The Helix Blog

The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.

Cervical Cancer | City of Hope

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.

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Jianjun Chen

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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David Mulama

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.

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‘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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