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.

Behnam Badie
Brain tumors: One surgeon's quest to transform the future (w/VIDEO)

July 3, 2017 | Denise Heady

Brain surgery is not for the faint of heart. It takes courage, as well as curiosity and compassion. The truly great surgeons also have a desire to find new, and better ways, of healing the brain. Enter  Behnam   Badie , M.

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Check Yourself: A Visual Guide to Skin Cancer Self-exams (Infographic)

May 23, 2017 | City of Hope

To detect melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, at its earliest, most treatable stage, conduct a head-to-toe skin self-examination once a month to check for suspicious moles. Unusual, or atypical, moles can ultimately develop into skin cancer.

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Immunotherapy 101 with scientist Steve Spangler (w/video)

October 18, 2016 | City of Hope

We worked with Steve Spangler of Sick! Science to visualize and better understand the science of immunotherapy being done at City of Hope. Learn how to use slime to represent the body’s immune system and a magnet to represent cancer.

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Kidney cancer patient to fellow patients: keep fighting

September 29, 2015 | Denise Heady

When Cindy Pasternak learned of her husband's cancer diagnosis on April 1, 2014, she hoped it was an April Fool's joke. But medical tests had revealed that what David Pasternak, then 63, a successful Los Angeles attorney, had dismissed as a persistent case of bronchitis was, in fact, something far more grave.

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Awasthi-Sanjay
Metabolic disease: Who's at risk? What can be done? (w/PODCAST)

September 28, 2015 | City of Hope

Metabolism is the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life. But what causes disorders of the metabolism, including diabetes?

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Cary Presant
The importance of cancer screening (w/PODCAST)

September 20, 2015 | City of Hope

City of Hope's Cary Presant discusses ways to prevent cancer via cancer screening. Cancer risk varies by person, with hereditary or genetic factors increasing some people's risk of certain types of cancers.

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Colon cancer: What you need to know (w/ INFOGRAPHIC)

September 10, 2015 | City of Hope

  Colon cancer facts: Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most-common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S. About 93,090 patients will be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2015.

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Clarke Anderson
Childhood cancer: What families need to know (w/PODCAST)

September 6, 2015 | City of Hope

City of Hope's Clarke Anderson discusses childhood cancer and what parents need to know. Childhood cancer survival rates have increased dramatically over the past 40 years. Despite the survival rate increase, however, cancer continues to be the No.

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Laleh Melstrom
Pancreatic cancer: Diagnosis, treatments and new research (w/PODCAST)

August 30, 2015 | City of Hope

Laleh Melstrom discusses pancreatic cancer, it's diagnoses, treatments and the latest research developments. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most challenging cancers to treat because it rarely shows symptoms in its early stages.

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Where Carly Rae Jepson's "I Really Like You" meets science (w/VIDEO)

August 17, 2015 | Denise Heady

Many teenagers take a break from academics during the summer, but not the eight high school students enrolled in the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine  (CIRM) Creativity Awards program at City of Hope.

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