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Board of Directors

 
Norman C. Payson, M.D., Chair President
NCP, Inc.
Randolph P. Beatty, Ph.D. The Accounting Circle Professor of Accounting
Director of the SEC and Financial Reporting Institute
Leventhal School of Accounting
University of Southern California
Sheri J. Biller Retired – President, Capital Mortgage
Philanthropist and Community Leader
Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation
Alexander L. Cappello Managing Director
Cappello Group, Inc.
Rodney C. Freeman President & CEO
Freeman Group Inc.
Eddy W. Hartenstein
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Tribune Publishing
Selwyn Isakow, Vice Chair Founder and Chief Executive Officer
The Oxford Investment Group, Inc.
Michael E. Keane Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Genomatica, Inc.
Harry Levitt Executive Vice President
Universal Operations Risk Management, LLC
Jody Horowitz Marsh Journalist, Television Reporter/Producer
Philanthropist
Anthony E. Scott Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
VMware Inc.
 

Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership

Cancer Center Leadership

Cancer Center Leadership

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

 
Norman C. Payson, M.D., Chair President
NCP, Inc.
Randolph P. Beatty, Ph.D. The Accounting Circle Professor of Accounting
Director of the SEC and Financial Reporting Institute
Leventhal School of Accounting
University of Southern California
Sheri J. Biller Retired – President, Capital Mortgage
Philanthropist and Community Leader
Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation
Alexander L. Cappello Managing Director
Cappello Group, Inc.
Rodney C. Freeman President & CEO
Freeman Group Inc.
Eddy W. Hartenstein
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Tribune Publishing
Selwyn Isakow, Vice Chair Founder and Chief Executive Officer
The Oxford Investment Group, Inc.
Michael E. Keane Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Genomatica, Inc.
Harry Levitt Executive Vice President
Universal Operations Risk Management, LLC
Jody Horowitz Marsh Journalist, Television Reporter/Producer
Philanthropist
Anthony E. Scott Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
VMware Inc.
 
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NEWS & UPDATES
  • The lack of a practical way to produce and store enough stem cells for larger-scale therapies and clinical trials is creating a bottleneck in stem cell research. A new grant to City of Hope from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine will help solve that problem. The $899,728 grant, awarded Thursday...
  • City of Hope has long known what researchers increasingly are confirming: Gardens and natural surroundings help seriously ill people recover from their treatment ordeals. Already a trailblazer in the creation of beautiful natural spaces for cancer patients and their families, on Jan. 15,  City of Hope dedicated...
  • Despite advances in surgery, radiation and drug therapy, brain tumors remain particularly challenging to treat. This is due to the tumor’s location, which can limit localized therapies’ effectiveness, and the blood-brain barrier, which blocks many cancer-fighting drugs’ passage from the bloodstream to the tumor...
  • We’ve seen it in science fiction: The aliens begin terra-forming a planet to create a friendly habitat that gives them, not the inhabitants, all the advantages when the colonization begins. Turns out, cancer does essentially the same thing when it metastasizes, according to new research from City of Hope. The f...
  • Equipping the immune system to fight cancer – a disease that thrives on mutations and circumventing the body’s natural defenses – is within reach. In fact, City of Hope researchers are testing one approach in clinical trials now. Scientists take a number of steps to turn cancer patients’ T cells – white b...
  • As treatments for lung cancer become more targeted and effective, the need for better technology to detect lung cancer mutations becomes increasingly important. A new clinical study at City of Hope is examining the feasibility of using blood and urine tests to detect lung cancer mutations, potentially allowing ...
  • When it comes to breast cancer risk, insulin levels may matter more than weight, new research has found. The study from Imperial College London School of Public Health, published in the journal Cancer Research, indicates that metabolic health – not a person’s weight or body mass index – increases breast cancer ...
  • No one ever plans to have cancer – and there’s never a good time. For Homa Sadat, her cancer came at a particularly bad time: just one year after losing her father to the pancreatic cancer he had battled for two years. She was working a grueling schedule managing three commercial office buildings. She’d just [&...
  • Patients at City of Hope – most of whom are fighting cancer – rely on more than 37,000 units of blood and platelets each year for their treatment and survival. Every one of those units comes from family, friends or someone who traded an hour or so of their time and a pint of their […]
  • Surgery is vital in the treatment of cancer – it’s used to help diagnose, treat and even prevent the disease – so a new colorectal cancer study linking a decrease in surgeries for advanced cancer to increased survival rates may raise more questions than it answers for some patients. The surgery-and-surviv...
  • Age is the single greatest risk factor overall for cancer; our chances of developing the disease rise steeply after age 50. For geriatric oncology nurse Peggy Burhenn, the meaning is clear: Cancer is primarily a geriatric condition. That’s why she is forging inroads in the care of older adults with cancer. Burh...
  • One of American’s great sportscasters, Stuart Scott, passed away from recurrent cancer of the appendix at the young age of 49. His cancer was diagnosed when he was only 40 years old. It was found during an operation for appendicitis. His courageous fight against this disease began in 2007, resumed again with an...
  • When Homa Sadat found a lump in her breast at age 27, her gynecologist told her what many doctors say to young women: You’re too young to have breast cancer. With the lump dismissed as a harmless cyst, she didn’t think about it again until she was at a restaurant six months later and felt […]
  • What most people call a “bone marrow transplant” is not actually a transplant of bone marrow; it is instead the transplantation of what’s known as hematopoietic stem cells. Such cells are often taken from bone marrow, but not always. Hematopoietic stem cells are simply immature cells that can ...
  • Doctors have long known that women with a precancerous condition called atypical hyperplasia have an elevated risk of breast cancer. Now a new study has found that the risk is more serious than previously thought. Hyperplasia itself is an overgrowth of cells; atypical hyperplasia is an overgrowth in a distorted...