer

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.

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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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