U.S. News: City of Hope Is Best Cancer Hospital in the West

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.

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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.

Four Things to Know About Head and Neck Cancers

April 3, 2018 | Tyler Stoudt

Cancers of the head and neck frighten patients, but there are new methodologies that should ease minds, according to City of Hope's Thomas Gernon, M.D.

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.