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.
The Gold Standard: City of Hope’s Pediatric Musculoskeletal Tumor Program
August 3, 2017 | Travis Marshall
Pediatric musculoskeletal tumors and sarcomas are so rare and diverse that it’s almost impossible for a single physician to effectively treat them. But City of Hope is uniquely equipped to provide rapid and comprehensive treatment for these highly aggressive cancers.
Teens and young adults with cancer need special support, City of Hope finds
November 17, 2015 | Travis Marshall
For adolescents and young adults who are navigating a tumultuous stage of life, a cancer diagnosis can be particularly devastating. Already challenged by changes such as college, a first job or a first heartbreak, young people experience greater levels of distress during cancer treatment than older patients in similar situations, research has shown.
Advice from Rob: Have cancer? Depressed? Do these 3 things
October 7, 2014 | rdarakjian
Cancer survivor Rob Darakjian shares tips on how to overcome anxiety and depression while being treated for cancer. Rob Darakjian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just 19 years old.
Advice from Rob: What NOT to do when you're depressed, with cancer
September 24, 2014 | rdarakjian
Rob Darakjian , a former leukemia patient, shares tips on how to overcome anxiety and depression while being treated for cancer. Rob Darakjian was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just 19 years old.
Teens, young adults with brain cancer need comprehensive cancer centers
September 10, 2014 | City of Hope Staff
Older teenagers and young adults traditionally face worse outcomes than younger children when diagnosed with brain cancer and other central nervous system tumors. A first-of-its-kind study shows why. Older adolescents and young adults with brain and spinal cord tumors have better outcomes when treated at National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers, research finds.
Her breast cancer diagnosis was grim; a second opinion saved her life
July 15, 2014 | Nicole White
At 29, Kommah McDowell was a successful young professional engaged to be married to her best friend. She worked in the financial services sector and kick-boxed to keep in shape and to relax. Then came the diagnosis of triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer, a rare and very aggressive form of breast cancer.
Patient: Song by Christina Grimmie of 'The Voice' pulled me through
May 12, 2014 | Dominique Grignetti
City of Hope patient Kat Muller and best friend Anessa George are joined by Christina Grimmie and other top contestants of "The Voice" at a recent taping of the show in Los Angeles. Back row from left: Delvin Choice, Audra McLaughlin, George, Christina Grimmie, Muller, Sisaundra Lewis and Jake Worthington.
Cancer is different for adolescents, young adults; so are their needs
April 30, 2014 | Dominique Grignetti
Cancer is undeniably difficult both for adults and for children. Even if they don't fully understand the ramifications, adults usually enter treatment knowing who they are and where they stand in life.
Meet our doctors: Julie Wolfson on cancer in teens, young adults
November 15, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt
Adolescents and young adults ( AYAs ) with cancer have different needs and treatment challenges than children or older adults. They're a unique population because they don’t fit into a distinct group, often falling into a gap between cancer treatment programs designed for children and those designed for adults.