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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5 Things You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer

January 3, 2018 | Dory Benford

In the case of cervical cancer, there is good news. Over the past 40 years, the mortality rate for cervical cancer patients has decreased by over 50 percent, thanks to the increased prevalence of the Pap test. The even better news is that in many cases, cervical cancer can be avoided altogether.

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Meet Our Doctors: Christina Yeon, M.D.

December 18, 2017 | Travis Marshall

Christina Yeon, M.D., was just a child when she came to U.S. from Seoul, South Korea. She works as a medical oncologist/hematologist and assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope’s 25,000 square-foot South Pasadena facility, which is home to a team of medical oncologists/hematologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and endocrinologists.

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The Indomitable Miss Lyn: Breast Cancer Survivor

December 8, 2017 | Alison Shore

Tania Lewis had one question for City of Hope breast cancer surgeon Lesley Taylor, M.D., after her mother Lynzine LaGrone’s lumpectomy. Well, maybe it was a second question, after confirming all had gone well.

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Renowned Cancer Researcher Named Physician-in-Chief of City of Hope and President of City of Hope National Medical Center

November 28, 2017 | City of Hope

Michael A. Caligiuri, M.D., a world-renowned cancer researcher, has been named president of City of Hope National Medical Center and physician-in-chief of City of Hope.

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2018 Rose Parade: First pitch symbolizes new beginning for Division 1 baseball player

November 28, 2017 | Denise Heady

For the 46th year in a row, City of Hope will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year, 10 patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Here, we meet float rider Chad Bible, a 21-year-old college student and Division 1 baseball player at San Diego State University.

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2018 Rose Parade: Colon, thyroid cancer survivor: Embracing the ‘new me’

November 28, 2017 | Denise Heady

Ten patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. The float, themed "Transforming Lives with Hope," adds a deeper dimension to the parade’s theme of “Making a Difference.” Here, we meet float rider Rosemary Estrada, a mother of a teenage daughter and colon and thyroid cancer survivor.

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2018 Rose Parade: Breast Cancer Is No Match for This Marathon Runner

November 27, 2017 | Dory Benford

Ten patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Here, we meet float rider Jackie Solano, a daughter, sister and marathon runner.

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Rose Parade 2018: Breast Cancer Patient Takes Charge of Her Health by Referring Herself to City of Hope

November 27, 2017 | City of Hope

For the 46th year in a row, City of Hope will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year, 10 patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Meet float rider Nicole Allen.

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Rose Parade 2018: Real Estate Agent Is Seven Years Cancer-free and Counting

November 24, 2017 | City of Hope

Gary Lorenzini calls being selected to ride on the City of Hope Rose Parade float “an unbelievable honor. Knowing that I was asked to be a part of such a prestigious event representing the finest health care facility in the world has been beyond belief for me!”

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Rose Parade 2018: Ovarian Cancer Survivor Donates 9 ‘Survival Bells’ to City of Hope

November 22, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

City of Hope will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year, 10 patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Meet float rider Maria “Becky” Velazquez-McIntyre, a former patient with a remarkable story.

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