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.
Meet Our CAR T Team: Christine Brown, Ph.D.
January 26, 2018 | Abe Rosenberg
Christine Brown, Ph.D., co-leads the T Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory, along with Stephen J. Forman, M.D., which to date has treated more than 100 patients in seven clinical trials, with aggressive goals of opening four new clinical studies within the year.
MEET OUR DOCTORS: Behnam Badie on why ‘being a neurosurgeon is not enough’
November 2, 2017 | Denise Heady
Driven in part by the plight of his patients and his father, chief of neurosurgery Behnam Badie, M.D., spends nearly as much time in the laboratory as he does in the operating room. He wants to help not just today's patients, but tomorrow's.
City of Hope researchers find CAR T cell therapy effective in treatment of glioblastoma
July 17, 2017 | Denise Heady
City of Hope researchers have found that using CAR T therapy, a type of immunotherapy, can be effective in the treatment of glioblastoma — one of the most aggressive brain tumors known to medicine.
Behnam Badie awarded $2.1 million R01 grant to help patients with aggressive brain tumors
April 24, 2017 | Denise Heady
What started as an unplanned lunch date has turned into a potential breakthrough in the treatment of gliomas – a fast-growing, and often deadly type of brain tumor.
CIRM Symposium: New Developments in Stem Cell Therapies
March 28, 2017 | Michael Easterling
The stories of patients who have benefited from stem cell therapies funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) were the focus of the second symposium of the institute’s Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Network.
World Cancer Day: New treatments and cures start with collaborations
February 3, 2017 | Denise Heady
Defeating cancer cannot be done alone. It requires a team approach. Here are just a few examples of how City of Hope scientists and physicians are working together to create leading-edge approaches to end cancer.
INSIDE THE LAB: Tracking T cells in the brain
January 27, 2017 | Denise Heady
City of Hope researchers have seen initial success treating brain cancer patients with CAR T cell therapy, yet questions still linger about what exactly happens to these cells once they disperse through the brain. A new imaging technique may be the answer.
Inside CAR T Cell Glioblastoma Surgery
January 4, 2017 | Stephanie Smith
Sketches of a brain surgery performed on B., one of several patients in a breakthrough clinical trial for brain cancer at City of Hope. Early results of the trial — describing promising results using CAR T cells for a 50-year-old patient with an aggressive brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme — were published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.