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.
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.
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.
‘Engage and Educate’: Veronica Jones, M.D., on Addressing Health Disparities
February 19, 2018 | Robert Young
City of Hope's Veronica Jones, M.D., is doing her part to engage African-American communities and raise awareness of the importance of breast cancer preventive care.
What to Know About Robotic Surgery for Gynecologic Cancers
January 31, 2018 | Kevin Chesley
One of the ways that City of Hope is innovating in the treatment of gynecologic cancers is through robotic surgery — and that's good news.
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.
Robotic surgery is less invasive for gynecologic cancer
August 4, 2017 | City of Hope
More than 107,470 women in the United States are diagnosed with gynecologic cancers each year. However, thanks to developments in technology, many of these cancers can now be treated with robotic surgery.
20th Annual Walk for Hope raises funds for cancer treatments to benefit women everywhere
July 19, 2016 | Denise Heady
For 20 years, thousands of cancer survivors, patients, families and friends have participated in City of Hope’s annual Walk for Hope to not only raise money and awareness for women’s cancers, but to support and honor all those who have fought - or even will fight - women's cancers. Register today.
When a parent has cancer: Helping a child understand, and cope
April 4, 2016 | City of Hope
When his mother’s cervical cancer went into remission, 9-year-old Edgar Anthony de la Cueva spread the news to everyone. “My mom beat cancer,” he boasted. But the celebration soon turned bittersweet when the family learned that his father had been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
HPV vaccination: 4 facts you should know
January 27, 2016 | H. Chung So
Health experts agree that getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the easiest and most effective way to prevent cervical cancers. However, vaccination rates in the United States remain low, with only 40 percent of girls and 21 percent of boys having completed the three-dose cycle in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Reduce your risk of cervical cancer: get screened for HPV
January 11, 2016 | Veronique de Turenne
Get screened for HPV. That’s the message from experts working to reduce the number of cervical cancer cases.