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.
‘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.
New Researcher Takes Aim at Acute Myeloid Leukemia
February 27, 2018 | City of Hope
Acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, is one of the most common and fatal forms of blood-related cancers. Jianjun Chen, Ph.D., a new faculty member at City of Hope, dedicates much of his research program to learning more about the disease.
‘I Thought I Had This Thing Beat’: A Story of Relapse and Recovery
January 17, 2018 | Jennifer Mattson
In the summer of 2015, Mollie Warner was living a happy, active life in Rancho Cucamonga, California, with her husband. She worked out regularly at the gym, lifted weights and was even taking a kickboxing class when she started feeling fatigued.
City of Hope Physicians Announce New CAR T Breakthroughs at Annual ASH Meeting
December 14, 2017 | Letisia Marquez
New blood cancer breakthroughs – including several involving CAR T cell therapy – were announced by City of Hope physicians at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting in Atlanta.
'I wouldn't be here today': Bone marrow recipient reflects on the gift of life
July 3, 2017 | Letisia Marquez
Lester Wakefield has told police officer Jonathan Bottom, the young man who donated bone marrow stem cells to the 69-year-old Wakefield, that he is thankful for his lifesaving donation. He's told him many, many times. And still Wakefield feels he hasn’t thanked Bottom enough.
New Mom Finds Fresh Outlook After Surviving Rare Hybrid Leukemia
May 12, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Nine months after her daughter’s birth, Monica Weld got a bad sore throat and cough that she just couldn’t shake. She and her husband went directly to the hospital, where tests showed she had not one, but two kinds of leukemia: acute lymphoblastic (ALL) and acute myeloid (AML).
Anthony S. Stein, M.D., on Craig Sager's Death From Acute Myeloid Leukemia
December 20, 2016 | Samantha Bonar
TNT's veteran NBA courtside reporter Craig Sager, known as much for his flamboyant suits as his sideline interviews, died on December 15 after a two-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia.
Novel anti-leukemia drug proves safe in phase 1 trials
December 15, 2015 | Elise Lamar
Older patients with acute myelogenous leukemia may ultimately have a drug that, if not made just for them, at least better meets their needs.