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Blood donation recipient gives back in a big way
January 23, 2020 | by Michael Easterling
When Scott Zechiel was 16, he he lost so much blood during an appendectomy that he needed six transfusions. Now a 55-year-old software engineer, Zechiel is City of Hope's most prolific platelet donor, having donated 345 units of platelets to date.
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City of Hope wins two awards for excellence in patient care
January 15, 2020 | by Vanessa Skillman
City of Hope recently received two national awards for excellence in inpatient care — the 2019 Guardian of Excellence award and the 2019 Pinnacle of Excellence award — from Press Ganey.
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Oncology nurse and palliative care expert reflects on 30 years at
City of Hope
January 15, 2020 | by Michael Easterling
In the nearly 42 years since she found her “calling,” Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., M.A., R.N., has established herself as a world-renowned expert on palliative and hospice care. She recently joined the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in health and medicine.
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Aspirin appears to curb
colorectal cancer recurrence
January 13, 2020 | by Zen Vuong
The benefits of a daily aspirin may extend beyond heart health to colorectal cancer treatment, say City of Hope researchers who have found aspirin appears to reduce tumor growth and inhibit recurrence.
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Lung Cancer
Cancer death rate shows
steep decline in U.S.
January 9, 2020 | by Samantha Bonar
The cancer death rate in the United States showed its largest single-year drop ever reported, falling 2.2% from 2016 to 2017, according to the latest numbers from the American Cancer Society.
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Donations increase as blood bank recruitment goes digital
January 9, 2020 | by Maxine Nunes
Thanks to a new blood donor digital recruitment strategy targeting millennials, donation appointments have increased 81% over last year. Although it’s a huge improvement, there are still not enough donors to provide City of Hope with all of the blood and platelets it needs.
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