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.

Wong-Jeffrey
City of Hope Receives Prestigious ASTRO Accreditation

November 20, 2017 | Robert Young

City of Hope’s Duarte and Arcadia sites recently received four-year accreditation from ASTRO’s Accreditation Program of Excellence (APEx) — the first for a National Cancer Institute-recognized facility in California.

Continue Reading

Fred Claire
Rose Parade 2018: Former Dodgers GM Knows What It Takes to Win

November 17, 2017 | Josh Jenisch

As a former general manager and executive vice president of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Fred Claire knows what it takes to win. But his greatest challenge, by far, has been far from the bright lights of the baseball diamond.

Continue Reading

breakthroughs - islet cells
For Diabetes Patients, Islet Implants in Skin Show Promise

November 16, 2017 | Katie Neith

Researchers have been searching for better islet transplant sites, but it’s been a challenge to find a superior option — until now.

Continue Reading

Cory Norton
2018 Rose Parade: Firefighter Vows to ‘Help As Many People As I Can’

November 15, 2017 | Denise Heady

For the 46th year in a row, City of Hope will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Here, we meet float rider Cory Norton, a firefighter, husband and father of two young children.

Continue Reading

Cigarette smoke
What's in cigarette smoke? Find out in this video.

November 13, 2017 | City of Hope

What do rat poison, rocket fuel and embalming fluid have in common? They all share ingredients found in cigarette smoke. Once a cigarette is lit, it releases more than 7,000 chemicals into the air, many of them both toxic and carcinogenic.

Continue Reading

breakthroughs- Elizabeth Jenkins
2018 Rose Parade: Islet Cell Transplant Patient Had Groundbreaking Pregnancy

November 13, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

This year, 10 patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Here, we meet float rider Beth Jenkins, M.D., a former patient with a remarkable story.

Continue Reading

David Mulama
New Postdoc Awarded Grant to Help Prevent Kaposi Sarcoma

November 10, 2017 | Katie Neith

A recent recruit to Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope has received a three-year grant from the St. Baldrick's Foundation to support his work on a vaccine for Kaposi sarcoma.

Continue Reading

breakthroughs - Virgina Sun
‘Prehab’ to Rehab: New Program Gets Older Patients and Their Caregivers Up and Active

November 9, 2017 | City of Hope

City of Hope researchers are piloting a new intervention for older patients and their family caregivers to provide “prehabilitation” — a mirror image of the regimen many patients take up after surgery.

Continue Reading

Andrea Bild
Evolution of Treatment Resistance in Metastatic Breast Cancer Tracked in New Study

November 9, 2017 | City of Hope

Findings from a new study provide fresh insights into the treatment of women with metastatic breast cancer whose tumors are no longer responding to available treatments.

Continue Reading

Defu Zeng City of Hope
New Clues Could Point to Better Treatments for Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD)

November 9, 2017 | By Katie Neith

City of Hope’s Defu Zeng, professor of diabetes immunology and hematopoietic cell transplantation and colleagues recently uncovered important information about the chronic GVHD.

Continue Reading

Load More
Back To Top