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.

City of Hope Neurosurgeon, Behnam Badie, M.D.
Patient and Pioneer Richard Grady: His Contributions to Advance Our Research in Treating Brain Tumors Is His Lasting Legacy

August 2, 2017 | Behnam Badie, M.D., F.A.C.S.

My life is devoted to finding a cure for brain cancer. Patients come to us seeking miracles, but often what they give us back is invaluable knowledge. Throughout history, patients have helped revolutionize science and medicine. Many patients, like my dad, do not survive. But they leave behind a legacy of knowledge and hope for other patients today, and for future generations. Richard Grady was that kind of patient.

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Behnam Badie in Surgery
MEET OUR DOCTORS: Behnam Badie on why ‘being a neurosurgeon is not enough’

July 17, 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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Joe Gold, Manufacturing Director, Center for Biomedicine and Genetics, City of Hope
Joe Gold: Stem Cell Champion

July 13, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Joseph Gold, Ph.D., is chief overseer of a sprawling, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility cranking out mass quantities of carefully engineered stem cells aimed at curing the most dangerous and debilitating diseases of our time.

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How Henrietta Lacks Helped Make Me the Scientist I Am Today

July 11, 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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City of Hope Aims to Cure Type 1 Diabetes in Six Years

July 11, 2017 | City of Hope

City of Hope’s Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute is committed to developing a cure for type 1 diabetes within six years, fueled by a $50 million funding program led by the Wanek family.

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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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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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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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