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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Palliative Care: It’s Not What You Think – And It Might Be Just What You Need

July 28, 2017 | City of Hope

Do you know how palliative medicine helps patients? The misconception is that palliative care is designed to provide comfort and pain control to people at the end of their lives. It's actually much more than that.

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Lessons learned from survivors of childhood cancer
Lessons learned from survivors of childhood cancer

March 22, 2016 | City Of Hope

Learn why City of Hope's Saro Armenian, D.O., M.P.H., thinks it's time to put more focus on the health issues patients face after they survive cancer.

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Surviving cancer: What do I do now? (w/PODCAST)

August 9, 2015 | City of Hope

Elizabeth Lynn Meyering is an assistant clinical professor in the in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope’s Simi Valley location. Cancer affects not just the cancer patient, but everyone around him or her, even after treatment is complete.

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Life after cancer treatment: Tips to help cancer survivors cope, thrive

June 3, 2015 | Ellen Alperstein

Cancer patients and survivors need to get moving. People who exercise, even if they weren’t athletic before their diagnosis, do best after a battle with cancer, says City of Hope's Joanne Mortimer. Aggressive, healthy exercise encourages good coping strategies and that helps with anxiety, and helps to get their head in the right place.

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Childhood cancer: Effects linger in adulthood; new study offers guidance

March 31, 2015 | Nicole White

Children diagnosed with cancer are more likely than ever before to survive the disease, but with a potential new set of health problems caused by the cancer treatment itself. Those problems can particularly affect the heart, and as doctors and other health care workers try to assess how best to care for this special population, City of Hope researchers are providing guidance.

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#LastChemo: 'Attitude is everything,' says 21-year-old cancer survivor

February 15, 2015 | Nicole White

Rhabdomyosarcoma survivor Trevor Hoffman, 21, celebrates his #LastChemo with a solid plan for 2015. Trevor Hoffman was only 21 when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, but not even cancer could keep him off his motorcycles.

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#LastChemo: 'It takes a village,' says breast cancer survivor

February 8, 2015 | City of Hope

Michele Dahlstein, a 50-year-old breast cancer survivor from Upland, California, celebrated her last day of chemotherapy on Dec. 30. She shares her story in her own words: Breast cancer survivor Michele Dahlstein proudly shows off the medal commemorating her last chemo treatment.

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Breast cancer among minorities: Access to care is critical to saving lives

October 13, 2014 | Nicole White

All women are at some risk of developing the disease in their lifetimes, but breast cancer, like other cancers, has a disproportionate effect on minorities. While breast cancer is most common among white women, minority women, especially African-American women, are more likely to die from the disease.

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Aspirin might reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence for obese women

August 20, 2014 | Nicole White

An aspirin a day might help keep breast cancer away for some breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests. A new study indicates that aspirin and similar painkillers could reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in obese and overweight women.

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Each day is special for cancer survivors (w/VIDEO)

July 16, 2014 | Nicole White

The best measure of success in the fight against cancer is in lives saved and families intact, in extra days made special simply because they exist. Yuman Fong , M.D., chair of the Department of Surgery at City of Hope, understands what precedes that special awareness.

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