Prostate cancer advances help extend a patient's life

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.

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From lymphoma patient to lymphoma advocate

September 5, 2018 | Samantha Bonar

With a fussy 5-month-old, Aza Khachikyan, 27, thought she was struggling with normal new-mom fatigue. Then she received a life-changing diagnosis: Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

‘Why Not Help?’: Meet Bone Marrow Donor Alex Kikis

May 10, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

When Alex Kikis was asked to donate his bone marrow stem cells to a cancer patient he had never met, Kikis knew instinctively he would donate. And at City of Hope’s 42nd Annual BMT Reunion, he got to meet the man he saved.

A Call to Serve: Meet Bone Marrow Donor Nick Martinez

May 10, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

Nick Martinez wants to become a physical therapist so he can help people who have been injured move again. But today, at City of Hope’s 42nd Annual BMT Reunion, he realized that he has already given a 15-year-old cancer survivor the ability to walk again – and a second chance at life.

15-year-old Cancer Survivor Grateful for ‘Opportunity at a Second Life’

May 9, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

In 2015, 15-year-old Arturo Martinez received a bone marrow transplant to treat his acute lymphoblastic leukemia. On Friday May 11, at City of Hope’s 42nd Annual Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion, Arturo will meet his donor.

‘An Incredible, Lifesaving Gift’: Bone Marrow Recipient to Meet Donor for the First Time

May 9, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

On July 18, 2012, Gary Stromberg underwent a bone marrow transplant. On Friday, May 11, at City of Hope’s 42nd Annual BMT Reunion, Stromberg will meet his donor, Alex Kikis, for the first time.

Cheryl’s Story: CAR T Patient and Pioneer

April 30, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

Cheryl Wiers knew her cancer diagnosis happened for a reason, and for her, that reason could be her participation in a clinical trial using what is arguably the most promising cancer treatment — CAR T cell therapy.

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.

Pioneering Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplants

December 29, 2017 | Travis Marshall

When pediatric patients are referred to City of Hope for bone marrow transplants, it’s often because they present with a case that other facilities would not treat.