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.
New handheld heart monitor is a breakthrough for childhood cancer survivors
June 22, 2018 | Maxine Nunes
A new electronic monitor called Vivio, developed by Caltech with City of Hope, promises to make cardiac screening easier and more accessible for cancer patients and physicians.
Teen Cancer Survivor Holds Second Annual Basketball Fundraiser
May 22, 2018 | Samantha Bonar
When Tyler Varing was diagnosed with germ cell cancer at 15, he went to City of Hope for treatment. Now, 10 years after he was cured, Tyler is giving back by holding a basketball tournament that raises money for City of Hope’s Pediatric Cancer Fund.
First FDA-approved CAR T Therapy for Some Types of ALL to Be Offered at City of Hope
April 13, 2018 | Letisia Marquez
City of Hope recently announced that it is a certified treatment center to administer tisagenlecleucel CAR T cell therapy – the first CAR T cell therapy approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – to patients.
City of Hope Patient Gets Custom Superhero Costume from ‘Aquaman’ Designer
April 9, 2018 | Samantha Bonar
The comprehensive care team at City of Hope strives to keep their patients’ spirits up. That’s how leukemia patient Chris Martinez, 2, ended up with a custom superhero costume created by one of Hollywood’s top costume designers.
Former City of Hope Patient Inspires Others Facing Childhood Cancer
February 6, 2018 | Robin Heffler
It’s been more than 25 years, but the Tadros family still remembers the anxiety of learning that then 3-year-old Bishoy had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer. But they also remember the hope they mustered from within and from the medical care he received thousands of miles away.
City of Hope Researcher Receives Grant to Improve Cognitive Outcomes in Young Cancer Patients
July 7, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Sunita Patel, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist in the Population Sciences and Supportive Care Medicine departments at City of Hope, has received a $1.22 million grant from the American Cancer Society to test a new approach toward preventing long-term chemotherapy-related cognitive side effects in childhood cancer survivors from bilingual and Spanish-speaking families.
Advances: 2017 brings new therapies, new hope to those battling pediatric cancer
December 23, 2016 | Dory Benford
Great strides have been made in pediatric cancer and childhood disease treatment over the past few decades, and recent advances in the areas of gene therapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy will continue to move the field forward in 2017. We spoke to Joseph Rosenthal, M.D., M.H.C.M., professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at City of Hope, about the most significant developments he anticipates in pediatric research and treatment.
Five ways parents can help their children with cancer
October 5, 2016 | City of Hope
Parenting can be difficult. But when a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, a whole new array of parenting challenges can arise. Pediatric psychologist Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D., share some ways on how to help your child cope.
How cancer fueled a racing career
September 21, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
Twenty year old Jonathan Sugianto credits cancer with launching his career in formula car racing. The same fighting spirit that, as a child, got him through leukemia treatment at City of Hope, is what he now uses on the track to compete.