Landmark human insulin study marks 40-year anniversary

January 29, 2019 | Michael Easterling

In January 1979, the National Academy of Sciences published a paper about an innovative discovery at City of Hope that would forever change how diabetes is treated. Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., and Keiichi Itakura, Ph.D., revolutionized diabetes treatment when they made a novel gene, one that coded for human insulin.

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Leukemia created a roadblock, music lifted her past it

December 20, 2018 | Zen Vuong

Meet City of Hope 2019 Rose Parade float rider Olivia Gaines, an aspiring songwriter and amateur pianist who has witnessed how music speaks to the heart and calms spirits.

Music powers pediatric patient through treatment

December 19, 2018 | Zen Vuong

Seven City of Hope patients will welcome the New Year atop City of Hope’s 47th Rose Parade float, “Harmony of Hope.” Meet teenage float rider Caitlin Herron, who has courageously battled cancer and said that despite all the negatives, cancer has changed her perspective on life, forced her to overcome fears and enabled her to reach her full potential.

Childhood cancer survivor Nicole Schulz tackles another challenge - the side effects of treatment

November 26, 2018 | Maxine Nunes

At 14, City of Hope patient Nicole Schulz was a girl on the go, and even acute myeloid leukemia couldn’t stop her. Now she's facing a new challenge - the side effects of her lifesaving treatment.

High school baseball standout Jaylon Fong is batting 1,000 against cancer

November 26, 2018 | Maxine Nunes

When Little League pitcher Jaylon Fong was 8, he was stricken with leukemia. At 12, he was finally declared cancer-free, only to relapse months later. But for him, cancer's just another opponent to beat.

‘Superhero’ patient returns to city of hope to trick or treat

October 31, 2018 | Samantha Bonar

Last March, City of Hope pediatric AML patient Chris Leal was getting ready to undergo a stem cell transplant. Now, after spending most of his young life in hospitals, Chris is back home playing with his favorite trains.

Test Finds Promising New Drug to Treat Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

May 15, 2018 | Katie Neith

City of Hope researchers may have discovered a more effective treatment for patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) according to a study published today in Nature Medicine.

15-year-old Cancer Survivor Grateful for ‘Opportunity at a Second Life’

May 9, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

In 2015, 15-year-old Arturo Martinez received a bone marrow transplant to treat his acute lymphoblastic leukemia. On Friday May 11, at City of Hope’s 42nd Annual Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion, Arturo will meet his donor.

‘An Incredible, Lifesaving Gift’: Bone Marrow Recipient to Meet Donor for the First Time

May 9, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

On July 18, 2012, Gary Stromberg underwent a bone marrow transplant. On Friday, May 11, at City of Hope’s 42nd Annual BMT Reunion, Stromberg will meet his donor, Alex Kikis, for the first time.

City of Hope to offer CAR T cell therapy for patients with the most common type of NHL

May 4, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope recently announced that it is one of the first treatment centers certified in the United States to administer tisagenlecleucel CAR T cell therapy to adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B cell lymphoma.