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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Study explores why glioblastoma affects sexes differently

February 25, 2019 | City of Hope

A nationwide team of researchers that includes City of Hope’s Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has identified molecular differences that explain why men die of glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, at nearly twice the rate of women.

Vanessa Jonsson, Ph.D.: An engineer tackles CAR T cell therapy

February 13, 2019 | City of Hope

Vanessa Jonsson, Ph.D., focuses on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. Using such tools as computational analysis and mathematical modeling, she examines the complex interactions between the tumor, the patient’s immune system and the therapy to learn how the tumor evades the immune response.

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. 

CIRM Awards City of Hope Researchers $3.7 million to Develop Glioblastoma Clinical Trial

September 28, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has awarded City of Hope $3.7 million to develop a phase 1 clinical trial for glioblastoma patients, which would genetically alter blood stem cells to better tolerate chemotherapy.

City of Hope Awarded $3.7 million to Develop Glioblastoma Clinical Trial

June 29, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has awarded City of Hope $3.7 million to develop a phase 1 clinical trial for glioblastoma patients, which would genetically alter blood stem cells to better tolerate chemotherapy.

City of Hope Physician-in-Chief Named AACR Academy Fellow

April 13, 2018 | City of Hope

City of Hope President and Physician-in-Chief Michael A. Caligiuri, M.D., has been named a 2018 Fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research’s AACR Academy.

Meet Our CAR T Team: Christine Brown, Ph.D.

January 26, 2018 | Abe Rosenberg

Christine Brown, Ph.D., co-leads the T Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory, along with Stephen J. Forman, M.D., which to date has treated more than 100 patients in seven clinical trials, with aggressive goals of opening four new clinical studies within the year.

MEET OUR DOCTORS: Behnam Badie on why ‘being a neurosurgeon is not enough’

November 2, 2017 | Denise Heady

Driven in part by the plight of his patients and his father, chief of neurosurgery Behnam Badie, M.D., spends nearly as much time in the laboratory as he does in the operating room. He wants to help not just today's patients, but tomorrow's.