15,000 second chances: Bone Marrow Transplant program celebrates new milestone

April 24, 2019 | Michael Easterling and Samantha Bonar

City of Hope’s bone marrow transplant program recently performed the procedure on its 15,000th patient, a remarkable milestone considering that the initiative started with just two physicians, three beds and guarded expectations in 1976.

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From 'good fat' to beta cell breakthroughs: Diabetes experts present research at ADA Conference

June 14, 2019 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope's Bart Roep, Ph.D., City of Hope’s Chan Soon-Shiong Shapiro Distinguished Chair in Diabetes, was invited to speak at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions, held June 7-11, 2019 in San Francisco. Roep and several City of Hope colleagues highlighted research successes and presented recent findings.

From Oranges, a Powerful Potential Cancer Fighter

June 13, 2019 | Wayne Lewis

Sharad Singhal, Ph.D., research professor in the Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research, leads investigations focusing on a small molecule that is abundant in the pith of citrus fruit.

Young investigator wins $1 million ORIEN NOVA Grant

June 11, 2019 | Maxine Nunes

The dynamic young founder and director of City of Hope’s Precision Imaging Lab, Ammar Chaudhry, M.D., is one of the first recipients of the new ORIEN NOVA Award. The $1 million grant will fund research for his breakthrough approach to cancer imaging and diagnosis.

Researcher honored for 'digging into the DNA of cancer'

June 5, 2019 | City of Hope

Dr. Jianjun Chen was recently named the Simms/Mann Family Foundation Chair in Systems Biology. Chen was recognized with the endowment for his leading-edge cancer research that is founded in personalized, gene-based medicine.

Breakthrough drug shows results in lung, colon cancer

June 5, 2019 | Michael Easterling

A new drug being investigated by Marwan Fakih, M.D., professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research and medical director of the Judy & Bernard Briskin Center for Clinical Research, is "potentially practice-changing," Fakih said.

Inspired by sci-fi, radiologist forges new frontiers in cancer diagnostics

June 4, 2019 | Maxine Nunes

Ammar Chaudhry, M.D., a radiologist with degrees in biology and physics and founder and director of City of Hope’s new Precision Imaging Lab, is currently working with some paradigm-shifting concepts that promise to transform the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients.

Teen cancer survivor’s leg "grows" with him thanks to magnetic prosthesis

May 30, 2019 | Zen Vuong

With new technology available at City of Hope, 14-year-old bone cancer patient Kaysen Camat-Toki is using a magnet to make his right leg grow.

Study finds thousands of cancer cases linked to poor diet alone

May 24, 2019 | Samantha Bonar

About 5% of cancer cases are attributable solely to a poor diet, according to a new study published May 22. The effect of a bad diet was highest on digestive system cancers.

5 things to know about skin cancer with Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

May 24, 2019 | Kevin Chesley

Skin cancer is a largely survivable and curable form of cancer. Even its most rare and aggressive form, melanoma, has a high cure rate thanks to leading-edge treatments. But it’s still important to be careful, according to City of Hope's Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical social workers help navigate complex cultural issues

May 23, 2019 | Bob Young

Because language and cultural differences can be serious obstacles for cancer patients and their families seeking medical and emotional support, using bilingual clinical social workers to coordinate care and offer counseling is key.