Australian patient travels 9,000 miles for a cure

March 7, 2019 | Michael Easterling

Australian lobster fisherman David Thompson traveled 9,000 miles for treatment at City of Hope after being diagnosed with Stage 4 oropharyngeal cancer. Given just six weeks to live, he is thriving more than a year after participating in an immunotherapy clinical trial.

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Groundbreaking new CAR T cell trial opens for patients with breast cancer that has spread to the brain

October 30, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

A new City of Hope chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell trial – the first to focus on HER2-postive breast cancer patients with brain metastases – is now enrolling potential participants. 

Brain tumors and cancer: what you need to know

November 1, 2017 | Denise Heady

Say the words “brain tumor” and most people will likely think of cancer. But there’s reason for optimism - recent advances in screening and treatment, such as CAR T cell therapy, mean patient outcomes and quality of life are continuing to improve.

City of Hope researchers find CAR T cell therapy effective in treatment of glioblastoma

July 17, 2017 | Denise Heady

City of Hope researchers have found that using CAR T therapy, a type of immunotherapy, can be effective in the treatment of glioblastoma — one of the most aggressive brain tumors known to medicine.

CAR T cells: ‘Soldiers of the Immune System’

July 10, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

T cells were genetically modified in a lab by City of Hope researchers and trained to target specific receptors on patients’ brain tumors - part of an emerging approach to cancer care called immunotherapy.