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City of Hope has a long track record of research breakthroughs. Our findings have helped people all over the world. Carrying on that legacy of scientific excellence is what makes our jobs so challenging as well as rewarding.

Cutaneous T cell lymphoma Q&A: Treatment, misdiagnosis, and advances in research

May 23, 2016 | Valerie Howard

Jasmine M. Zain, M.D., director of the T cell Lymphoma Program, discusses various Cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) treatment options, the challenges facing minorities and promising research on the horizon.

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Carrie Clark, R.N.: Giving patient care full rein

May 13, 2016 | City of Hope

In honor of national nurses week, the Carrie Clark story is the first in a series that will run throughout the month, featuring a few of the many talented and dedicated nurses who continue to provide excellent patient care at City of Hope. As an oncology/bone marrow transplant-certified nurse who is also certified in advanced cardiac life support, Carrie provides in-depth care for patients who are hospitalized after a stem cell transplantation.

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Mother honors son with comedy fundraiser for brain cancer research

May 12, 2016 | Denise Heady

Diane Peacock uses May, Brain Tumor Awareness Month, as a time to recognize, remember and spread awareness about brain cancer - the deadly disease that took her son’s life when he was just four days shy of his 19th birthday.

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An emotional reunion between bone marrow donor, recipient

May 11, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

The BMT reunion event, attended yearly by thousands of other donors and recipients is not just a celebration, but a day that marks the way lives become inextricably linked by bone marrow donation. Watch Dominick Folbrecht, a 15-year-old bone marrow transplant recipient, meet the donor who saved his life for the first time.

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Targeting a cancer cell’s “master switch”

May 9, 2016 | City of Hope

According to a new study published in the prestigious scientific journal, Immunity, scientists at City of Hope have unlocked a key component of STAT3 activation, a gene that has long been associated with tumor cell growth and antitumor immune suppression. By exploring how STAT3 is activated in B cells, a major type of immune cell, our researchers have identified a novel target for cancer therapy.

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A bone marrow transplant can be life-changing for the donor, too

May 6, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

Today, Vanessa finally met Dominick, the 15-year-old patient who had a relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and whose life she helped save, at City of Hope’s 40th Annual Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion. She has given him something he could only dream of when he was sick and in the hospital – another chance at life.

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Easier than you think: 9 facts about making a stem cell or bone marrow donation

May 6, 2016 | City of Hope

This year, 70 percent of the estimated 20,000 patients fighting blood cancers and other hematologic malignancies who need a bone marrow or stem cell transplant will not find a match within their family. This means that their best chance of survival will depend on finding a match with an unrelated donor. Learn more about how you can donate stem cell and bone marrow.

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Answering the call to save a life: One stem cell donor’s story

May 6, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

Jon will meet the patient whose life he helped saved during City of Hope’s 40th Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion. Acclaimed television producer Steven Bochco, who created such hits as “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law,” “NYPD Blue,” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.”, is the grateful recipient of Jon’s stem cells.

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Boosting bone marrow registrations by walking across “Amarrowca”

May 5, 2016 | City of Hope

At the 2014 BMT reunion, Jared Reichbaum registered to donate bone marrow or stem cells, a decision that changed his life. He attended to support his friend, City of Hope patient Joselyn Miller, who received a bone marrow transplant in 2012. Jared decided then and there he would walk across America – or “A-marrow-ca,” as he came to call it – to register potential donors.

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Leukemia patient Dominick, 15, will get rare chance to thank his BMT donor

May 4, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

On May 6, Dominick will meet his bone marrow transplant donor and have the opportunity to thank the person at City of Hope’s 40th Annual Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion.

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