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.

City of Hope oncologist George Somlo named director of pharmaceutical initiatives October 16, 2017

George Somlo, M.D., an internationally known breast cancer and hematology researcher at City of Hope, has been named director of pharmaceutical initiatives at the institution.

VOYA FINANCIAL CHAIRMAN, CEO RODNEY O. MARTIN HONORED WITH SPIRIT OF LIFE® AWARD BY CITY OF HOPE’S NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COUNCIL October 9, 2017

City of Hope’s National Life Insurance Council (NLIC) honored Rodney O. Martin, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Voya Financial, at its inaugural Spirit of Life® Gala in September.

City of Hope CAR-T scientist Christine Brown and team receive $12.8 million grant from California’s stem cell agency to fund trial for brain cancer October 4, 2017

A research team led by Christine Brown, Ph.D., and a clinical team headed by Behnam Badie, M.D., chief of neurosurgery, has received a $12.8 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to fund a phase 1 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell trial targeting an aggressive brain cancer called malignant glioma, which includes glioblastoma. The trial will be open to adults and children.

City of Hope forum for health care executives explores how to embrace diversity and inclusion as a growth strategy September 12, 2017

City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer and diabetes, will host a day-long forum on Tuesday, Sept. 19, for senior health care executives to explore why and how they can best prepare for the unique needs of increasingly diverse patient populations.

City of Hope physicians, scientists to address notable advancements in liquid biopsy, genomic profiling at ESMO Congress September 7, 2017

Scientists and researchers at City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center, will be discussing the advancements in cancer research at the annual European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Madrid, Spain, on Sept. 8 to 12. City of Hope research will highlight the latest developments in genomic profiling, liquid biopsy, nonsmall lung cancer and metastatic disease, among other advancements.

LEGENDARY MUSIC EXECUTIVE/RECORD PRODUCER CLIVE DAVIS, MARTY BANDIER AND MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT VIPS TO CELEBRATE AT 13TH ANNUAL SONGS OF HOPE EVENT ON SEPT. 28 August 29, 2017

Legendary music executive and record producer Clive Davis; Grammy-winning record producer/songwriter Max Martin; Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning composer/record producer Hans Zimmer; Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/record producer Jack Antonoff; CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Martin “Marty” Bandier and The Chainsmokers will be among the music and entertainment industry luminaries celebrating the song and songwriter at the annual Songs of Hope XIII event being held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Los Angeles Dodgers Fans Help Strike Out Cancer During City of Hope's Ninth ThinkCure! Weekend August 23, 2017

Nine cancer survivors and their physicians will take the field at Dodger Stadium on Saturday evening to kick off City of Hope’s ThinkCure! Weekend, an annual event that celebrates courageous cancer patients and survivors, and pays tribute to the hard-working health care professionals and researchers dedicated to supporting them.

Eight San Gabriel Valley organizations awarded City of Hope Healthy Living grants August 10, 2017

City of Hope has announced the recipients of its 2017 Healthy Living grants, which help San Gabriel Valley residents reduce their risk of cancer and diabetes by making healthy lifestyle choices.

City of Hope experiences phishing incident August 4, 2017

DUARTE, Calif. — City of Hope announced today that it is in the process of notifying affected patients of a breach after four staff member email accounts were temporarily accessed following an email phishing incident. At this time, there is no indication that the breach has resulted in any actual acquisition of patient medical information.

City of Hope named “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by Human Rights Campaign Foundation June 28, 2017

City of Hope today announced it has received the “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

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