July 29, 2019 | Letisia Marquez
City of Hope has been named the best cancer hospital in the West by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospitals: Specialty Ranking. This marks the 13th consecutive year it has been distinguished as one of the nation’s elite cancer hospitals.
Study Suggests Cancer Care Inadequate for LGBTQI+ Latinx Population
September 20, 2019 | Zen Vuong
A City of Hope-led survey finds that most LGBTQI+ Latinx people are reluctant to share their gender identity and/or sexual orientation with a health care provider, and a majority have never received cancer information tailored to their community.
A blood test for cancer? New department focuses on early detection
September 19, 2019 | Maxine Nunes
Dynamic and passionate — with a formidable track record of innovations in cancer care — Ajay Goel, Ph.D., M.S., has recently joined the staff at City of Hope, and he’s hit the ground running.
The final journey
September 18, 2019 | Samantha Bonar
Many of the dying don’t fear death as much as they fear how they will die. “It’s the in-between part people fear the most. If you can give them insight on what to expect, that can ease a lot of their concerns,” says City of Hope palliative care physician Heather Bitar, D.O.
Cupcakes with her kids and a final journey home
September 18, 2019 | Michael Easterling
Diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia, Jessica Appel knew that her time was running out. Still, her story has a bittersweet ending, thanks to the many City of Hope employees on her care team who did everything they could to allow her to pass away on her own terms.
Certain colorectal patients may benefit from immunotherapy
September 16, 2019 | Zen Vuong
People with colon and rectal tumors prone to “immune overdrive” don’t do well if they concurrently have an immune-suppressive tumor microenvironment, City of Hope researchers say.
Evidence vs. judgement: New study examines how doctors make decisions
September 11, 2019 | Maxine Nunes
A recent paper co-authored by City of Hope’s Benjamin Djulbegovic, M.D., Ph.D., looks at how doctors make medical decisions: generally using evidence-based or consensus-based clinical guidelines, a system the authors find flawed.
Study finds most aren't upset by learning genetic test results
September 10, 2019 | Letisia Marquez
A National Institutes of Health-funded study led by City of Hope’s Stacy Gray, M.D., examined a person’s emotional state before they received test results and after. Researchers found that anxiety and depression did not increase significantly following genetic test result disclosure.
City of Hope and NASA are studying microbes in space
September 5, 2019 | Maxine Nunes
Learning about the mechanisms terrestrial bacteria and fungi use to survive in the challenging environment of outer space could give us insights into how to fight disease, as well as how to promote beneficial bacterial growth.
Pediatric patient returns years later to work at City of Hope
September 3, 2019 | Michael Easterling
Gregory Osborn, who was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, now works at City of Hope as an associate clinical billing analyst.