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.
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.