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.
Exercise Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Breast Cancer Patients
April 23, 2019 | Letisia Marquez
After taking part in a 16-week exercise intervention, women who had early-stage breast cancer, and who were also inactive and overweight or obese, had a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a new study in JAMA Oncology.
Researchers detail new findings at 2019 AACR meeting
March 28, 2019 | Zen Vuong
City of Hope will showcase ongoing studies and data on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, immunotherapy against solid tumors and more at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting from March 29 through April 3 in Atlanta.
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.
Diagnosis and treatment at the same time? With theranostics, it's possible
March 27, 2019 | Zen Vuong
A City of Hope scientist and his colleagues have developed a user-friendly approach to creating “theranostics” — therapy combined with diagnostics — that target specific tumors and diseases.
Vanessa Jonsson, Ph.D.: An engineer tackles CAR T cell therapy
February 13, 2019 | City of Hope
Vanessa Jonsson, Ph.D., focuses on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. Using such tools as computational analysis and mathematical modeling, she examines the complex interactions between the tumor, the patient’s immune system and the therapy to learn how the tumor evades the immune response.
Breast cancer survivor starts living a ‘purposeful life’
December 18, 2018 | Zen Vuong
Seven City of Hope patients will welcome the New Year atop City of Hope’s 47th Rose Parade float, “Harmony of Hope.” Meet Candida Celaya, a breast cancer survivor who is using her second chance at life to give back to the community.
Minor diet changes can affect cancer risk, researcher finds
November 9, 2018 | City of Hope
On one hand, City of Hope's Rowan Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D., is a medical oncologist and breast cancer expert. On the other, he’s a scientist specializing in observational studies who ranks among the most cited researchers in the world.
First-of-its-kind CAR T clinical trial enrolls HER2+ breast cancer patients with brain metastases
October 30, 2018 | City of Hope
City of Hope is now enrolling patients in a phase 1 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of CAR T cell therapy in patients with HER2+ breast cancer that has metastasized to the brain.