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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Joanne Mortimer, M.D., named ASCO fellow, recognized for extraordinary service

March 27, 2019 | Samantha Bonar

Joanne Mortimer, M.D., was one of just 25 oncologists nationwide named a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology for 2019. The distinction recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication and commitment to ASCO.

Caltech-City of Hope Biomedical Research Initiative marks 10th year of ‘big ideas’

November 12, 2018 | Michael Easterling

Now celebrating its 10th year, the Caltech and City of Hope Biomedical Research Initiative continues to change the future of science and medicine.

Thousands Will Gather to Fight Women's Cancers, Honor Loved Ones at City of Hope’s Annual Walk for Hope

October 23, 2017 | Denise Heady

On Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, breast cancer patient Kaye McDonald will walk beside 10,000 supporters — fellow cancer patients, survivors, physicians, nurses, family and friends — to help raise funds and awareness for women’s cancers at City of Hope’s annual Walk for Hope. The event helps City of Hope researchers and scientists create new cancer treatments that benefit women everywhere.

Men and Breast Cancer: Should You Be Tested?

July 25, 2017 | City of Hope

What many people don’t realize is that men, too, can experience breast cancer. Though much rarer in men than in women, about 2,470 new cases of male breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society.

Six things women can do to reduce their risk for breast cancer

October 11, 2016 | City of Hope

There are many factors for breast cancer that can be reduced through simple lifestyle and behavior changes. Joanne Mortimer, M.D., encourages women to take the following steps to minimize their chance of getting breast cancer.

Simple gifts: How a family pulled through, then gave back

August 9, 2016 | City of Hope

When Lauren Baum Nollette was suddenly thrust into a battle with breast cancer at just 28 years old, she found much needed stability in the simple fact that her father, Jim, was present visits and surgeries. Now eight years on, her father has established the new Baum Family Professorship in Women's Cancers to be used to advance breast cancer research.

Breast Cancer: 'It's supposed to be a woman's disease'

June 15, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

Male breast cancer is unusual. Breast cancer being cast as “a woman’s disease” means men aren’t checking for it and therefore tend to be diagnosed later. Despite the paltry number of cases, being vigilant is important for men - a lesson Don Hoffman learned the hard way.

Breast cancer survivors should skip late night snacking, study says

April 5, 2016 | City of Hope

Breast cancer patients who indulge in midnight snacking might be doing harm to more than just their waistlines - they could be increasing their risk for reocurrence, according to a new study published in JAMA Oncology.

National Doctors Day: Transforming cancer care through research

March 30, 2016 | Denise Heady

Today, on National Doctors Day, it is important that we celebrate not only the tremendous work physicians do each day to expertly care for and treat their patients, but also recognize those doctors who divide their time between patient rooms and the laboratory, relentlessly pursuing new discoveries to better manage and treat the disease.