September 11, 2018 | Dory Benford
Johnny Lopez's research into the latest prostate cancer treatments, clinical trials, experimental therapies — anything to avoid chemotherapy, and a recommendation from a friend also battling prostate cancer, led him to Tanya Dorff, M.D., and City of Hope.
After 10 Years on Bone Marrow Registry, Patient Finally Meets Her Match
March 21, 2018 | Samantha Bonar
After waiting and searching for over 10 years for a bone marrow match, Krissy Kobata, 35, was finally readying for her transplant last fall. Read her inspiring story.
‘I Thought I Had This Thing Beat’: A Story of Relapse and Recovery
January 17, 2018 | Jennifer Mattson
In the summer of 2015, Mollie Warner was living a happy, active life in Rancho Cucamonga, California, with her husband. She worked out regularly at the gym, lifted weights and was even taking a kickboxing class when she started feeling fatigued.
Platelets and Chinese Food: Meet Blood Donor Scott Zechiel
November 2, 2017 | Maxine Nunes
Helping to save lives is something Scott Zechiel is passionate about. In fact, the 54-year-old software engineer has donated platelets at City of Hope nearly 300 times.
#TeamKrissy Raises Awareness of Need for Mixed-race Bone Marrow Donors
September 11, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
A mere 4 percent of those on the bone marrow transplant registry are of mixed-race background, making it very difficult for those in this population to find a donor.
7 Tips on Becoming a Bone Marrow Donor
April 20, 2017 | City of Hope
They say the best gifts come from the heart, but the most impactful one you can give may just be in your cells. More than 7,500 patients worldwide are in need of a stem cell or bone marrow donor, and you may be that special someone who gives a desperate patient a miraculous second chance at life. Here are 7 tips on how to become a donor.
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.
Love, pride and respect conquer T cell lymphoma for married couple
July 7, 2016 | City of Hope
Effective treatment for cancer means more than a great set of doctors and facilities. It requires a culture that recognizes and values how the support of those closest to a patient can play a major part in recovery. Rob Kipper and his partner Craig Prater experienced this firsthand, when a health crisis challenged their domestic tranquility more than a decade ago.
Easier than you think: 9 facts about making a stem cell or bone marrow donation
May 6, 2016 | City of Hope
This year, 70 percent of the estimated 20,000 patients fighting blood cancers and other hematologic malignancies who need a bone marrow or stem cell transplant will not find a match within their family. This means that their best chance of survival will depend on finding a match with an unrelated donor. Learn more about how you can donate stem cell and bone marrow.