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.
Cheryl’s Story: CAR T Patient and Pioneer
April 30, 2018 | Letisia Marquez
Cheryl Wiers knew her cancer diagnosis happened for a reason, and for her, that reason could be her participation in a clinical trial using what is arguably the most promising cancer treatment — CAR T cell therapy.
‘I’m completely surprised that I’m still here’ (w/VIDEO)
September 22, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
City of Hope patient Ian MacLeod says a difficult leukemia diagnosis, and a bone marrow transplant, taught him how to be in the moment and to "not procrastinate joy."
What I Learned: 4 lessons from leukemia survivor Alex Tung
March 14, 2016 | City of Hope
When Alex Tung, the only child of a Chinese immigrant single parent, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia at age 37, the hardest thing for him to do was tell his mom. A healthy, happy and active native of Southern California, Alex was determined to beat cancer, not just for himself but also for her.
In “Detour,” leukemia patient chronicles her journey back to health
December 8, 2015 | City of Hope
“You’re not in remission.” Jane Wirth felt as if a Mac truck had hit her broadside. Stunned, she sat in her oncologist’s office in Northern California as the reality sank in. Those four words were a blow to her soul, yet they marked a turning point in her cancer journey.
What I learned: 8 questions for leukemia survivor Anya Shah
November 23, 2015 | Denise Heady
Five City of Hope patients who have journeyed through cancer will welcome 2016 atop City of Hope's Tournament of Roses Parade float on January 1. The float’s theme, "The Miracle of Science with Soul", adds a deeper dimension to the parade theme of "Find your Adventure."
What I learned: 5 lessons from leukemia survivor Nicole Schulz
November 19, 2015 | Abe Rosenberg
When she was 14, there was no stopping Nicole Schulz. She led the quintessential Southern California life: cheerleader, surfer, and skateboarder. Then, during cheerleading practice one day, Nicole fainted. A profound fatigue then set in and didn’t go away.
5 tips for new patients from esophageal cancer survivor Jim Murphy
November 6, 2015 | Valerie Howard
When 52-year-old Jim Murphy, an avid mountain biker, was informed he had esophageal cancer, he made a powerful decision. He decided to continue living as actively as possible, and do the things that fueled his spirit and soul.
5 tips for coping with cancer, from leukemia survivor Gus Perez
October 29, 2015 | Valerie Howard
Firefighter Gus Perez was 41 and about to be transferred to the Hazardous Materials Unit in San Pedro, California, when a routine physical proved to be anything but. His blood work showed that he had chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).