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.
New Study: Deploying Genetic Screens Early May Offer Some Benefits
February 7, 2017 | Jyoti Madhusoodanan
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) tests can quickly pinpoint tumor mutations that can be targeted with specific drugs, offering a route to precision therapies for many cancer types. Coupled with new drugs that target tumor-specific genomic changes, NGS tests carry the potential to transform modern cancer care.
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.
Experimental Treatment Using Breast Cancer Vaccine Gives Patient New Hope
December 8, 2016 | Samantha Bonar
City of Hope patient Susan Young - diagnosed with late-stage triple negative breast cancer - has had a remarkable response to a revolutionary new treatment, a combination of the p53 cancer vaccine and a drug that blocks a specific cancer-aiding protein.
Independent scientific research starts with funding – and mentors
July 23, 2015 | Amanda Traxler
Becoming what’s known as an independent scientific researcher is no small task, especially when working to translate research into meaningful health outcomes. Yet that independent status is vital, enabling researchers to lead studies and avenues of inquiry that they believe to be promising.
Tumor DNA test could assess efficacy of breast cancer treatment
March 19, 2013 | Hiu Chung So
Just as diabetics have to check their blood sugar levels and HIV patients people have to monitor their viral loads, cancer patients and their doctors have to rely on regular, accurate testing to determine whether their therapies are working.