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.
Leukemia Drug Shows Promise Against Rare Ovarian Cancer
March 2, 2018 | City of Hope
City of Hope affiliate TGen has found that an anti-cancer drug used to fight leukemia shows promise against SCCOHT, a rare and aggressive type of ovarian cancer.
What to Know About Robotic Surgery for Gynecologic Cancers
January 31, 2018 | Kevin Chesley
One of the ways that City of Hope is innovating in the treatment of gynecologic cancers is through robotic surgery — and that's good news.
Rose Parade 2018: Ovarian Cancer Survivor Donates 9 ‘Survival Bells’ to City of Hope
November 22, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
City of Hope will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year, 10 patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Meet float rider Maria “Becky” Velazquez-McIntyre, a former patient with a remarkable story.
Heated Chemotherapy Can Tackle Tough Peritoneal Cancers
October 3, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Cancers that affect or metastasize to the peritoneal cavity (the abdominal area that contains organs such as the stomach and liver) can be difficult to treat. Heated intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can help.
Robotic surgery is less invasive for gynecologic cancer
August 4, 2017 | City of Hope
More than 107,470 women in the United States are diagnosed with gynecologic cancers each year. However, thanks to developments in technology, many of these cancers can now be treated with robotic surgery.
Survivors' bell gives cancer patients extra ring of hope
February 15, 2017 | Denise Heady
A survivors' bell hanging in City of Hope’s main Duarte campus has been rung by more than 200 patients since it was donated by ovarian cancer survivor Becky Velazquez-McIntyre two summers ago. And now she is taking the survivor bell ritual to the rest of the 13 City of Hope community practice sites.
Five key facts every woman needs to know about ovarian cancer
September 26, 2016 | Jay Fernandez
Incident rates for ovarian cancer continues to decrease, but it still remains one of the most deadly cancers for women. Here, Dr. Han helps illuminate five key facts about ovarian cancer and how women can be best informed.
20th Annual Walk for Hope raises funds for cancer treatments to benefit women everywhere
July 19, 2016 | Denise Heady
For 20 years, thousands of cancer survivors, patients, families and friends have participated in City of Hope’s annual Walk for Hope to not only raise money and awareness for women’s cancers, but to support and honor all those who have fought - or even will fight - women's cancers. Register today.
Breast cancer survivor urges young women to consider genetic testing
December 22, 2015 | Valerie Howard
Young women can feel as if they’re invincible, with no need to worry about something as remote as cancer – and certainly no need to worry about how their family members’ health might affect their own. Nothing could be further from the truth, especially for women of Hispanic and African American descent. Women of those ethnic backgrounds are more likely than other women to die from cancer.
Ovarian cancer survivor leans on family, faith and City of Hope to defy odds
October 16, 2015 | Allisa Miller
Allisa Miller was 29 years old when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Then the mother of a 2-year-old daughter, Miller was determined to fight the disease. She came to City of Hope soon after her diagnosis, receiving the institution’s unique blend of patient-focused care and leading-edge treatment. Here, she shares a glimpse of her emotional journey – and the vital role City of Hope played in her recovery.