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.
CAR T Laboratory Research Yields Promising Prostate Cancer Results
April 17, 2018 | Letisia Marquez
City of Hope physicians have successfully treated blood cancers with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, and they are working to expand that therapy to patients with prostate cancer and other solid tumors.
‘Goldilocks’ Therapies Could Be a Breakthrough for Patients with Lymphoma
March 6, 2018 | City of Hope
Thanks to research being done by City of Hope's Markus Müschen, M.D., Ph.D., lymphoma patients may soon receive treatments that leverage quality control mechanisms that our own immune systems utilize to fight harmful antibodies.
Now is a good time to donate blood – and help save a life
January 19, 2018 | City of Hope
Patients at City of Hope – most of whom are fighting cancer – rely on more than 37,000 units of blood and platelets each year for their survival. And every one of those units comes from people like you – family, friends and other caring individuals who want to make a difference.
‘Such a Warm Feeling’: Meet Platelet Donor Corinne Diaz
January 17, 2018 | Maxine Nunes
Corinne Diaz has taken on more than her share of hard work and tough challenges. Hers is the voice you might hear when you call the Department of Surgery at City of Hope, where she’s worked for 13 years and where she’s donated blood or platelets for most of her adult life.
‘We’re Like a Family’: Meet Platelet Donor Lorna Badame
December 20, 2017 | Maxine Nunes
Lorna Badame would probably be the last person to tell you she’s extraordinary, but what else would you call a woman who — over the last quarter of a century — has made more than 420 platelet donations to City of Hope.
Combination Immunotherapy Shown to Be Effective Initial Treatment for Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma
December 11, 2017 | Katie Neith
Researchers led by Alex Herrera, M.D. have found that a combination of two immunotherapy drugs may be a more tolerable way for patients to fight the disease before a transplant.
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.
2018 Rose Parade: ‘I Just Want to Help’: A Platelet Donor Gives Back to Honor His Mom
October 20, 2017 | Denise Heady
Ever since Bliley's mother passed away from Hodgkin lymphoma when he was 8 years old, he knew he wanted to help other patients like his mom. He just wasn’t sure how. When he turned 18, he finally found a way – by donating platelets to cancer patients who desperately needed transfusions to live.
Meet our doctors: How Leo Wang is revolutionizing the way that pediatric and blood cancers are treated
March 17, 2017 | Denise Heady
Dual-trained pediatric oncologist and scientist Leo Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is working in the lab to understand how blood cells develop and grow, and plans to use that information to help patients with cancer live longer and experience fewer side effects of treatment.