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.
Risk Factors for Cognitive Decline: Signs and Interventions for Older Adults
February 26, 2018 | Rachel Morrison
For the growing population of older adults, cognitive decline ranks among their greatest fears — and greatest vulnerabilities. A new study by William Dale, M.D., Ph.D. and colleagues looks at who’s at risk as the nation prepares to care for an aging population.
‘Prehab’ to Rehab: New Program Gets Older Patients and Their Caregivers Up and Active
November 9, 2017 | City of Hope
City of Hope researchers are piloting a new intervention for older patients and their family caregivers to provide “prehabilitation” — a mirror image of the regimen many patients take up after surgery.
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.
Meet our doctors: Arti Hurria puts the focus on older cancer patients
February 5, 2016 | Robin Heffler
While the population of the United States continues to age, fueled in large part by medical advances and Baby Boomers, the number of physicians who specialize in treating older patients is on the decline. At the same time, the risk and incidence of cancer increases with age, with approximately 60 percent of all cancers occurring in people over 65.
For seniors with chronic disease, quality medical care is personal
January 21, 2016 | Valerie Howard
Americans are living longer than ever, which means growing numbers of senior citizens are now living with a chronic disease. Since quality of life hinges on the ability to manage these chronic conditions, choosing the right medical care is crucial.
UniHealth Foundation grant will help transform geriatric cancer care
May 8, 2015 | City of Hope Staff
City of Hope researcher Arti Hurria was awarded a $733,951 grant from UniHealth Foundation to help transform geriatric cancer care. Older adults, by far, represent the largest population of cancer patients globally.
2 researchers (one on aging, one on genetics) get breast cancer grants
October 21, 2014 | Darrin Joy
Advanced age tops the list among breast cancer risk factor for women. Not far behind is family history and genetics. Two City of Hope researchers delving deep into these issues recently received important grants to advance their studies.
Meet our doctors: Surgeon Dan Raz on lung cancer screening
November 2, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt
Lung cancer – by far the most common cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States and worldwide – shows no symptoms until it has progressed to advanced stages, when it's very difficult to treat.
Meet our doctors: Christine Chang on pain during cancer treatment
September 28, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt
Chronic or persistent pain affects more than 100 million Americans to the extent that they can't work, participate in physical activity or generally enjoy day-to-day activities. Chronic pain is often associated with depression, decreased productivity and can lead to an overall poor quality of life.