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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The Promise of Digital Technology: Cancer Care in the 21st Century

July 26, 2017 | City of Hope

Smartphones and digital technology have become essential tools in our personal and professional lives. So it’s a natural next step that these technologies are being used to improve healthcare, too.

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Men and Breast Cancer: Should You Be Tested?

July 25, 2017 | City of Hope

What many people don’t realize is that men, too, can experience breast cancer. Though much rarer in men than in women, about 2,470 new cases of male breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society.

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Inside the Lab: Preventing breast cancer from invading the brain

July 24, 2017 | Denise Heady

A study led by City of Hope neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., offers novel insights on how cancer cells in HER2-positive breast cancer develop the ability to break through the blood-brain barrier and, ultimately, how they can be stopped.

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Custom Care: Personalized Treatment for Breast Cancer

July 21, 2017 | City of Hope

The term “personalized” gets used a lot in medicine these days. If you’ve received a breast cancer diagnosis, you’re probably wondering what personalized breast cancer care really means.

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New Treatment Options for Sarcoma

July 20, 2017 | City of Hope

Sarcomas are relatively uncommon cancers, and most people don’t know much about them. Now, during Sarcoma Awareness Month, Brooke Crawford, M.D., an assistant clinical professor specializing in orthopedic surgery in the Department of Surgery offers some answers.

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

July 17, 2017 | 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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