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.
Facing Down Uncertainty: Meet Benjamin Djulbegovic, M.D., Ph.D.
March 1, 2018 | Wayne Lewis
The unknown can be scary. But according to City of Hope hematologist Benjamin Djulbegovic, M.D., Ph.D., it’s important to face uncertainty — at least enough to understand it.
A Functional Cure for HIV/AIDS Might Now Be In Sight
December 1, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
There has been great progress made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and continued efforts to end this global epidemic. Advances, such as anti-retroviral therapy, have revolutionized HIV treatment. Now, researchers are edging closer to the ultimate goal: a cure.
Advanced Lung Cancer Patient: ‘I’m Not About to Go Quietly into the Night’
November 30, 2017 | Julia F.
Julie F., 59, of Wisconsin, survived advanced small cell lung cancer after 29 rounds of chemotherapy, five weeks of radiation and experimental immunotherapy. This is her story.
Really Big Data: How Genomics Is Poised to Reshape Cancer Care
November 9, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg
The exploding field of cancer genomics is enabling that kind of prediction for a growing number of inherited cancers, like identifying one of the many genes beyond BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations linked to breast cancer.
City of Hope’s Alpha Clinic Plots ‘the Future of Nursing’
November 3, 2017 | Wayne Lewis
According to a new paper in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, the authors identify the role of a nurse qualified in both patient care and research protocols, the so-called “hybrid nurse” — a homegrown City of Hope innovation — as an important component of their success in the development of the Alpha Clinic.
City of Hope Testing Novel Freezing Technique on Early-Stage Breast Cancer
August 24, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
City of Hope is among just a handful of facilities in the country — and one of only two in California — participating in a clinical trial of an exciting new way to treat breast cancer by freezing the tumor.
Inside the Lab: Preventing breast cancer from invading the brain
July 24, 2017 | Denise Heady
A study led by City of Hope neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., offers novel insights on how cancer cells in HER2-positive breast cancer develop the ability to break through the blood-brain barrier and, ultimately, how they can be stopped.
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.