City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.
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.
March 24, 2017 | Dory Benford
When Shawn Ahdoot went to donate blood almost 10 years ago, he had no idea that it would change his life forever. Here are five reasons you, too, should become a bone marrow donor.
February 7, 2017 | Letisia Marquez
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Jorge Chavez is in search of a bone marrow donor for a transplant. He is battling acute myeloid leukemia.
May 6, 2016 | Letisia Marquez
Today, Vanessa finally met Dominick, the 15-year-old patient who had a relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and whose life she helped save, at City of Hope’s 40th Annual Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion. She has given him something he could only dream of when he was sick and in the hospital – another chance at life.
May 2, 2015 | Nicole White
Superheroes are making plenty of headlines as the summer blockbuster season opens. At City of Hope, a 9-year-old girl wept as she hugged her own superhero: someone who had the superpower of healing her cancer.
April 29, 2015 | Nicole White
Updated: May 1, 2015 More than a decade after joining the bone marrow registry during a blood drive at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Phil Ratcliff received a call that he was a match for a leukemia patient.
April 28, 2015 | Nicole White
Updated: May 1. For Lars Nijland, the reason to become a member of a bone marrow registry was simple. “I always thought there would be no easier way to save somebody’s life,” said the 24-year-old student at Germany's University of Goettingen, who signed up for the registry during a drive on his campus.
May 9, 2014 | Nicole White
Signing up to be a bone marrow donor, being selected as a match, undergoing blood tests, then driving 180 miles for the procedure, all for someone she never met, does not a hero make – not in Antonia Klyn’s book.
May 2, 2014 | Nicole White
Some bone marrow transplant recipients rely on the generosity of unrelated donors to provide the lifesaving donations necessary to cure their cancer. In every case, patients are grateful. For some, the donation bonds families who were once strangers .
April 28, 2014 | Nicole White
For many patients with hematological cancers, transplantation is their best – and sometimes only – chance at a cure. Thousands of patients each year rely on unrelated donors to provide stem cells or bone marrow for transplant.