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.
On World Cancer Day: Five ways City of Hope physicians, researchers are finding new ways to treat cancer
February 2, 2018 | Denise Heady
Sunday, February 4, is World Cancer Day. Here, we’ve spotlighted how teams at City of Hope are improving the care and treatment of patients diagnosed with cancer everywhere.
Geriatric oncology nurse Peggy Burhenn: Older adults need special care
January 19, 2015 | Darrin Joy
Age is the single greatest risk factor overall for cancer; our chances of developing the disease rise steeply after age 50. For geriatric oncology nurse Peggy Burhenn, the meaning is clear: Cancer is primarily a geriatric condition.
To take control of cancer care, ask these questions
September 15, 2013 | Nicole White
In light of a new Institute of Medicine report, patients should be prepared to take charge of their care by asking questions, arming themselves with information. As the population ages, and thus becomes more prone to cancer, the nation's health care providers will have to make significant changes to prepare for the influx of new patients and to ensure that current patients are getting the best treatments possible, says a new Institute of Medicine report.
Arti Hurria: Identifying risks in older cancer patients
July 21, 2013 | Denise Heady
Arti Hurria, M.D., director of the Cancer and Aging Research Program at City of Hope, feels strongly that too little attention has been paid to the needs of older people with cancer. She's working to change that.
ASCO 2013: Researcher honored for her work in geriatric oncology
May 31, 2013 | Hiu Chung So
Although cancer is generally a disease associated with old age, studies have shown that older patients are often underrepresented in cancer clinical trials. As such, there is often a lack of data on proper treatment dosage and schedules for this group.