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 researchers find CAR-T cell therapy effective in treatment of glioblastoma

July 17, 2018 | Denise Heady

City of Hope researchers have found that using CAR-T therapy, a type of immunotherapy, can be effective in the treatment of glioblastoma — one of the most aggressive brain tumors known to medicine.

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Action Plan: Exercise Helps People with Cancer Thrive

July 18, 2017 | City of Hope

Regular physical activity has been shown to boost the odds of survival for people with some types of cancer, said Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., a professor in City of Hope’s Department of Population Sciences.

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Brain tumors and cancer: what you need to know

July 18, 2017 | Denise Heady

Say the words “brain tumor” and most people will likely think of cancer. But the truth is, having a brain tumor doesn’t always lead to a cancer diagnosis.

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MEET OUR DOCTORS: Behnam Badie on why ‘being a neurosurgeon is not enough’

July 17, 2017 | Denise Heady

Driven in part by the plight of his patients and his father, chief of neurosurgery Behnam Badie, M.D., spends nearly as much time in the laboratory as he does in the operating room. He wants to help not just today's patients, but tomorrow's. 

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Targeted Therapy 101: A Primer

July 17, 2017 | City of Hope

Cancer care has come a long way. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation have traditionally been the three pillars of cancer care, and they are still important treatments. But in recent years, newer “targeted therapies” have come on the scene.

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Joe Gold: Stem Cell Champion

July 13, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Joseph Gold, Ph.D., is chief overseer of a sprawling, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility cranking out mass quantities of carefully engineered stem cells aimed at curing the most dangerous and debilitating diseases of our time.

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Monica Curiel, City of Hope patient, author
Young Lymphoma Survivor Pens Children’s Book

July 12, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Monica Curiel was 19 years old, a freshman in college, when diagnosed. Now a survivor, her book, Stella's Picture Day, for pediatric cancer patients, was published in May 2016.

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City of Hope collaborates with The Jackson Laboratory to help speed research discoveries into cures

July 11, 2017 | Denise Heady

A collaboration with The Jackson Laboratory expands access to leading-edge research capabilities to find new treatments for life-threatening diseases.

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How Henrietta Lacks Helped Make Me the Scientist I Am Today

July 11, 2017 | Linda Malkas, Ph.D.

Henrietta Lacks certainly influenced my research, and continues to do so. Her impact is great here at City of Hope, as it is around the world. I’m just one scientist whose work has been made possible by Henrietta. There are many of us who owe her a profound debt of gratitude. Internationally, the number of people who have benefited from what she left behind is impossible to calculate.

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City of Hope Aims to Cure Type 1 Diabetes in Six Years

July 11, 2017 | City of Hope

City of Hope’s Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute is committed to developing a cure for type 1 diabetes within six years, fueled by a $50 million funding program led by the Wanek family.

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