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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‘I Thought I Had This Thing Beat’: A Story of Relapse and Recovery

January 17, 2018 | Jennifer Mattson

In the summer of 2015, Mollie Warner was living a happy, active life in Rancho Cucamonga, California, with her husband. She worked out regularly at the gym, lifted weights and was even taking a kickboxing class when she started feeling fatigued.

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‘Such a Warm Feeling’: Meet Platelet Donor Corinne Diaz

January 17, 2018 | Maxine Nunes

Corinne Diaz has taken on more than her share of hard work and tough challenges. Hers is the voice you might hear when you call the Department of Surgery at City of Hope, where she’s worked for 13 years and where she’s donated blood or platelets for most of her adult life.

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Meet Our Doctors: Farah Abdulla, M.D.

January 12, 2018 | Josh Jenisch

Dermatologist and dermatopathologist Farah Abdulla, M.D., said that one reason she was so excited to accept a position at City of Hope is the level of resources available to patients, even those who lack access to care.

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George Winston, Celebrated Composer, Writes Latest Album while Recuperating at City of Hope

January 11, 2018 | Michael Easterling

Celebrated acoustic solo pianist George Winston spent most of the first quarter of 2013 at City of Hope, recuperating after receiving a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. There, he wrote his latest album, "Spring Carousel."

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Stem cell transplants found to improve survival, quality of life for severe cases of scleroderma

January 8, 2018 | Denise Heady

Many people are familiar with stem cell transplants as lifesaving procedures that are often used for people diagnosed with a blood cancer or blood disorder. But now, a new study has found that stem cell transplants are a safe and effective curative treatment option for patients with scleroderma, an serious autoimmune disorder that causes hardening of the skin and problems with internal organs like the lungs, heart and gastrointestinal system.

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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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Physician Spotlight: Jaspreet Parihar, M.D.

January 3, 2018 | Robert Young

Growing up in Pittsburgh, Jaspreet Parihar, M.D., developed a keen interest in human biology. His interest grew and blossomed into a lifelong passion, a mission of healing that eventually led him to City of Hope.

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Life After Breast Cancer

January 1, 2018 | Robert Young

For breast cancer patients, the goal of returning to “normal life” can be a powerful motivating force. But getting back to a regular routine can pose challenges that many women don’t anticipate.

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Pioneering Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplants

December 29, 2017 | Travis Marshall

When pediatric patients are referred to City of Hope for bone marrow transplants, it’s often because they present with a case that other facilities would not treat.

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Young Adults and Cancer: The Psychological Impact

December 28, 2017 | Jay A. Fernandez

For young adult survivors of pediatric cancer, the aftermath can require a new approach to school and learning, family and social relationships, and the contours of independence.

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