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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Thanh Dellinger, M.D.: New Options in the Fight Against Abdominal Cancers

July 5, 2018 | City of Hope

The peritoneum can become the avenue cancer uses to jump from one structure in the belly to another. Tumors in the peritoneum itself can be very difficult to treat, but gynecologic oncologist Thanh Dellinger, M.D., is up to the challenge.

Meet Maria de Leon, M.D.: Bringing Quality Cancer Care to Local Communities

April 13, 2018 | Maxine Nunes

What’s absent from a child’s world often forms their goals and desires as an adult. Surgeon Maria de Leon, M.D., grew up in a small town in the Philippines, and what people there desperately needed was medical care.

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.

Ernest Han, M.D., Ph.D.: Skill, Compassion and 'A New Leaf'

June 29, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

After nine years performing intricate cancer surgery at City of Hope, gynecologic oncologist Ernest Han, M.D., Ph.D., is the kind of doctor women seek out. Patients have called him “brilliant,” “amazing” and an “expert in his field.” Some even turn to Han after starting with another physician, citing his compassion.

Making headway in the treatment of gynecologic cancers

June 8, 2017 | Denise Heady

The evolution of cancer treatment continues to progress, particularly for gynecologic cancers. More women are becoming cancer survivors and physicians, surgeons and researchers now have a better understanding of genetic alteration in cancer development, carving the way for better and more individualized treatments.

What women need to know about gynecologic cancers

October 3, 2016 | Alison Shore

Gynecologic oncology surgeon Ernest Han, M.D., shares how he and City of Hope are on a mission to ease patients’ anxieties; find better diagnostic and treatment methods; and empower women with the knowledge they need to maintain their gynecologic health.