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.
October 9, 2017 | Deborah Stambler
For all the things AML took away, it also gave Jim Alder a voice. His job now, he says, is to educate others on how easy it is to become a donor.
October 4, 2017 | Robert Young
A diagnostic mammogram can be quite stressful, but knowing what to expect - and taking the right steps to prepare - can help expedite the process and provide some peace of mind. Learn more from Veronica Jones, M.D., breast cancer surgeon.
October 4, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Michele Dahlstein, 53, a kindergarten teacher from Upland, California, was treated for breast cancer at City of Hope in 2014 and now is involved with the Pink Patch Project as a speaker.
October 3, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Cancers that affect or metastasize to the peritoneal cavity (the abdominal area that contains organs such as the stomach and liver) can be difficult to treat. Heated intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can help.
October 2, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg
Simon Bray had been ignoring a chronic backache for months until one day in the gym, he fractured a vertebra. Puzzled by the unusual workout injury, doctors ran a bunch of tests, which revealed multiple myeloma.
September 29, 2017 | 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.
September 28, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg
The exploding field of cancer genomics is enabling that kind of prediction for a growing number of inherited cancers, like identifying one of the many genes beyond BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations linked to breast cancer.
September 26, 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.
September 25, 2017 | City of Hope
City of Hope doctors and scientists have published a study in OncoImmunology about a triple-negative breast cancer patient whose disease regressed rapidly when she took part in an experimental treatment that combines a p53 cancer vaccine, which was developed at City of Hope, and a drug that blocks a specific cancer-aiding protein.
September 22, 2017 | Katie Neith
The Ivy Foundation aims to cure brain cancer by funding innovative research that will improve diagnostics and treatment options. It recently awarded sizable grants to City of Hope researchers.
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