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.

Yuan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D., City of Hope breast oncologist
New Study: Deploying Genetic Screens Early May Offer Some Benefits

February 7, 2017 | Jyoti Madhusoodanan

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) tests can quickly pinpoint tumor mutations that can be targeted with specific drugs, offering a route to precision therapies for many cancer types. Coupled with new drugs that target tumor-specific genomic changes, NGS tests carry the potential to transform modern cancer care.

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Researcher receives grant to study aggressive form of breast cancer

June 22, 2016 | Michael Easterling

Victoria Seewaldt, M.D., the Ruth Ziegler professor and chair in the Department of Population Sciences at City of Hope, has received a two-year grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to support her research in early detection and triple-negative breast cancer, a highly aggressive form of cancer.

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ASCO 2015: Clinical trial assesses options for triple-negative breast cancer

May 28, 2015 | Nicole Levine

A clinical trial currently being conducted at City of Hope and elsewhere suggests that researchers are developing improved treatment options for young women with advanced triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly difficult-to-treat disease.

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Triple-negative breast cancer patient Homa Sadat: What I learned

January 22, 2015 | Nicole White

No one ever plans to have cancer – and there’s never a good time. For Homa Sadat, her cancer came at a particularly bad time: just one year after losing her father to the pancreatic cancer he had battled for two years.

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Clinical trial for triple-negative breast cancer shows promise

January 15, 2015 | Nicole White

When Homa Sadat found a lump in her breast at age 27, her gynecologist told her what many doctors say to young women: You’re too young to have breast cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is diagnosed at a higher rate in patients with BRCA-related breast cancer and in African-American women.

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Cancer 2015: Liver cancer expert offers view from the front lines

December 24, 2014 | Tami Dennis

Yuman Fong, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert in hepatobiliary cancer – that is liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, gallbladder cancer and cancer of the bile ducts. He's also renowned for his use of genetically modified viruses to combat malignant disease, is a pioneer in the operating room and the laboratory, is the author of more than 600 peer-reviewed articles and 11 textbooks, and is the chair of the Department of Surgery at City of Hope.

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Breast cancer survivor Becky Stokes: Shaving head is empowering, brave

September 24, 2014 | Nicole White

Runners prize medals for 5Ks and marathons. Becky Stokes has a medal she cherishes from a very different kind of race: the marathon of treatments necessary to beat her aggressive triple-negative breast cancer.

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Her breast cancer diagnosis was grim; a second opinion saved her life

July 15, 2014 | Nicole White

At 29, Kommah McDowell was a successful young professional engaged to be married to her best friend. She worked in the financial services sector and kick-boxed to keep in shape and to relax. Then came the diagnosis of triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer, a rare and very aggressive form of breast cancer.

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Using neural stem cells to sneak up on breast cancer metastases

May 3, 2013 | Nicole White

A City of Hope researcher has been awarded a grant to use neural stem cells, which naturally home in on cancer cells (shown here), to deliver cancer-fighting drugs. Triple-negative breast cancer is both aggressive and tough to fight with existing therapies, a combination that often results in the disease's spread; in fact, most deaths related to this form of cancer occur due to metastases.

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