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.

Dr. Yamaguchi
The enduring 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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Christine Magnus Moore
Caregiver, Cancer Survivor and Author: City of Hope Nurse Christine Magnus Moore

June 5, 2017 | Michael Easterling

As an oncology nurse, Christine Magnus Moore, R.N., B.S.N., has cared for patients going through the most challenging circumstances one can imagine. But she didn’t fully comprehend the courage of these cancer patients until she became one herself.

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Breakthroughs - ASCO
City of Hope Physicians and Scientists Present Trailblazing Research at Annual ASCO Meeting

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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Surgeons without masks
City of Hope Female Surgeons Unite Around #ILookLikeASurgeon Campaign

May 31, 2017 | City of Hope

The New Yorker’s recent Health, Medicine & the Body issue featured an iconic cover by French artist Malika Favre. That cover has taken on a life of its own, replicated by hundreds of surgeons all over the world. Here's City of Hope's take.

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Behnam Badie in Surgery
MEET OUR DOCTORS: Behnam Badie on why ‘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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Mark Paolera
Immunotherapy Gives Hodgkin Lymphoma Patient a Second Chance

May 26, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Four years ago, Mark Paolera, now 39, was busy enjoying the typical active California lifestyle, including mountain biking, hiking and deep-sea fishing. After a battery of tests, Paolera was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma in May of 2014.

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jesse jame decker
Country Music Stars Align for City of Hope Softball Fundraiser

May 26, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

For the 27th year, City of Hope will be holding its annual Celebrity Softball Game on Saturday, June 10 at First Tennessee Park in Nashville. Country music’s biggest stars take part in this (mostly) friendly competition to support City of Hope’s mission — finding new cures and therapies for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

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Cohen-Seth
Meet Our Doctors: Pelvic Floor Issues Specialist Seth Cohen, M.D.

May 19, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Urologist Seth A. Cohen, M.D., joined City of Hope last year. A surgeon and assistant clinical professor in the Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Cohen specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

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bladder cancer
A ‘Multifront’ Approach: Breakthroughs in Bladder Cancer

May 16, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Bladder cancer is a stubborn disease. Malignant cells in the bladder frequently grow back or pop up elsewhere, even if they're removed in their earliest stages. But the City of Hope surgeons and scientists working to eradicate bladder cancer are equally stubborn.

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Tips on returning to wellness - good foods
10 Nutrition Tips for Life After Cancer

May 13, 2017 | Dory Benford

Patients undergoing cancer treatment are encouraged to eat enough food to maintain their weight — even if they’re overweight. But once treatment ends, the goal becomes getting as lean as possible without being underweight. We spoke to City of Hope dietitian Elaine Siu, who gave us her top 10 recommendations for leading a healthier lifestyle after cancer treatment.

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