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.
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.
City of Hope Physicians and Scientists Present Trailblazing Research at Annual ASCO Meeting
June 2, 2017 | Letisia Marquez
City of Hope physicians and researchers are headed to Chicago to present groundbreaking research on blood stem cell transplants for HIV patients, immunotherapies, unique treatment options for older adults battling breast cancer and other topics during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) 2017 Annual Meeting June 2 to 6.
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.
Doctors honor the Legacy of Transplant Pioneer Thomas Starzl
March 7, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Doctors nationwide are mourning the loss of Thomas E. Starzl, the surgeon and researcher who pioneered the liver transplant and the medications that made the procedure successful in the long term. Starzl died on March 4 at his home in Pittsburg at age 90.
ASH 2015: A closer look at how we pay for treatment of blood cancers
December 5, 2015 | Letisia Marquez
The United States spends $2.6 trillion each year on healthcare – that’s more than the gross domestic product of Russia, Brazil, Italy and Canada, says Joseph Alvarnas, M.D., director of value-based analytics at City of Hope. There may be a better way.
'Value' in health care: What it means, what it doesn't mean
May 29, 2015 | Nancy Brands Ward
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the elite places in the world to receive cancer care, City of Hope brings a mission-driven commitment to treating patients and their families through what may be the most intense experience of their lives.
World Cancer Day: Access for all is not beyond us
February 3, 2015 | Nicole White
"Not beyond us." On World Cancer Day , researchers and caregivers around the globe are embracing this refrain. On World Cancer Day, healthy lifestyles, early detection of cancers, better quality of life and access to cancer care for all are not beyond us.
HIV/AIDS 2015: Changing treatment while pushing for a cure
January 1, 2015 | Nicole White
HIV/AIDS researchers are determined not only to cure the disease, but to develop ever-more-effective treatments until that ultimate goal is reached. In 2015, they will gain ground in both endeavors. City of Hope researchers are developing potential cures for HIV/AIDS while improving treatments for those currently living with the disease.
City of Hope research advances treatment of hematologic cancers
December 8, 2014 | Nicole White
When it comes to research into the treatment of hematologic cancers, City of Hope scientists stand out. One study that they presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology suggests a new standard of care for HIV-associated lymphoma, another offers promise for the treatment of relapsing or treatment-resistant lymphoma, and still another points to more effective treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.