Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.: Pediatric Neurosurgery Humanitarian Missions

March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady

Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.

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Teen Cancer Survivor Holds Second Annual Basketball Fundraiser

May 22, 2018 | Samantha Bonar

When Tyler Varing was diagnosed with germ cell cancer at 15, he went to City of Hope for treatment. Now, 10 years after he was cured, Tyler is giving back by holding a basketball tournament that raises money for City of Hope’s Pediatric Cancer Fund.

The Many Types of Skin Cancer: What You Should Know

May 21, 2018 | Kevin Chesley

Skin cancer is a largely survivable and curable form of cancer. Even its most rare and aggressive form, melanoma, has a high cure rate thanks to leading-edge treatments. But it’s still important to be careful, according to City of Hope Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

‘Why Not Help?’: Meet Bone Marrow Donor Alex Kikis

May 10, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

When Alex Kikis was asked to donate his bone marrow stem cells to a cancer patient he had never met, Kikis knew instinctively he would donate. And at City of Hope’s 42nd Annual BMT Reunion, he got to meet the man he saved.

A Call to Serve: Meet Bone Marrow Donor Nick Martinez

May 10, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

Nick Martinez wants to become a physical therapist so he can help people who have been injured move again. But today, at City of Hope’s 42nd Annual BMT Reunion, he realized that he has already given a 15-year-old cancer survivor the ability to walk again – and a second chance at life.

15-year-old Cancer Survivor Grateful for ‘Opportunity at a Second Life’

May 9, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

In 2015, 15-year-old Arturo Martinez received a bone marrow transplant to treat his acute lymphoblastic leukemia. On Friday May 11, at City of Hope’s 42nd Annual Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion, Arturo will meet his donor.

‘An Incredible, Lifesaving Gift’: Bone Marrow Recipient to Meet Donor for the First Time

May 9, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

On July 18, 2012, Gary Stromberg underwent a bone marrow transplant. On Friday, May 11, at City of Hope’s 42nd Annual BMT Reunion, Stromberg will meet his donor, Alex Kikis, for the first time.

Check Yourself: A Visual Guide to Skin Cancer Self-exams (w/Infographic)

May 9, 2018 | City of Hope

To detect melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, at its earliest, most treatable stage, conduct a head-to-toe skin self-examination once a month to check for suspicious moles. Unusual, or atypical, moles can ultimately develop into skin cancer.

‘Truly a Privilege’: Meet Nursing Pioneer Anne Ireland

May 7, 2018 | Robert Young

Anne Ireland, M.S.N., R.N., was looking to make a move to a major cancer center, and City of Hope was high on her list. So in early 2013, she made the trip west.

Morganna Freeman: Doctor with a Calling

May 4, 2018 | Abe Rosenberg

City of Hope’s Morganna Freeman, D.O., is a doctor with a calling, and that is to bring the human element to medicine across the world.

Joseph Alvarnas, M.D.: Telling the Human Story

May 4, 2018 | Abe Rosenberg

Joseph Alvarnas, M.D. describes himself as a storyteller, and for the City of Hope hematologist/oncologist, stories play a key role in how he sees the medical profession, his role in it, and even why he became a physician in the first place.

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