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.

CAR-T Cell Trial for Multiple Myeloma to Launch in 2017

March 22, 2017 | Travis Marshall

CAR-T cell therapy research at City of Hope is an innovative and promising approach that recruits the body’s own immune system in the fight against some of the hardest-to-treat cancers, including multiple myeloma.

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‘Dwindling’ ribs, failing kidneys: How one woman climbed back from myeloma

March 21, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

Hypercalcemia (high blood calcium), renal problems, anemia and bone problems, also known by the acronym, C.R.A.B. — reflects the typical symptoms of multiple myeloma. City of Hope follows a multiple myeloma patient, Donna McNutt, who finds ways to cope with her diagnosis.

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'I had this monster that was in me': Coping with fear of relapse

March 20, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

Relapse is one of the most common fears among cancer patients. Nearly 60 percent of cancer survivors are moderately-to-severely concerned about recurrence one year after remission, according to data from the American Cancer Society. City of Hope follows a multiple myeloma patient, Donna McNutt, who finds ways to cope with her fear and anxiety.

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Four City of Hope Doctors Earn Coveted Distinction

March 17, 2017 | Michael Easterling

Four City of Hope doctors have been named fellows by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), an honor bestowed on fewer than 200 of the organization’s more than 40,000 members.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Future

March 8, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994. James Lacey, Ph.D., who now runs the study, wants to pool data from this and other studies to create a personalized prevention tool.

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As new City of Hope vice provost, Arti Hurria wants to give back

March 7, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

As new vice provost for clinical faculty for City of Hope, Arti Hurria, M.D., will have primary oversight of academic and faculty affairs for physician faculty in the clinical professor series. She supports City of Hope’s mission to increase the diversity of clinical faculty, and is responsible for designing, implementing and assessing various programs to address faculty diversity, recruitment, retention and advancement.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Disruptor

March 6, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994. James Lacey, Ph.D., who now runs the study, is taking on the role of disruptor, as he transforms how study data is collected and shared.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Teachers

March 4, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994. Bridget Marshall, a former patient and current employee at City of Hope, one of the centers out of which the study is run, also has been a participant in the California Teachers Study for more than two decades.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Finding

March 2, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994. Just before the study started, Leslie Bernstein, a researcher at City of Hope cancer center, was making a big splash in breast cancer research.

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Inside the California Teachers Study: The Statistician

March 1, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994, but its eventual principle investigator, Leslie Bernstein of City of Hope, was dreaming about making her mark -- and making a difference -- long before then.

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