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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Linda Malkas: Henrietta Lacks Made My Work Possible

June 30, 2017 | Linda Malkas, Ph.D.

Henrietta Lacks certainly influenced my research, and continues to do so. Her impact is great here at City of Hope, as it is around the world. I’m just one scientist whose work has been made possible by Henrietta. There are many of us who owe her a profound debt of gratitude. Internationally, the number of people who have benefited from what she left behind is impossible to calculate.

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Molecular profiling unlocks tumor answers

October 27, 2016 | Sumanta K. Pal, M.D.

Molecular profiling, unlike any other type of controversial profiling in the news, is an extremely hot topic in cancer medicine today, and it’s going to have a huge impact on patients, physicians and payers.

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Treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients has improved, but challenges persist

September 14, 2016 | Leti Marquez

Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are going into remission at higher rates than ever before – thanks to better treatment that stems from leading-edge clinical trials – but adults with ALL still face significant hurdles in overcoming the disease.

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