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.

Young Adults and Cancer: The Psychological Impact

December 28, 2017 | Jay A. Fernandez

For young adult survivors of pediatric cancer, the aftermath can require a new approach to school and learning, family and social relationships, and the contours of independence.

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ASCO 2014: Younger women with breast cancer are less likely to survive

May 29, 2014 | Hiu Chung So

Cancer can affect a person at any age, with the disease often considered one of aging. But increased age isn't always linked to an increased risk of death. City of Hope researchers have found that, when it comes to breast cancer, younger women are more likely to die than their older counterparts.

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Cancer is different for adolescents, young adults; so are their needs

April 30, 2014 | Dominique Grignetti

Cancer is undeniably difficult both for adults and for children. Even if they don't fully understand the ramifications, adults usually enter treatment knowing who they are and where they stand in life.

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'My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I'd known' – Ben Teller (w/PODCAST)

June 24, 2013 | Wayne Lewis

One in a series of stories asking former patients to reflect upon their experience ... Lymphoma survivor Ben Teller learned that as an inpatient, you should never hesitate to seek your nurses' help. (Photo credit: Courtesy of Ben Teller) Cancer interrupted the path of Ben Teller’s life at a critical milestone.

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Adolescents and young adults with cancer fall into the gap

June 7, 2012 | City of Hope Staff

Stats can be boring, but one amazing figure is today’s pediatric cancer survival rate. After a couple of decades, we’ve been able to turn a 20 percent survival rate on its head and, now, more than 80 percent of kids diagnosed with cancer are survivors.

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Young adults and teens with cancer get some much-needed attention

March 27, 2012 | City of Hope Staff

City of Hope offers free education sessions for a group of patients who were once in the shadows: adolescents and young adults with cancer . Seth Rogen, left, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt from the movie "50/50.

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