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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Bold steps toward a cure: Clinical trials at City of Hope

May 3, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

City of Hope’s clinical trials program is special because it was built with the same core values as the institution itself: an emphasis on leading-edge medicine, compassionate care, rapid bench-to-bedside research and always putting the patient first.

City of Hope launches first CAR T cell trial targeting CS1 protein in multiple myeloma

April 26, 2019 | City of Hope

City of Hope is now enrolling relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma patients for a first-of-its kind chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy phase I trial.

Researchers detail new findings at 2019 AACR meeting

March 28, 2019 | Zen Vuong

City of Hope will showcase ongoing studies and data on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, immunotherapy against solid tumors and more at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting from March 29 through April 3 in Atlanta.

Finding better treatments for devastating rare diseases

February 27, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

City of Hope has long been renowned for its expertise in treating cancer and diabetes. But specialists here also are tackling lesser-known but equally devastating diseases that may or may not have an oncologic component.

Vanessa Jonsson, Ph.D.: An engineer tackles CAR T cell therapy

February 13, 2019 | City of Hope

Vanessa Jonsson, Ph.D., focuses on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. Using such tools as computational analysis and mathematical modeling, she examines the complex interactions between the tumor, the patient’s immune system and the therapy to learn how the tumor evades the immune response.

Clinical research nurses: ‘Shepherds’ of the CAR T program

January 9, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

What's it like to work at the center of a true medical and scientific revolution? It's emotional, often overwhelming. But it’s also a place to witness miracles. Such is the life of the clinical research nurses who staff City of Hope's CAR T cell program.