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.
Heated Chemotherapy Can Tackle Tough Peritoneal Cancers
October 3, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Cancers that affect or metastasize to the peritoneal cavity (the abdominal area that contains organs such as the stomach and liver) can be difficult to treat. Heated intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can help.
Yanghee Woo: 'Healing hands and an unconditional heart'
April 18, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg
Long before she thought about becoming a surgeon, Yanghee Woo, M.D., knew she wanted to impact the world — but not as a doctor. An odd thing to hear from Woo, who is a City of Hope surgeon, scientist and one of this country's foremost authorities on minimally invasive and robotic surgery for treatment of gastric (stomach) cancer.
Language, cultural norms clash with optimal care for some Asian-Americans
April 7, 2017 | Stephanie Smith
City of Hope is dedicating every day in April, National Minority Health Month, to beginning to examine important issues of disparity in health care. This installment is about the stresses, cultural rifts and language barriers in interactions between the health care system and different Asian-American groups.
‘Faces of Disparity’: A Month-long Exploration of Minority Health Issues
April 4, 2017 | Stephanie Smith
City of Hope is dedicating every day in April, National Minority Health Month, to beginning to examine important issues of disparity in health care.
New Treatments and Personalized Care Offer Hope for Stomach Cancer Patients
January 6, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Although it is uncommon in the U.S., stomach cancer is a serious, often devastating disease. But less than 25 percent of patients who are diagnosed with stomach cancer in the U.S. survive for five years. City of Hope’s physicians and scientists are committed to changing this.
Getting through the holidays with gastric cancer
December 20, 2016 | Victoria Soudaros, Special to City of Hope
City of Hope stomach cancer patient Victoria Soudaros compiled a simple checklist helpful for holiday eating. This list of tips, good for anyone concerned about overeating, promises to keep you happily satisfied and able to avoid overeating or causing unnecessary stomach issues.
How a full-on foodie is thriving despite stomach cancer
December 19, 2016 | Stephanie Smith
City of Hope explores the complicated cultural issues surrounding food that tend to arise for gastric cancer patients. This new world — in which certain foods are off limits and overall intake is drastically reduced — places these patients on the painful fringes of a culture in which almost everything revolves around eating and drinking.
National Doctors Day: Behind great medical care, there's research
March 30, 2015 | Valerie Zapanta
Today is National Doctors Day, the official day to recognize, thank and celebrate the tremendous work physicians do each and every day. Launched in 1991 via a presidential proclamation from then-President George Bush, the observance offers a chance to reflect on the qualities that define truly great medical care.