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Every discovery we make and new treatment we develop gives patients the chance to live longer, better and more fully. This research is already making a difference around the world.


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About City of Hope

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.
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City of Hope and Cancer

Discoveries happen at City of Hope because we foster an environment that supports intellectual creativity and freedom – the kind of thinking that enables us to redefine the future of medicine. With an urgency driven as much by compassion as intellectual curiosity, City of Hope has pioneered some of the most important scientific advances of the past century, including these research and treatment milestones:
  • A growing number of important cancer treatments used today are based on research pioneered by City of Hope scientists , including the drugs Herceptin, Rituxan, Avastin and Erbitux. This research continues each day with the hope of finding additional treatments aimed at finding a cure.
  • Last year, City of Hope conducted more than 300 studies enrolling more than 5,000 patients. Clinical trials allow patients to benefit from new treatments.
  • City of Hope surgeons were among the first to utilize robotic technology for the treatment of cancer and are continually recognized as being leaders in number of procedures performed annually using this sophisticated technology.
  • An early pioneer in bone marrow transplantation , City of Hope has performed more than 8,600 bone marrow and stem cell transplants and maintains one of the largest, most successful programs of its kind in the world.
  • City of Hope researchers are expanding their investigations of aromatase inhibitors. The chemicals, which occur naturally in certain foods such as grapes and mushrooms, have been shown to slow the production of estrogen, which can stimulate the growth of breast cancer. Having demonstrated in the laboratory that some edible mushrooms, as well as red grape juice and other grape products, can suppress aromatase activity in breast cancer tumors, the research team is now working to isolate and identify the aromatase inhibiting substance in mushrooms.
  • City of Hope is studying the effectiveness of several new chemotherapy options for treating women with recurrent ovarian cancer . City of Hope is collaborating with the National Cancer Institute on clinical trials of new ovarian cancer drugs.
  • City of Hope is actively conducting research to improve quality of life for breast cancer patients during treatment, rehabilitation and continuing care. These quality-of-life research efforts address the patient’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being.
  • City of Hope is studying a type of lung cancer screening for smokers and former smokers in an effort to detect early signs of lung cancer in both women and men.
  • City of Hope’s Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center assists patients and families facing cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is a uniquely comprehensive model that integrates and expands a wide range of important patient support services, including health education, psychological services, healing arts programs and end-of-life and bereavement care programs.
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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.
  • Counter-intuitive though it might seem, a prostate cancer diagnosis shouldn’t always lead to immediate prostate cancer treatment. Although prostate cancer is the second-leading cancer killer of men, behind lung cancer, and causes more than 29,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, in many cases, the tumors are...
  • Radiology is one of the cornerstones of any hospital. It is a key diagnostic branch of medicine essential for the initial diagnosis of many diseases and has an important role in monitoring a patient’s treatment and predicting outcome. Radiology is the specialty considered to be both the “eyes” and “ears” of med...
  • Donating blood and platelets saves lives. We all know this. Yet every summer, potential blood donors become distracted by vacations and schedule changes. As a result, blood donations fall dramatically across the nation, leaving hospitals frantically trying to bring in much-needed blood for their patients. Earli...
  • To be a great cancer hospital, you need a great oncology program. Just ask City of Hope – and Becker’s Hospital Review. The health care publishing industry stalwart, described as the “leading hospital magazine for hospital business news and analysis for hospital and health system executives,” recently selected ...
  • Diagnostic errors are far from uncommon. In fact, a recent study found that they affect about 12 million people, or 1 in 20 patients,  in the U.S. each year. With cancer, those errors in diagnosis can have a profound impact. A missed or delayed diagnosis can make the disease that much harder to treat, as the Ag...
  • Eleven years ago, lymphoma patient Christine Pechera began the long road toward a cancer-free life. She had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and told by doctors elsewhere that her lifespan likely would be measured in months, not years. Refusing to give up, she came to City of Hope for a second opinion. ...
  • Brain surgery is not for the faint of heart. It takes courage, as well as curiosity and compassion. The truly great surgeons also have a desire to find new, and better ways, of healing the brain. Enter Behnam Badie, M.D., chief of neurosurgery at City of Hope. Now a pioneer in brain tumor treatment, Badie enter...
  • Elizabeth Budde, M.D., Ph.D., wants to encourage infighting. She aims to turn the immune system on itself — to the benefit of patients with acute myeloid leukemia, or AML. AML arises when abnormal white blood cells grow out of control, amassing in the bone marrow and interfering with normal blood cell developme...
  • Six, to date; more soon. Outpatient bone marrow transplants, that is. Finding new ways to deliver quality care with the greatest benefit is a priority for a patient-centered institution like City of Hope. For example, not every bone marrow transplant patient needs to check into the hospital for treatment. In fa...
  • The best measure of success in the fight against cancer is in lives saved and families intact, in extra days made special simply because they exist. Yuman Fong, M.D., chair of the Department of Surgery at City of Hope, understands what precedes that special awareness. When cancer strikes, one minute a person ma...
  • In cancer, expertise matters. So do survival rates, patient safety, patient services and many other factors. City of Hope understands this, as does U.S.News & World Report. The magazine’s 2014-2015 list of best hospitals for cancer once again includes City of Hope, ranking the institution 12 out of 900 elig...
  • At 29, Kommah McDowell was a successful young professional engaged to be married to her best friend. She worked in the financial services sector and kick-boxed to keep in shape and to relax. Then came the diagnosis of triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer, a rare and very aggressive form of breast cancer. ...
  • The well-known drug tamoxifen might not always be the best choice for premenopausal women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer and face a heightened risk of recurrence. A new study suggests that the aromatase inhibitor exemestane, or Aromasin, works slightly better than tamoxifen in preventing cancer ...
  • At age 44, Bridget Hanchette, a mother of three from La Crosse, Wisconsin, was diagnosed with grade IV glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of malignant brain tumor. The cancer grows and spreads quickly, making it difficult to treat. Most patients with this diagnosis are not given much hope, but Hanchette’s i...
  • Survival rates for childhood cancer have improved tremendously over the past few decades, but postcancer care hasn’t always kept up. More children than ever are now coping with long-term complications and side effects caused by their disease and treatment — one of those being learning difficulties. A new ...