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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Breast Cancer Studies Garner $500,000 in Research Grants

September 19, 2017 | Katie Neith

Two City of Hope physicians have received yearlong grants from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an organization that works to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research.

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Breast Cancer Is No Match for This Marathon Runner

September 18, 2017 | Dory Benford

When Jackie Solano was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, she didn't let that stop her from running the Star Wars Half Marathon with her sister Karla at Disneyland, even though she was in the middle of chemotherapy.

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Leo Wang awarded grant to help support CAR-T cell therapy research for pediatric brain tumors

September 15, 2017 | Denise Heady

To help further City of Hope’s research in CAR-T therapy, Leo Wang, M.D., Ph.D., a dual-trained pediatric oncologist and scientist, was awarded with a $150,000 Hyundai Young Investigator Grant funded by the Hyundai Hope On Wheels program.

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Community Science Festival lets kids be scientists for a day

September 14, 2017 | Denise Heady

Sometimes it takes a real-life scientist to show kids that science can actually be fun. And on Saturday, September 16, 2017, City of Hope researchers will do just that at the third Community Science Festival.

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5 tips for battling cancer-related fatigue

September 12, 2017 | City of Hope

Fatigue is not inevitable. If you’re feeling weary, speak up – and then try these 5 strategies to regain your energy.

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#TeamKrissy Raises Awareness of Need for Mixed-race Bone Marrow Donors

September 11, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

A mere 4 percent of those on the bone marrow transplant registry are of mixed-race background, making it very difficult for those in this population to find a donor.

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Life After Breast Cancer

September 8, 2017 | Robert Young

For breast cancer patients, the goal of returning to “normal life” can be a powerful motivating force. But getting back to a regular routine can pose challenges that many women don’t anticipate.

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Students Today, Scientists Tomorrow: Interns Shine in the City of Hope Spotlight

September 6, 2017 | Michael Easterling

Students spent 10 weeks this summer at the Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy, designed to give hardworking students the opportunity to learn about science by working in a laboratory setting.

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From Beijing, with Love: Heartfelt Thanks from an International Patient

September 5, 2017 | Michael Easterling

A patient who came to City of Hope from his native Beijing, China, through the Center for International Medicine was recently successfully treated. Here is the letter shared by the patient.

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ThinkCure! Weekend: First pitch symbolizes new beginning for college baseball player

September 4, 2017 | Denise Heady

To help kick off Hodgkin lymphoma patient Chad Bible's journey back to Division 1 level play, Bible threw the ceremonial first pitch with his physician Stephen J. Forman at Dodger Stadium during City of Hope’s annual ThinkCure! Weekend.

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