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Young mom prevails against stage 4 lung cancer
July 29, 2020 | by Abe Rosenberg
Tabitha Paccione was a 35-year-old nonsmoker when she was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer after almost a year of misdiagnoses. Luckily, she found City of Hope's Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D., who identified her rare cancer type and put her on a unique treatment regimen. She is now in remission.
lung cancer | Patient Care
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A genetic test may predict your susceptibility to COVID
July 28, 2020 | by Maxine Nunes
HLA typing — a simple genetic procedure used in bone marrow transplants — might help determine who is most at risk for contracting COVID-19, who might have the worst response and how the most effective vaccine can be developed.
Patient Care | COVID-19
Kidney Cancer
A personalized roadmap
to treat kidney cancer
July 24, 2020 | by Zen Vuong
Physician-scientists at City of Hope and TGen are using one of the world’s most comprehensive genomic analysis tools to determine whether targeted therapy or immunotherapy has the best chance of working for each individual patient.
Patient Care | Research
Breakthroughs - World Health Day - beating diabetes
Study tackles mechanism of metabolic memory in diabetes
July 22, 2020 | by Letisia Marquez
Prior episodes of poor glycemic control can result in long-term sustained complications for people with diabetes even if they are able to institute good glycemic control later in life. In a new study, City of Hope’s Rama Natarajan, Ph.D., identified for the first time an underlying mechanism for this "metabolic memory."
Diabetes | Research
Aiden and his brother | City of Hope
'Cancer can't wait': Aiden’s story
July 22, 2020 | by Abe Rosenberg
Seven-year-old Aiden couldn't delay his stem cell transplant until after the coronavirus crisis abated. Despite the risks, his City of Hope team kept him safe. Cancer treatment has continued uninterrupted, with multiple safety and security enhancements added.
Patient Care
Mustafa Raoof
Young surgeon/scientist awarded for groundbreaking pancreatic cancer research
July 14, 2020 | by Maxine Nunes
Mustafa Raoof, M.D., a surgical oncologist and researcher specializing in gastrointestinal cancers at City of Hope, received the grants for his groundbreaking work on pancreatic cancer.
Research | Patient Care