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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.
  • For breast cancer survivors, a common worry is a recurrence of their cancer. Currently, these patients are screened with regular mammograms, but there’s no way to tell who is more likely to have a recurrence and who is fully cleared of her cancer. A new blood test – reported in Cancer Research, a journal of the...
  • Metastasis — the spreading of cancer cells from a primary tumor site to other parts of the body — generally leads to poorer outcomes for patients, so oncologists and researchers are constantly seeking new ways to detect and thwart this malicious process. Now City of Hope researchers may have identified a substa...
  • Deodorant, plastic bottles, grilled foods, artificial sweeteners, soy products … Do any of these products really cause cancer? With so many cancer myths and urban legends out there, why not ask the experts? They can debunk cancer myths while sharing cancer facts that matter, such as risk factors, preventi...
  • Cancer risk varies by ethnicity, as does the risk of cancer-related death. But the size of those differences can be surprising, highlighting the health disparities that exist among various ethnic groups in the United States. Both cancer incidence and death rates for men are highest among African-Americans, acco...
  • George Winston, known worldwide for his impressionistic, genre-defying music, considers music to be his first language, and admits he often stumbles over words – especially when he attempts languages other than English. There’s one German phrase he’s determined to perfect, however: danke schön. Winston thinks h...
  • Few decisions are more important than those involving health care, and few decisions can have such lasting impact, not only on oneself but on relatives and loved ones. Those choices, especially, should be made in advance – carefully, deliberately, free of pain and stress, and with much weighing of values and pr...
  • Using a card game to make decisions about health care, especially as those decisions relate to the end of life, would seem to be a poor idea. It isn’t. The GoWish Game makes those overwhelming, but all-important decisions not just easy, but natural. On each card of the 36-card deck is listed what seriously ill,...
  • Young adults and adolescents with cancer face unique challenges both during their treatment and afterward. Not only are therapies for children and older adults not always appropriate for them, they also must come to terms with the disease and treatment’s impact on their relationships, finances, school or ...
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer, other than skin cancer, among women in the United States. It’s also the second-leading cause of cancer death, behind lung cancer. In the past several years, various task force recommendations and studies have questioned the benefits of broad screening guidelines fo...
  • Paternal age and the health effects it has on potential offspring have been the focus of many studies, but few have examined the effect parental age has on the risk of adult-onset hormone-related cancers (breast cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer). A team of City of Hope researchers, lead by Yani Lu,...
  • Hormone therapy, which is prescribed to women for relief of menopausal symptoms such hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness, has recently seen a decline in popularity (and use) due to its link to an increased risk of breast and endometrial cancer. But City of Hope researchers have found that menopausal h...
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms can’t be narrowed down to a single cancer, but they can be described by a defining characteristic: too many blood cells. The diseases bring with them a host of frustrating, potentially life-altering symptoms, and management of the diseases and their symptoms is crucial. An upcoming ...
  • More than 18,000 researchers, clinicians, advocates and other professionals will convene at the 105th American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting taking place in San Diego from April 5 to 9. With more than 6,000 findings being presented over this five-day period, the amount of information can...
  • Cancer of the prostate is the No. 2 cancer killer of men, behind lung cancer, accounting for more than 29,000 deaths annually in this country. But because prostate cancer advances slowly, good prostate health and early detection can make all the difference. Many prostate cancer tumors don’t require immedi...
  • Despite advances made in detecting and treating nonsmall cell lung cancer, its prognosis remains grim. Even patients whose cancers are caught at their earliest stage have only a 50 percent chance of five-year survival. This poor prognosis is due in part to the cancer’s ability to resist treatment, renderi...