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Approximately 10.5 million Americans have cancer today and nearly 1.5 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2007. Earlier detection and improved treatment have helped improve cancer survival rates for the second consecutive year, but there is still much work to be done.

 

That's where City of Hope comes in. Ranked as one of "America's Top Cancer Hospitals" by U.S.News & World Report, City of Hope is a new model cancer center, combining leading edge science with compassionate care.

 

We need your help to find a cure. Explore this site to learn more about City of Hope, hear about stars who are delivering hope and how you can help.

 

 


Stars Delivering Hope
 
Over the years, celebrities have lent their tremendous support to City of Hope. Check out their inspiring messages and stories to see how they're helping to deliver hope.
 
Sheryl Crow
Listen to a special message from Sheryl Crow.
Hear message >>
 
 
 
Gavin DeGraw
Listen to a special message from Gavin DeGraw.
Hear message >>
 
 
 
Miley Cyrus
See what Miley Cyrus is doing to deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
 
 
Celebrity Softball
See how country stars like
Carie Underwood and Vince Gill
deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
Lounge for Life
Check out what Star 98.7 FM in Los Angeles is doing to deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
 
Songs of Hope
See what the stars at Songs of Hope did to deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
 


 
 

Cancer Facts

Although cancer rates have declined in recent years due to earlier detection and awareness, millions are still inflicted with the disease today.

 

City of Hope aims to find the cures.

 

Here are some sobering facts on cancer:

 

 

  • Cancer is the #1 killer of Americans under 85, recently surpassing heart disease.
 
  • Approximately 10.5 million Americans have cancer today.
 
  • Nearly 1.5 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2007.
 
  • 1IN 3 WOMEN ... 1 IN 2 MEN ... will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
 
 
 
 

How You Can Deliver Hope

We need your help to continue critical research, education and treatment in the fight against cancer. Learn more about the many ways you can help deliver hope:
 
Make a Donation
 
  • Donate Online Now - Donate securely online to City of Hope's world-class research, education and treatment programs
 
  • Planned Giving - Learn about bequests, annuities, outright gifts, and many other types of major gifts
 
 
 
 
Get Involved
 
  • Events - Search our online calendar for special events and seminars open to the public nationwide
 
  • Join a Group - Learn about and join one of the many groups across the country that support City of Hope
 
 
  • Volunteer - Discover the many ways to volunteer for City of Hope no matter where you live

 

 

Corporations and Employees
 
 
  • Workplace and Automatic Giving - Donate from each paycheck via Workplace Giving, but if your employer does not offer the program, you can do it directly from your bank account via automatic deductions
 

Stars Delivering Hope

Over the years, celebrities have lent their tremendous support to City of Hope . Check out their inspiring messages and stories to see how they're helping to deliver hope.
 
 
Sheryl Crow
Listen to a special message from Sheryl Crow.
Hear Message
 
 
Gavin DeGraw
Listen to a special message from Gavin DeGraw.
Hear Message
 
 
Miley Cyrus
See what Miley Cyrus is doing to deliver hope.
Read More
 
 
Celebrity Softball
See how country stars like Carie Underwood and Vince Gill deliver hope.
Read More
 
 
Lounge for Life
Check out what Star 98.7 FM in Los Angeles is doing to deliver hope.
Read More
 
 
Songs of Hope
See what the stars at Songs of Hope did to deliver hope.
Read More

Deliver Hope

Deliver Hope

Approximately 10.5 million Americans have cancer today and nearly 1.5 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2007. Earlier detection and improved treatment have helped improve cancer survival rates for the second consecutive year, but there is still much work to be done.

 

That's where City of Hope comes in. Ranked as one of "America's Top Cancer Hospitals" by U.S.News & World Report, City of Hope is a new model cancer center, combining leading edge science with compassionate care.

 

We need your help to find a cure. Explore this site to learn more about City of Hope, hear about stars who are delivering hope and how you can help.

 

 


Stars Delivering Hope
 
Over the years, celebrities have lent their tremendous support to City of Hope. Check out their inspiring messages and stories to see how they're helping to deliver hope.
 
Sheryl Crow
Listen to a special message from Sheryl Crow.
Hear message >>
 
 
 
Gavin DeGraw
Listen to a special message from Gavin DeGraw.
Hear message >>
 
 
 
Miley Cyrus
See what Miley Cyrus is doing to deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
 
 
Celebrity Softball
See how country stars like
Carie Underwood and Vince Gill
deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
Lounge for Life
Check out what Star 98.7 FM in Los Angeles is doing to deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
 
Songs of Hope
See what the stars at Songs of Hope did to deliver hope.
Read more >>
 
 


 
 

Cancer Facts

Cancer Facts

Although cancer rates have declined in recent years due to earlier detection and awareness, millions are still inflicted with the disease today.

 

City of Hope aims to find the cures.

 

Here are some sobering facts on cancer:

 

 

  • Cancer is the #1 killer of Americans under 85, recently surpassing heart disease.
 
  • Approximately 10.5 million Americans have cancer today.
 
  • Nearly 1.5 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2007.
 
  • 1IN 3 WOMEN ... 1 IN 2 MEN ... will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
 
 
 
 

How You Can Deliver Hope

How You Can Deliver Hope

We need your help to continue critical research, education and treatment in the fight against cancer. Learn more about the many ways you can help deliver hope:
 
Make a Donation
 
  • Donate Online Now - Donate securely online to City of Hope's world-class research, education and treatment programs
 
  • Planned Giving - Learn about bequests, annuities, outright gifts, and many other types of major gifts
 
 
 
 
Get Involved
 
  • Events - Search our online calendar for special events and seminars open to the public nationwide
 
  • Join a Group - Learn about and join one of the many groups across the country that support City of Hope
 
 
  • Volunteer - Discover the many ways to volunteer for City of Hope no matter where you live

 

 

Corporations and Employees
 
 
  • Workplace and Automatic Giving - Donate from each paycheck via Workplace Giving, but if your employer does not offer the program, you can do it directly from your bank account via automatic deductions
 

Stars Delivering Hope

Stars Delivering Hope

Over the years, celebrities have lent their tremendous support to City of Hope . Check out their inspiring messages and stories to see how they're helping to deliver hope.
 
 
Sheryl Crow
Listen to a special message from Sheryl Crow.
Hear Message
 
 
Gavin DeGraw
Listen to a special message from Gavin DeGraw.
Hear Message
 
 
Miley Cyrus
See what Miley Cyrus is doing to deliver hope.
Read More
 
 
Celebrity Softball
See how country stars like Carie Underwood and Vince Gill deliver hope.
Read More
 
 
Lounge for Life
Check out what Star 98.7 FM in Los Angeles is doing to deliver hope.
Read More
 
 
Songs of Hope
See what the stars at Songs of Hope did to deliver hope.
Read More
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Ranked as one of  "America’s Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S.News & World Report, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of hematopoietic cell transplantation and genetics. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope's research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation.


NEWS & UPDATES
  • Joselyn Miller received a lifesaving bone marrow transplant at City of Hope two years ago. Here, she reflects on her gratitude as a bone marrow recipient and on giving back. By Joselyn Miller thank•ful adjective  \ˈthaŋk-fəl\ :  conscious of benefit received :  glad that something has happened or not happened, ...
  • When it comes to cancer, your family history may provide more questions than answers: How do my genes increase my risk for cancer? No one in my family has had cancer; does that mean I won’t get cancer? What cancers are common in certain populations and ethnicities? City of Hope experts have some guidance. “Your...
  • The body’s immune system is usually adept at attacking outside invaders such as bacteria and viruses. But because cancer originates from the body’s own cells, the immune system can fail to see it as foreign. As a result, the body’s most powerful ally can remain largely idle against cancer as the disease progres...
  • On Jan. 1, 2015, five City of Hope patients who have journeyed through cancer will welcome the new year with their loved ones atop City of Hope’s Tournament of Roses Parade float. The theme of the float is “Made Possible by HOPE.” The theme of the parade is “Inspiring Stories.” Her...
  • Are you thinking about switching from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes for the Great American Smokeout? Are you thinking that might be a better option than the traditional quit-smoking route? Think again. For lung expert Brian Tiep, M.D., the dislike and distrust he feels for e-cigs comes down to this: Th...
  • Hematologist Robert Chen, M.D., is boosting scientific discovery at City of Hope and, by extension, across the nation. Just ask the National Cancer Institute. The institution recently awarded Chen the much-sought-after Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award for boosting scientific discovery at City of Hope...
  • Great strides have been made in treating cancer – including lung cancer – but by the time people show symptoms of the disease, the cancer has usually advanced. That’s because, at early stages, lung cancer has no symptoms. Only recently has lung cancer screening become an option. (Read more about the risks...
  • Identifying cures for currently incurable diseases and providing patients with safe, fast and potentially lifesaving treatments is the focus of City of Hope’s new Alpha Clinic for Cell Therapy and Innovation (ACT-I). The clinic is funded by an $8 million, five-year grant from the California Institute for Regene...
  • Cancer is a couple’s disease. It affects not just the person diagnosed, but his or her partner as well. It also affects the ability of both people to communicate effectively. The Couples Coping with Cancer Together program at City of Hope teaches couples how to communicate and solve problems as a unit. He...
  • Chemotherapy drugs work by either killing cancer cells or by stopping them from multiplying, that is, dividing. Some of the more powerful drugs used to treat cancer do their job by interfering with the cancer cells’ DNA and RNA growth, preventing them from copying themselves and dividing. Such drugs, however, l...
  • During October, everything seems to turn pink – clothing, the NFL logo, tape dispensers, boxing gloves, blenders, soup cans, you name it – in order to raise awareness for what many believe is the most dangerous cancer that affects women: breast cancer. But, in addition to thinking pink, women should...
  • In February 2003, when she was only 16 months old, Maya Gallardo was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and, to make matters much worse, pneumonia. The pneumonia complicated what was already destined to be grueling treatment regimen. To assess the extent of her illness, Maya had to endure a spinal ...
  • Former smokers age 55 to 74 who rely on Medicare for health care services have just received a long-hoped-for announcement. Under a proposed decision from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, they’ll now have access to lung cancer screening with a low-dose CT scan. The proposed decision, announ...
  • City of Hope has a longstanding commitment to combating diabetes, a leading national and global health threat. Already, it’s scored some successes, from research that led to the development of synthetic human insulin – still used by millions of patients – to potentially lifesaving islet cell transplants. Diabet...
  • Dee Hunt never smoked. Neither did her five sisters and brothers. They didn’t have exposure to radon or asbestos, either. That didn’t prevent every one of them from being diagnosed with lung cancer. Their parents were smokers, but they’d all left home more than 30 years before any of them were diagn...