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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Physician Spotlight: Jaspreet Parihar, M.D.

January 3, 2018 | Robert Young

Growing up in Pittsburgh, Jaspreet Parihar, M.D., developed a keen interest in human biology. His interest grew and blossomed into a lifelong passion, a mission of healing that eventually led him to City of Hope.

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‘We’re Like a Family’: Meet Platelet Donor Lorna Badame

December 20, 2017 | Maxine Nunes

Lorna Badame would probably be the last person to tell you she’s extraordinary, but what else would you call a woman who — over the last quarter of a century — has made more than 420 platelet donations to City of Hope.

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Dignity Matters: Meet Surgical Urologist Diana Londoño, M.D.

December 13, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Diana Londoño, M.D., one of City of Hope's newest surgical urologists, is a powerhouse — caring, intelligent and perceptive.

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Obesity & Cancer Risk: What’s the Connection?

December 5, 2017 | City of Hope

Some risk factors for cancer are out of your control. You can’t change your genetic history, for example. But many factors that increase the risk of developing cancer are within your control.

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Lung Cancer Survivor Story | City of Hope
Advanced Lung Cancer Patient: ‘I’m Not About to Go Quietly into the Night’

November 30, 2017 | Julia F.

Julie F., 59, of Wisconsin, survived advanced small cell lung cancer after 29 rounds of chemotherapy, five weeks of radiation and experimental immunotherapy. This is her story.

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‘If I Don’t Do It, Who Else Will?’: Meet Platelet Donor Wing Kau Fung

November 7, 2017 | Maxine Nunes

In 1995, Wing Kau Fung learned that the 9-year-old daughter of his colleague had been diagnosed with leukemia. He wanted to help.

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Arya Amini, M.D.: Fighting Cancer with Big Data and a Big Heart

November 6, 2017 | Maxine Nunes

When he was 10 years old, an age when most boys fantasize about being ball players or astronauts, Arya Amini, M.D., dreamed of becoming a doctor.

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Family in Need Given Vehicle to Make the 200-mile Trip to City of Hope

September 20, 2017 | Michael Easterling

Thanks to a resourceful social worker, a determined physician and a compassionate community, the Jiminez family recently was gifted a new car with which to make the 200-mile trip to City of Hope for treatment.

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Community Science Festival lets kids be scientists for a day

September 14, 2017 | Denise Heady

Sometimes it takes a real-life scientist to show kids that science can actually be fun. And on Saturday, September 16, 2017, City of Hope researchers will do just that at the third Community Science Festival.

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#TeamKrissy Raises Awareness of Need for Mixed-race Bone Marrow Donors

September 11, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

A mere 4 percent of those on the bone marrow transplant registry are of mixed-race background, making it very difficult for those in this population to find a donor.

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