Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.: Pediatric Neurosurgery Humanitarian Missions

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.

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Promising Sickle Cell Research Gets Nearly $6MM Boost from CIRM

March 22, 2018 | Michael Easterling

Thanks to a $5.74 million award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, City of Hope’s Joseph Rosenthal, M.D., and his team can advance their research into finding a cure for sickle cell disease.

‘I Thought I Had This Thing Beat’: A Story of Relapse and Recovery

January 17, 2018 | Jennifer Mattson

In the summer of 2015, Mollie Warner was living a happy, active life in Rancho Cucamonga, California, with her husband. She worked out regularly at the gym, lifted weights and was even taking a kickboxing class when she started feeling fatigued.

George Winston, Celebrated Composer, Writes Latest Album while Recuperating at City of Hope

January 11, 2018 | Michael Easterling

Celebrated acoustic solo pianist George Winston spent most of the first quarter of 2013 at City of Hope, recuperating after receiving a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. There, he wrote his latest album, "Spring Carousel."

Stem cell transplants found to improve survival, quality of life for severe cases of scleroderma

January 8, 2018 | Denise Heady

Many people are familiar with stem cell transplants as lifesaving procedures that are often used for people diagnosed with a blood cancer or blood disorder. But now, a new study has found that stem cell transplants are a safe and effective curative treatment option for patients with scleroderma, an serious autoimmune disorder that causes hardening of the skin and problems with internal organs like the lungs, heart and gastrointestinal system.

Pioneering Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplants

December 29, 2017 | Travis Marshall

When pediatric patients are referred to City of Hope for bone marrow transplants, it’s often because they present with a case that other facilities would not treat.

New Clues Could Point to Better Treatments for Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD)

November 9, 2017 | By Katie Neith

City of Hope’s Defu Zeng, professor of diabetes immunology and hematopoietic cell transplantation and colleagues recently uncovered important information about the chronic GVHD.

City of Hope’s Alpha Clinic Plots ‘the Future of Nursing’

November 3, 2017 | Wayne Lewis

According to a new paper in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, the authors identify the role of a nurse qualified in both patient care and research protocols, the so-called “hybrid nurse” — a homegrown City of Hope innovation — as an important component of their success in the development of the Alpha Clinic.

When a Sister Becomes a Lifesaver

October 9, 2017 | Deborah Stambler

For all the things AML took away, it also gave Jim Alder a voice. His job now, he says, is to educate others on how easy it is to become a donor.

Simon Bray: Beating the Odds

October 2, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Simon Bray had been ignoring a chronic backache for months until one day in the gym, he fractured a vertebra. Puzzled by the unusual workout injury, doctors ran a bunch of tests, which revealed multiple myeloma.

‘Community of Warriors’: Transplant Mentors Offer Hope, Encouragement to Patients

July 27, 2017 | Steven Dolainski

Together, City of Hope transplant mentors form a small but powerful team trained to talk to transplant patients and their caregivers, answer questions and offer encouragement.