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.
March 22, 2017 | Travis Marshall
CAR-T cell therapy research at City of Hope is an innovative and promising approach that recruits the body’s own immune system in the fight against some of the hardest-to-treat cancers, including multiple myeloma.
March 21, 2017 | Stephanie Smith
Hypercalcemia (high blood calcium), renal problems, anemia and bone problems, also known by the acronym, C.R.A.B. — reflects the typical symptoms of multiple myeloma. City of Hope follows a multiple myeloma patient, Donna McNutt, who finds ways to cope with her diagnosis.
March 20, 2017 | Stephanie Smith
Relapse is one of the most common fears among cancer patients. Nearly 60 percent of cancer survivors are moderately-to-severely concerned about recurrence one year after remission, according to data from the American Cancer Society. City of Hope follows a multiple myeloma patient, Donna McNutt, who finds ways to cope with her fear and anxiety.
March 17, 2017 | Michael Easterling
Four City of Hope doctors have been named fellows by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), an honor bestowed on fewer than 200 of the organization’s more than 40,000 members.
March 17, 2017 | Denise Heady
Dual-trained pediatric oncologist and scientist Leo Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is working in the lab to understand how blood cells develop and grow, and plans to use that information to help patients with cancer live longer and experience fewer side effects of treatment.
March 15, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
With a focus on healing the whole person, City of Hope takes supportive care for cancer patients just as seriously as their medical treatment.
March 14, 2017 | Denise Heady
More women than ever are surviving breast cancer only to die of secondary brain tumors years after they’ve been declared cancer-free. This is particularly true for patients with the breast cancer subtype HER2-positive. Now City of Hope researchers have discovered how this happens.
March 10, 2017 | Dory Benford
It’s vital to undergo certain exams that can detect cancer early and improve your chance of cure even when you feel perfectly fine. We spoke to Cary Presant, M.D., about the five tests every man aged 55 and under needs to take, whether you’re experiencing specific symptoms or not.
March 9, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Prostate cancer doesn’t just affect men physically. Men diagnosed with prostate cancer face a unique set of emotional issues. The diagnosis of cancer in itself can be overwhelming enough, but the stigma associated with prostate cancer often prevents them from seeking emotional help, according to experts at City of Hope.
March 8, 2017 | Stephanie Smith
The California Teachers Study, a more than two-decade long study of more than 133,000 teachers, started in 1994. James Lacey, Ph.D., who now runs the study, wants to pool data from this and other studies to create a personalized prevention tool.