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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‘Do All the Good You Can’: Volunteers at City of Hope

August 23, 2017 | Stephen Dolainski

Carol Michaelson is one of over 300 City of Hope volunteers. Her story, like that of many other volunteers, begins when she was a patient.

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Lorena Gaytan, Patient Navigator at City of Hope
Patient Navigators: The Cancer Journey's Guiding Lights

August 22, 2017 | Robert Young

A cancer diagnosis can be one of life’s most stressful and complex experiences — especially for those simultaneously facing other significant challenges. That’s where patient navigators come in.

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Flavia Chiuppesi, Ph.D.
Preclinical Vaccine Shows Promise Against Congenital CMV

August 21, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

A group of researchers in City of Hope’s Department of Experimental Therapeutics and Cal Tech may be one step closer to developing the first CMV vaccine for commercial use.

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City of Hope Scientists Receive Helmsley Grant to Support Type 1 Diabetes Work

August 17, 2017 | Katie Neith

City of Hope scientists in the Beckman Research Institute have received over $300,000 from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to support scientific collaborations to fight type 1 diabetes.

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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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Carolina De La Pena, patient resources coordinator at City of Hope
City of Hope Helps Patient Get Grant to Pay Bills So She Can Continue Treatment

August 16, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Fighting cancer is difficult enough. But having your car break down and not having the money to cover repairs so you can drive to your treatment appointments can push a person to the brink of despair.

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'The Power to Change': Meet Misagh Karimi, M.D.

August 15, 2017 | Travis Marshall

At City of Hope, Misagh Karimi, M.D.’s passion for working with patients has developed into a dedication and focus on patient education.

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Just Breathe: The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation in Cancer Care

August 14, 2017 | City of Hope

Want to feel calmer and more relaxed, experience less anxiety and depression, sleep better and feel a greater sense of overall wellbeing? You’re in luck. Meditation might help with all of those things.

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History of Hope: A Legacy of Whole-Patient Care

August 10, 2017 | Stephen Dolainski

The Department of Supportive Care Medicine was established in 2007, but its roots go back nearly a century to the founding of City of Hope as a tuberculosis sanatorium in 1914.

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