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.
7 Ways to Deal with the Dental Side Effects of Cancer Therapy
August 7, 2017 | City of Hope
Cancer treatment often causes discomfort, but many patients don’t realize that it can also cause frustrating oral side effects. These 7 strategies will help you keep smiling.
Nutrition Tips for Cancer Patients
May 11, 2017 | Dory Benford
Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation do a great job of killing cancer cells, but what happens when they also kill your appetite? Here are City of Hope dietitian Elaine Siu’s nutrition tips for the most common treatment side effects that patients experience.
Diet during cancer treatment: Tips on managing appetite and weight loss
August 11, 2014 | Dominique Grignetti
Appetite loss may be common during cancer treatment, lasting throughout your therapy or only occasionally, but it can be managed. Keep snacks close at hand during cancer treatment in order to take advantage of the moments when you feel like eating.
Exploring cognitive decline after hematopoietic cell transplant
December 17, 2013 | Roberta Nichols
Hematopoietic cell transplant patients who undergo what's known as myeloablative conditioning (that is, high-intensity chemotherapy and radiation) – and who have shorter telomeres (chromosome “end caps”) – may be at greater risk for cognitive impairment after transplant, City of Hope researchers have found.
Cymbalta can help manage pain from chemotherapy, study finds
April 4, 2013 | Shawn Le
Cancer patients treated with chemotherapy often experience side effects from the toxic compounds – the most common effects being nausea, vomiting and fatigue. Further, about 20 to 40 percent of patients who receive a category of chemotherapies known as neurotoxins can experience a painful condition known as chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
Ask the Experts: How to get clarity through the chemo brain cloud
January 24, 2013 | Hiu Chung So
Cancer patients and their caregivers have long been aware of the foggy-headed feeling that accompanies cancer treatments, but this so-called “chemo brain” effect has not been studied until fairly recently.
'My cancer diagnosis: What I wish I'd known' – Bill Brutocao
January 8, 2013 | Roberta Nichols
One in a series of stories asking former patients to reflect upon their experience ... Soon after beginning treatment for prostate cancer at City of Hope in 2008, La Canada attorney Bill Brutocao received even more disturbing news.
Gov. Jerry Brown's radiation treatment: Few side effects expected
December 13, 2012 | Shawn Le
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that he would be undergoing radiation therapy for early-stage prostate cancer – but that treatment would not prevent him from carrying out his daily duties. Such confidence may seem surprising, given the potential side effects to radiation treatment for cancer – significant nausea, fatigue and hair loss.