March 7, 2019 | Michael Easterling
Australian lobster fisherman David Thompson traveled 9,000 miles for treatment at City of Hope after being diagnosed with Stage 4 oropharyngeal cancer. Given just six weeks to live, he is thriving more than a year after participating in an immunotherapy clinical trial.
Finding better treatments for devastating rare diseases
February 27, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg
City of Hope has long been renowned for its expertise in treating cancer and diabetes. But specialists here also are tackling lesser-known but equally devastating diseases that may or may not have an oncologic component.
Vanessa Jonsson, Ph.D.: An engineer tackles CAR T cell therapy
February 13, 2019 | City of Hope
Vanessa Jonsson, Ph.D., focuses on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. Using such tools as computational analysis and mathematical modeling, she examines the complex interactions between the tumor, the patient’s immune system and the therapy to learn how the tumor evades the immune response.
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.
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.
CAR T for CNS lymphoma: Early research shows promise
December 12, 2018 | Cara Martinez
Xiuli Wang, Ph.D., research professor at City of Hope, presented encouraging research on using CAR T cell therapy for central nervous system lymphoma at this year's American Society of Hematology conference.
City of Hope investigators present breakthrough research at 60th American Society of Hematology meeting
December 5, 2018 | Letisia Marquez
Physicians and researchers at the 2018 American Society of Hematology conference presented clinical trials for new leukemia and lymphoma treatments, laying the groundwork for innovative therapeutic approaches aimed at improving treatment options and quality of life for patients.