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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Meet Our Doctors: Veronica Jones Is Pushing the Limits of Breast Cancer Treatment

May 4, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Veronica Jones, M.D., decided to become a breast cancer surgeon in order to impact women’s health and help those women at an extremely vulnerable time.

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Aspirin found to lower risk of breast cancer, City of Hope study suggests

May 1, 2017 | Denise Heady

A daily dose of aspirin can do more than just help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Turns out, the benefits of aspirin can also include cancer prevention.

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Scripps, City of Hope Team Up to Find New Treatment for HIV

April 25, 2017 | Michael Easterling

A team from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, California, is working with City of Hope’s Center for Gene Therapy to test a cell culture resistant to the HIV virus for efficacy and safety. If testing goes as planned, TSRI and City of Hope investigators may have identified a new treatment for HIV.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Song

April 24, 2017 | Michael Easterling

At City of Hope, Ella Fitzgerald's legacy lives on with areas on campus honoring her and diabetes research in her name supported by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.

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Behnam Badie awarded $2.1 million R01 grant to help patients with aggressive brain tumors

April 24, 2017 | Denise Heady

What started as an unplanned lunch date has turned into a potential breakthrough in the treatment of gliomas – a fast-growing, and often deadly type of brain tumor.

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Displaying Lab Test Costs in Electronic Health Records Doesn’t Change Physician Behavior

April 21, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

A study aimed at determining whether hospitals could reduce ordering of unnecessary lab tests by displaying Medicare fees determined that price transparency does not appear to impact test orders. City of Hope’s Mina Sedrak led the study.

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New Study Aims to Improve Quality of Life for Ostomy Patients

April 20, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

A new study is aimed at helping recent cancer survivors who have ostomies. The three-year randomized controlled trial is an ostomy self-management training program that hopes to coach cancer survivors to care for their ostomies via teleconferencing.

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Novel Treatment May Stop Graft-Versus-Host Disease

April 18, 2017 | Katie Neith

An international team of researchers led by City of Hope’s Defu Zeng believe they may have found a way to prevent graft-versus host disease following stem cell transplants without sacrificing the transplants’ ability to fight leukemia and lymphoma.

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New Target for Prostate Cancer Treatment and Prevention Identified

March 29, 2017 | Katie Neith

While prostate cancer is often treated successfully, it is still the third leading cancer killer among men and represents a huge health and economic burden. Now, a team from City of Hope believes they have found a key mechanism for potentially keeping the disease at bay, both before and after diagnosis.

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CAR-T Cell Trial for Multiple Myeloma to Launch in 2017

March 22, 2017 | Travis Marshall

CAR-T cell therapy research at City of Hope is an innovative and promising approach that recruits the body’s own immune system in the fight against some of the hardest-to-treat cancers, including multiple myeloma.

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