News Releases

From scientific discoveries to promising clinical trials, City of Hope constantly advances new and better ways to improve the lives of people here and throughout the world.

You can find the latest information on our research, clinical and educational programs through this listing of current press releases.

Public safety agencies nationwide unite to raise funds, awareness to fight breast cancer 

September 17, 2018

** Media Advisory for Monday, Sept. 17 ** - Police officers, sheriff deputies and other public safety agencies will kick off a two-month campaign starting Sept. 17 to raise funds for breast cancer research, treatment and education.

City of Hope | South Bay opens today in the new $80 million Providence Advanced Care Center in Torrance

August 27, 2018

City of Hope | South Bay officially opens its doors today in Torrance, bringing top-ranked cancer care to the region. For the first time, South Bay residents will have access to both the facility's leading-edge, quality cancer care and innovative clinical trials.

Registration for seventh annual Bike to Hope fundraiser in Petaluma, California, opens

August 14, 2018

Registration for the October 19, 2018, Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council’s seventh annual Bike to Hope fundraiser opens today. SB Architects and Hudson Pacific Properties sponsor the sell-out event, which benefits City of Hope.

City of Hope announces 14th annual ‘Songs of Hope’ celebrating music and entertainment luminaries on Sept. 13

August 7, 2018

'Songs of Hope' supporters include legendary music executive/record producer Clive Davis, Sony/ATV CEO-chairman Marty Bandier, and presenting sponsor Spotify; Benny Blanco, Mike Will Made-It, Sarah Aarons, James Newton Howard, and Stephen J. Forman, M.D., announced as initial honorees.

New stem cell model can be used to test treatments for a rare nervous system disorder

August 2, 2018

A City of Hope researcher has developed a stem cell model to assess possible treatments for a rare nervous system disorder that is in the same disease group as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The finding takes scientists one step closer to finding a way to slow or treat Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

City of Hope announces Jeff A. Walker’s appointment as new chief operating officer

July 25, 2018

City of Hope announced today that Jeff A. Walker has been appointed chief operating officer (COO), effective Aug. 1. Walker will lead patient care, nursing, ancillary and supportive service operations for the main Duarte campus and clinical network.

New museum at City of Hope documents more than a century of medical breakthroughs

July 24, 2018

City of Hope recently opened an interactive public museum in its Duarte-based cancer and diabetes research and treatment center to spotlight more than a century of lifesaving medical innovations. The 1,500-square-foot airy, dynamic exhibition hall is named the Anthony F. Markel Family City of Hope Museum in honor of a leader in the insurance industry and his family, their commitment to accelerating cancer breakthroughs and the indelible mark they have left on City of Hope.

Three City of Hope physicians named Dr. Norman & Melinda Payson Professors

July 19, 2018

The Dr. Norman and Melinda Payson Professorships recognize City of Hope clinicians and researchers who have contributed greatly to biomedical research.

SUPERVALU's Mike Stigers to be honored with City of Hope’s prestigious Spirit of Life® Award at 40th Annual Festival Ball

July 17, 2018

City of Hope’s Northern California Food Industries Circle will honor Mike Stigers, SUPERVALU’s executive vice president, wholesale, with its 2018 Spirit of Life® Award on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at the City of Hope Northern California Food Industries Circle’s 40th Annual Festival Ball event at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco.

New genome-editing platform discovered at City of Hope poised to become the next generation of genetic medicines

July 16, 2018

A City of Hope scientist has discovered a gene-editing technology that could efficiently and accurately correct the genetic defects that underlie certain diseases, positioning the new tool as the basis for the next generation of genetic therapies.