A Legacy of Hope: Remembering Arti Hurria, M.D.

November 21, 2018 | Samantha Bonar

The City of Hope community was devastated by the untimely death of Arti Hurria, M.D., director of City of Hope’s Center for Cancer and Aging, but her legacy will endure.

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Study: Death rate from cancer drops 27 percent over last 25 years

January 14, 2019 | Samantha Bonar

The overall cancer death rate has dropped by 27 percent over the last 25 years, according to data released last week by the American Cancer Society. City of Hope's James Lacey, Ph.D., M.P.H., breaks down the results.

Welcome to the Robotic Surgery Revolution

January 11, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

In the three decades since robots first entered the operating room, these increasingly sophisticated machines have helped surgeons perform more than a million procedures, all over the human body.

Clinical research nurses: ‘Shepherds’ of the CAR T program

January 9, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

What's it like to work at the center of a true medical and scientific revolution? It's emotional, often overwhelming. But it’s also a place to witness miracles. Such is the life of the clinical research nurses who staff City of Hope's CAR T cell program.

The science of spirituality: Fighting cancer from within

January 7, 2019 | Dory Benford

People being treated for cancer are used to being asked how they feel: Are you tired today? Nauseous? In pain? But Terry L. Irish, Rev., D. Min., B.C.C., puts a different spin on the question.

His daughter's cancer journey taught him how to face his own

January 2, 2019 | Maxine Nunes

When Scott Bower was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2013, he took courage from a wonderful role model: his daughter Samantha, and the life-affirming way she had coped with childhood cancer two years earlier.

Could you have cancer-related PTSD?

December 27, 2018 | City of Hope

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, it’s normal to feel stressed, overwhelmed and scared. Adjusting to a new way of life during treatment can also be incredibly difficult, and sometimes it just feels like everything is moving too fast.

New Immunotherapy for Colon Cancer Answers a Patient's Prayer

December 24, 2018 | Maxine Nunes

After a CAT scan found a suspicious spot, a colonoscopy showed that Quiana Godinez had colon cancer. Godinez was put on the breakthrough immunotherapy drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab), which had just received FDA approval for certain types of cancers, including hers.

Wife, mother of two in remission thanks to experimental CAR T cell therapy

December 20, 2018 | Leti Marquez & Zen Vuong

Meet float rider Cheryl Wiers, a wife and mother of two who battled cancer twice only to have it return. She eventually found prolonged remission thanks to a CAR T Cell therapy offered at City of Hope.

Islet cell transplant helps diabetes patient put three decades of complications behind him

December 20, 2018 | Zen Vuong

Meet City of Hope Rose Parade float rider Roger Sparks, a successful entrepreneur who spent more than half his life battling type 1 diabetes. On Jan. 1, Sparks will celebrate exactly three years of living without any diabetes-related complications, thanks to leading-edge treatment he received at City of Hope.

Leukemia created a roadblock, music lifted her past it

December 20, 2018 | Zen Vuong

Meet City of Hope 2019 Rose Parade float rider Olivia Gaines, an aspiring songwriter and amateur pianist who has witnessed how music speaks to the heart and calms spirits.