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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Dignity Matters: Meet Surgical Urologist Diana Londoño, M.D.

December 13, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Diana Londoño, M.D., one of City of Hope's newest surgical urologists, is a powerhouse — caring, intelligent and perceptive.

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City of Hope Physicians Announce New CAR-T Breakthroughs at Annual ASH Meeting

December 13, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

New blood cancer breakthroughs – including several involving CAR-T cell therapy – were announced by City of Hope physicians at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting in Atlanta.

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Combination Immunotherapy Shown to Be Effective Initial Treatment for Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

December 11, 2017 | Katie Neith

Researchers led by Alex Herrera, M.D. have found that a combination of two immunotherapy drugs may be a more tolerable way for patients to fight the disease before a transplant.

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Losing Weight May Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

December 8, 2017 | City of Hope

Postmenopausal women who lose weight may have a significantly reduced chance of developing breast cancer, according to data presented by City of Hope’s Rowan Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D., at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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The Indomitable Miss Lyn: Breast Cancer Survivor

December 8, 2017 | Alison Shore

Tania Lewis had one question for City of Hope breast cancer surgeon Lesley Taylor, M.D., after her mother Lynzine LaGrone’s lumpectomy. Well, maybe it was a second question, after confirming all had gone well.

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City of Hope's Ravi Salgia Discovers New Biomarker Link in Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer

December 7, 2017 | Elise Lamar

Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D., recently published in Scientific Reports about a novel and promising link between two NSCLC biomarkers. The study might help oncologists match patients with effective drug interventions against specific forms of NSCLC.

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Nathan Mermilliod: Living with Hemophilia

December 4, 2017 | Deborah Stambler

Fourteen-year-old Nathan Mermilliod looks like a typical high school sophomore. It's hard to tell he was born with hemophilia B, an extremely rare form of the disease.

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Two City of Hope Researchers Honored by American Cancer Society

December 4, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

City of Hope’s Sunita Patel, Ph.D., and Mei Kong, Ph.D., were recently honored by the American Cancer Society with their Giants of Science Hope award at the Society’s annual gala in October.

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World AIDS Day: A Functional Cure Is in Sight

December 1, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

There has been great progress made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and continued efforts to end this global epidemic. Advances, such as anti-retroviral therapy, have revolutionized HIV treatment. Now, researchers are edging closer to the ultimate goal: a cure.

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City of Hope Diversity Group Marches in Palm Springs Pride Parade

November 30, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

Approximately 30 members and supporters of City of Hope’s Pride in the City diversity group, as well as employees and family members, proudly marched in the Greater Palm Springs Pride Parade.

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