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.

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.

10th annual ThinkCure! Weekend gives Dodger fans an opportunity to strike out cancer

July 11, 2018

City of Hope and the Los Angeles Dodgers will host their 10th annual ThinkCure! Weekend on July 14 and 15 to raise funds to support innovative cancer research and breakthrough therapies, many of which were developed at City of Hope. The 2018 campaign will give Dodger fans the opportunity to celebrate courageous cancer survivors and pay tribute to the physicians and researchers keeping them alive.

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awards City of Hope $3.7 million to develop a glioblastoma clinical trial

June 29, 2018

City of Hope’s John Zaia, M.D., will lead the development of the phase 1 clinical trial for glioblastoma patients, which would genetically alter blood stem cells to better tolerate chemotherapy.

City of Hope/Women’s Health Initiative study shows low-fat diet significantly reduced risk of death after breast cancer but same effect was not seen for other cancers

June 1, 2018

The long-term results of this study will be presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

The Employers Centers of Excellence Network expanding to include “best of both” cancer care

May 22, 2018

The Employers Centers of Excellence Network (ECEN), a partnership between the Pacific Business Group on Health and Health Design Plus (HDP), announced today that it is expanding to include cancer care. The ECEN oncology program will include City of Hope as the ECEN’s initial oncology center of excellence.

City of Hope appoints Annette Walker to develop new best-in-class cancer center in Orange County

May 17, 2018

City of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer research and treatment center, has announced the appointment of Annette Walker, a nationally-recognized health care executive, as president of City of Hope, Orange County. She will drive the development of a $200 million, best-in-class, cancer center in Irvine, California, and the expansion of City of Hope’s unique cancer treatment and prevention programs throughout the region.

Evan Lamberg, president of Universal Music Publishing North America, named president of City of Hope’s Music, Film & Entertainment Industry Board

May 14, 2018

City of Hope, the world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, today announced its new Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Board president as Evan Lamberg, president of Universal Music Publishing Group, North America.

28th annual Celebrity Softball Game hits homerun with new players added to lineup, announces iHeart Radio and Grand Ole Opry as teams

May 9, 2018

City of Hope’s 28th annual Celebrity Softball Game continues to announce talent for the Saturday, June 9, event at First Tennessee Park. Bobby Bones, Brandi Cyrus, Lauren Alaina, Tegan Marie, Marc Mariani, Lucas Hoge, Jay Cutler and Trent Harmon have been added to the list of talent participating in the event. Teams iHeart Radio and Grand Ole Opry will meet at the field for a friendly competition for a great cause.