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.
Innovative approach using KITE-439 in targeting HPV-related malignancies
August 20, 2019 | City of Hope
HPV16-induced cancers, a strain that causes about 70% of all cervical cancers worldwide, are ideal candidates for targeted T cell therapy due to their nonself antigens.
City of Hope enrolling patients in clinical trial for HPV-linked cancers
August 20, 2019 | Letisia Marquez
A first-in-human, phase 1 T cell trial for patients who have human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers that have relapsed, or are resistant to treatment, is now open at City of Hope. The institution is the first to open such a trial on the West Coast.
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.