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.
New in '19: 5 things to know about cervical cancer
January 26, 2019 | Dory Benford
Over the past 40 years, the mortality rate for cervical cancer patients has decreased by over 50 percent, but there is also some concerning news, as cervical cancer screening rates have fallen in recent years. Here are five things every woman (and man) should know about cervical cancer.
Throat cancer survivor offers advice and inspiration to patients undergoing radiation
September 14, 2018 | Saundra Young
City of Hope throat cancer survivor Gerald Edick offers advice on how to get through cancer treatment.
From Agriculture to Virology: The Accidental Vaccine Developer
March 23, 2018 | Katie Neith
With undergrad training in horticulture, a master’s degree in entomology and a Ph.D. in agriculture, Javier Gordon Ogembo, Ph.D., more or less stumbled into medicine — and the field is lucky to have him.
5 Things You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer
January 3, 2018 | Dory Benford
In the case of cervical cancer, there is good news. Over the past 40 years, the mortality rate for cervical cancer patients has decreased by over 50 percent, thanks to the increased prevalence of the Pap test. The even better news is that in many cases, cervical cancer can be avoided altogether.
City of Hope Patient Julia Walker on Surviving and Thriving After Throat Cancer
September 22, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Finding out she had cancer of the tonsil and soft palate was the last thing Julia Walker, 59, expected. But she's come through the other side stronger and more appreciative of the little things in life.
Low Vaccination Rates for HPV a Serious ‘Public Health Threat’
January 11, 2017 | City of Hope
Several types of high-risk HPV are responsible for the vast majority of cervical, anal, oropharyngeal (middle throat) and other genital cancers that affect men and women. Although many of these HPV-associated cancers are preventable with a safe and effective vaccine, HPV vaccination (HPVV) rates across the U.S. remain low.
What women need to know about gynecologic cancers
October 3, 2016 | Alison Shore
Gynecologic oncology surgeon Ernest Han, M.D., shares how he and City of Hope are on a mission to ease patients’ anxieties; find better diagnostic and treatment methods; and empower women with the knowledge they need to maintain their gynecologic health.
6 key facts everyone needs to know about HPV and the HPV vaccine
August 29, 2016 | City of Hope
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Preteens and teenagers are the focus, which puts the HPV vaccine in particular in the spotlight. Dr. Ellie Maghami has highlighted six key facts about HPV and the HPV vaccine that everyone should know.
Throat pain: When is it something more serious?
April 29, 2016 | City of Hope
April is Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to remember to be aware of symptoms in this area, and that early diagnosis is the key to minimizing treatment side effects. Listen to Robert Kang, M.D. discuss treatment options.