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.

Life After Breast Cancer | City of Hope
Life After Breast Cancer

October 19, 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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City of Hope Will Offer First FDA-approved CAR-T Cell Therapy for Patients with Some Types of Lymphoma

October 18, 2017 | City of Hope

City of Hope will be the one of the first authorized centers in the nation to provide axicabtagene ciloleucel, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today is the first approved CAR-T therapy for adult patients who have not responded to or who have relapsed after at least two other kinds of treatment.

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City of Hope Researcher Pens Practical Guide to Dealing with Breast Cancer

October 18, 2017 | Saundra Young

A new book, “Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies,” from City of Hope researcher Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D., offers women sound advice on managing breast cancer.

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$12.8 Million CIRM Grant Awarded to City of Hope for CAR-T Cell Brain Cancer Research

October 16, 2017 | Michael Easterling

Christine Brown, Ph.D., and Behnam Badie, M.D., have received a $12.8 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to fund their work using CAR-T cells to combat brain cancer.

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Breast Cancer Hits Home for Police Officer

October 12, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Police officer Chris Hughes was administrator for his department's Pink Patch Project. Then his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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It Began in a Barber Shop: The Remarkable Career of Arti Hurria, M.D.

October 10, 2017 | Michael Easterling

Arti Hurria, M.D., was recently named The George Tsai Family Chair in Geriatric Oncology. The occasion was Hurria’s chance to tell her personal story and to share her vision for the future of geriatric oncology.

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Molecularly Intertwined: City of Hope and Caltech Collaborate to Fight Leukemia and Autoimmune Disease

October 10, 2017 | Wayne Lewis

The Caltech-City of Hope Biomedical Research Initiative combines the strengths of these top Southern California research institutions to accelerate scientific investigations and fight disease.

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Jim Alder Bone Marrow Recipient | City of Hope
When a Sister Becomes a Lifesaver

October 9, 2017 | Deborah Stambler

For all the things AML took away, it also gave Jim Alder a voice. His job now, he says, is to educate others on how easy it is to become a donor.

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So, You Had a Suspicious Mammogram. What’s Next?

October 4, 2017 | Robert Young

A diagnostic mammogram can be quite stressful, but knowing what to expect - and taking the right steps to prepare - can help expedite the process and provide some peace of mind. Learn more from Veronica Jones, M.D., breast cancer surgeon.

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Public Safety Officers Sport Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 4, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Michele Dahlstein, 53, a kindergarten teacher from Upland, California, was treated for breast cancer at City of Hope in 2014 and now is involved with the Pink Patch Project as a speaker.

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