The Helix Blog
The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.
Leukemia Drug Shows Promise Against Rare Ovarian Cancer
March 2, 2018 | City of Hope
City of Hope affiliate TGen has found that an anti-cancer drug used to fight leukemia shows promise against SCCOHT, a rare and aggressive type of ovarian cancer.
New Researcher Takes Aim at Acute Myeloid Leukemia
February 27, 2018 | City of Hope
Jianjun Chen, Ph.D., a new faculty member at City of Hope, has dedicated his research program to learning more about acute myeloid leukemia.
Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Hemophilia
February 21, 2018 | Katie Neith
City of Hope researcher and professor, Saswati Chatterjee, Ph.D., thinks she may know a way to cure hemophilia A.
With New CAR T Approach, City of Hope CEACAM Research Comes Full Circle
February 9, 2018 | Jyoti Madhusoodanan
More than 50 years after its discovery, CEA remains one of the most widely used clinical markers of cancer. As the diverse roles of CEA and its family members, known as CEA-related cell adhesion molecules (CEACAMs), have grown clearer, researchers at City of Hope are working on a new wave of clinical tools and therapies.
Nonsmokers and Lung Cancer: What You Should Know
December 21, 2017 | Alison Shore
The widely held assumption that lung cancer is caused by smoking is fairly accurate: 85 percent of cases are smoking induced. But 15 percent of lung cancers are not related to smoking.
Does alcohol really cause cancer?
December 14, 2017 | City of Hope
City of Hope comments on a study that has found “strong evidence” that alcohol causes seven types of cancer - oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and breast cancer - and “probably others” such as pancreas, prostate and skin cancer.
New Postdoc Awarded Grant to Help Prevent Kaposi Sarcoma
November 10, 2017 | Katie Neith
A recent recruit to Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope has received a three-year grant from the St. Baldrick's Foundation to support his work on a vaccine for Kaposi sarcoma.
‘Prehab’ to Rehab: New Program Gets Older Patients and Their Caregivers Up and Active
November 9, 2017 | City of Hope
City of Hope researchers are piloting a new intervention for older patients and their family caregivers to provide “prehabilitation” — a mirror image of the regimen many patients take up after surgery.
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