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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City of Hope's Youngest Patients Enjoy Food and Fun at the Annual Pediatric Picnic

June 22, 2017 | Denise Heady

For one day in June every year, the pediatric team at City of Hope puts away their lab coats, scrubs and stethoscopes for a special celebration: the annual Pediatric Picnic.

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Wai-Yee Li, M.D., Ph.D.: Helping Patients ‘Pick up the Pieces’

June 22, 2017 | Travis Marshall

Wai-Yee Li, M.D., Ph.D., is a distinguished and award-winning plastic surgeon at City of Hope, an assistant professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery. But rather than Hollywood-style nips and tucks, Li specializes in postcancer reconstructive surgery.

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City of Hope Researcher Tracks Surgery Patients Via Fitbit in New Study

June 20, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Tracking patients using wireless wrist monitors like Fitbits is a good way to evaluate their recovery after major surgery, according to new research published in JAMA Surgery by City of Hope’s Virginia Sun, Ph.D., R.N., an assistant professor in the Division of Nursing Research and Education.

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7 Things You Need to Know About Men's Cancers (Infographic)

June 19, 2017 | City of Hope

About 40 percent of men will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives. That’s a sobering statistic, and one that we highlight every June during Men’s Health Month. With that in mind, here is our infographic with everything men need to know about cancer.

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John Garner and Vijay Trisal, M.D.
Survivor of Rare Skin Cancer Pens Three Books

June 16, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

A skin cancer survivor who was given a poor prognosis six years ago has not only astounded his doctors, he has written two books and is working on a third.

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Suzettes Story - The Journey Is Everything
Suzette's Story: The Journey Is Everything

June 14, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Suzette Hodnett is a Stage 4 cancer survivor who captivated every medical professional who operated on her, medicated her, irradiated her or rehabbed her. She is also the author of "The Journey is Everything: Saying Yes to Cancer."

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City of Hope Launches Multi-ethnic Ad Campaigns

June 14, 2017 | Josh Jenisch

For the first time, City of Hope is targeting the Korean community in Southern California, along with Spanish- and Chinese-speaking populations, in a marketing and outreach campaign.

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HIV Stem Cell Trial Patient Strives, Cycles for a Cure

June 13, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Dan Rojas, 31, who has been living with HIV since 2011, is one of a handful of brave patients participating in a groundbreaking study at City of Hope that seeks a cure for AIDS.

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Making headway in the treatment of gynecologic cancers

June 8, 2017 | Denise Heady

The evolution of cancer treatment continues to progress, particularly for gynecologic cancers. More women are becoming cancer survivors and physicians, surgeons and researchers now have a better understanding of genetic alteration in cancer development, carving the way for better and more individualized treatments.

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Cancer insights: Cancer patients are superhuman

June 5, 2017 | Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.

In the past seven years at City of Hope, I’ve had the privilege of providing care for many patients with cancer. Quite simply, they are the real superhumans. Please allow me to offer four examples for your consideration, from my personal insight.

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