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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Bone Marrow Donor Travels Across Country to Meet 8-Year-Old Recipient

May 10, 2019 | Letisia Marquez

Father of two Rosendo Moreno of Chicago didn't hesitate when Be The Match asked if he would be interested in being a bone marrow donor for 5-year-old Zuleika Flores of San Diego. Three years later, they finally meet.

Half-matches open door to bone marrow transplant for more patients

May 6, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

City of Hope doctors have performed more than 250 haploidentical stem cell transplants in the last five years. They are giving more and more patients a new treatment option.

Scientists gaining on graft-versus-host disease

May 2, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

Scientist Defu Zeng is tackling graft-versus-host disease, a common side effect of bone marrow transplants, taking several tacks that include modulating T cells and fine-tuning specific proteins and antibodies.

A new standard of care: HIV not a barrier to stem cell transplants

May 2, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

Where in the early days of the HIV epidemic the idea of stem cell transplants for HIV patients with cancer was considered crazy, the procedure is now commonly performed.

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.

Life-changing transplant gives sickle cell patient a second chance

October 3, 2018 | Abe Rosenberg

Before her bone marrow transplant at City of Hope, Cierra Jackson's future was uncertain thanks to her sickle cell disease. Now, she's pushing forward with her dreams and helping others with the disease.

From lymphoma patient to lymphoma advocate

September 5, 2018 | Samantha Bonar

With a fussy 5-month-old, Aza Khachikyan, 27, thought she was struggling with normal new-mom fatigue. Then she received a life-changing diagnosis: Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Promising Sickle Cell Research Gets Nearly $6MM Boost from CIRM

March 22, 2018 | Michael Easterling

Thanks to a $5.74 million award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, City of Hope’s Joseph Rosenthal, M.D., and his team can advance their research into finding a cure for sickle cell disease.