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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The Legacy of City of Hope’s Japanese-American scientists

June 6, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope’s rich history is filled with stories of celebrated researchers who helped shape the course of modern medicine. Yoko Fujita-Yamaguchi, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope, has written a book in Japanese that delves into the contributions of Japanese-American scientists at City of Hope.

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IACA Honors Ravi Salgia at ASCO 2017

June 2, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope’s Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D., whose accomplishments as a medical oncologist and researcher have helped shape modern cancer medicine, was celebrated at ASCO by the Indo-American Cancer Association (IACA) for his contributions to the field.

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City of Hope at ASCO 2017

June 2, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope physicians and researchers are headed to Chicago to present groundbreaking research on blood stem cell transplants for HIV patients, immunotherapies, unique treatment options for older adults battling breast cancer and other topics during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) 2017 Annual Meeting June 2 to 6.

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Behnam Badie: Being a Neurosurgeon Is not Enough

May 29, 2017 | Denise Heady

Driven in part by the plight of his patients and his father, chief of neurosurgery Behnam Badie, M.D., spends nearly as much time in the laboratory as he does in the operating room. He wants to help not just today's patients, but tomorrow's. 

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Linda Malkas: Henrietta Lacks Made My Work Possible

May 19, 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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A Culture of Innovation: Breakthroughs in Bladder Cancer

May 16, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Bladder cancer is a stubborn disease. But the City of Hope surgeons and scientists working to eradicate bladder cancer are equally stubborn.

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Research Grant Roundup

April 5, 2017 | City of Hope

Review the latest City of Hope grant awardees.

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Meet the Newest City of Hope Researchers

April 5, 2017 | City of Hope

Introducing the newest members of the City of Hope research community.

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Kortylewski Leads Impressive Slate of Grant Awardees

April 2, 2017 | Robin Heffler

Marcin Kortylewski has been conducting investigations at City of Hope since 2005. He seeks to fight cancer by finding ways to enable the immune system to search out and destroy tumor cells.

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Anne Reb, Ph.D., assistant professor, Nursing Research and Education
New Hire: Anne Reb, Ph.D.

March 25, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Anne Reb, Ph.D., a specialist in symptom management and cancer survivorship, has recently joined Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

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