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.
January 23, 2018 | Denise Heady
Neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial says some symptoms should never be ignored by former cancer patients. More and more people are surviving cancer, thanks to advanced cancer treatments and screening tools.
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.
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.
January 12, 2018 | Letisia Marquez
Larry Kwak, M.D., Ph.D., received a grant to support his work with mantle cell lymphoma from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancer.
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.
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."
January 9, 2018 | Stephanie Smith
A multi-institutional partnership, funded in part by a multimillion-dollar grant from the Kemper and Ethyl Marley Foundation, is designed to develop a “mammogram” for pancreatic cancer.
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.
January 4, 2018 | Maxine Nunes
Xiuli Wang, Ph.D., is at the forefront of one of the most exciting breakthroughs in cancer treatment, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy.
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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