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.
Hannah’s Story: From City of Hope Patient to City of Hope Nurse
February 15, 2018 | Alison Shore
We all know stories about people carving out careers based on an inspirational event or person. The professional athlete who admired an Olympian. For Hannah Komai, a registered nurse in pediatric hematology/oncology at City of Hope, inspiration came by way of another pediatric oncology nurse, Molly Lambert.
Former City of Hope Patient Inspires Others Facing Childhood Cancer
February 6, 2018 | Robin Heffler
It’s been more than 25 years, but the Tadros family still remembers the anxiety of learning that then 3-year-old Bishoy had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer. But they also remember the hope they mustered from within and from the medical care he received thousands of miles away.
Researchers discover sugar-addiction of cancer cells in childhood leukemia
July 10, 2017 | Katie Neith
According to a new article in Nature, a team led by City of Hope’s Markus Müschen, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Systems Biology, thinks that sugar uptake and energy supply may play a key role in the relapse of ALL.
Advances: 2017 brings new therapies, new hope to those battling pediatric cancer
December 23, 2016 | Dory Benford
Great strides have been made in pediatric cancer and childhood disease treatment over the past few decades, and recent advances in the areas of gene therapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy will continue to move the field forward in 2017. We spoke to Joseph Rosenthal, M.D., M.H.C.M., professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at City of Hope, about the most significant developments he anticipates in pediatric research and treatment.
Good Samaritan Makes the Holidays Happen for Patients and Their Families
December 21, 2016 | City of Hope
In 2004, Ryan Russek started Wish upon a Toy, a nonprofit charity that brings holiday gifts and toys to children and adults at City of Hope. That first year, Russek and his dad bought as many toys as they could afford and handed them out to the patients on the pediatric unit.
Leukemia survivor Aaron, 8, will soon meet the donor who saved his life
May 26, 2016 | Denise Heady
Aaron Yniguez will be celebrating his ninth birthday, an ordinary celebration turned extraordinary because he is a pediatric leukemia survivor, who underwent a bone marrow transplant. Aaron and his family will now have the chance to meet and thank his bone marrow donor at City of Hope’s 26th Celebrity Softball Game on June 7, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lessons learned from survivors of childhood cancer
March 22, 2016 | City Of Hope
Learn why City of Hope's Saro Armenian, D.O., M.P.H., thinks it's time to put more focus on the health issues patients face after they survive cancer.
ourHope wants you to take it personal for annual fundraising campaign
May 1, 2015 | hguthrie
Seven years after beating cancer at City of Hope, survivor Tyler Varing learned about ourHope , City of Hope’s online personal fundraising tool. Wanting to give back, Varing saw ourHope as the perfect opportunity to fund raise for pediatric cancer research .
Jaylon Fong’s cancer journey sparks a visit to the White House
April 13, 2015 | cpecikozic
When Jaylon Fong wrote President Barack Obama a letter thanking him for calling attention to childhood cancers during his 2012 victory speech , he didn't expect much. Jaylon just wanted to share a little bit of his personal experience with cancer while being treated at City of Hope and his appreciation for all the president has done, which allowed him to focus on getting well.