Since its founding in 1913, City of Hope has achieved numerous scientific breakthroughs and pioneered many lifesaving procedures that have impacted treatment worldwide. Here are the latest facts about City of Hope:
City of Hope is one of only 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country – the highest designation bestowed by the National Cancer Institute – and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, which defines and sets standards for cancer care nationally. Last year, City of Hope conducted more than 300 studies enrolling more than 5,000 patients.
City of Hope’s research has led to breakthrough cancer drugs such as Herceptin, Rituxan, Avastin and Erbitux, as well as synthetic human insulin – all of which are saving millions of lives worldwide. A pioneer in bone marrow transplantation, City of Hope has performed more than 10,680 bone marrow and stem cell transplants, making it one of the largest, most successful programs of its kind in the world.
Every day, City of Hope Research pushes the edges of scientific knowledge. Currently, we are investigating how cancer stem cells are regulated at the molecular level in order to develop more targeted therapies. We are also working to isolate lung cancer markers, screen more young breast cancer patients for cancer genes, develop new tools for diagnosing prostate cancer and mobilize the immune system to fight brain cancer.
A new model for rapidly translating innovations from the research lab to the clinic, City of Hope’s Center for Biomedicine & Genetics is recognized as the nation’s premier academic biology research & biologic manufacturing facility. The Center for Biomedicine & Genetics provides researchers everywhere with a wide array of biologics manufacturing expertise.
From the Helford Clinical Research Hospital, one of the most advanced cancer hospitals in the nation, to the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology – housing a spectrum of medical research activities and the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences of City of Hope – to the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center, which integrates critical support services for patients and loved ones, City of Hope is expanding its infrastructure to enhance all aspects of research, treatment and education.
City of Hope is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S.News & World Report. Many of our physicians are featured in “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer,” a guide to the nation’s highest-regarded cancer specialists. We are fully accredited by The Joint Commission, which is the most widely recognized health care accrediting body in the United States. In addition, City of Hope is listed among the top charitable organizations in the nation by Charity Navigator, Forbes and other nationally recognized publications.
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