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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Def Leppard guitarist defies cancer diagnosis

March 29, 2019 | Samantha Bonar

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2013. After chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant failed, immunotherapy has kept his cancer at bay for the last four years.

Wife, mother of two in remission thanks to experimental CAR T cell therapy

December 20, 2018 | Leti Marquez & Zen Vuong

Meet float rider Cheryl Wiers, a wife and mother of two who battled cancer twice only to have it return. She eventually found prolonged remission thanks to a CAR T Cell therapy offered at City of Hope.

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.

City of Hope to offer CAR T cell therapy for patients with the most common type of NHL

May 4, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope recently announced that it is one of the first treatment centers certified in the United States to administer tisagenlecleucel CAR T cell therapy to adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B cell lymphoma.

Larry Kwak, M.D., Ph.D., Receives Grant for Promising Lymphoma Work

January 12, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

Larry Kwak, M.D., Ph.D., received a grant to support his work with mantle cell lymphoma from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancer.

Combination Immunotherapy Shown to Be Effective Initial Treatment for Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

December 11, 2017 | Katie Neith

Researchers led by Alex Herrera, M.D. have found that a combination of two immunotherapy drugs may be a more tolerable way for patients to fight the disease before a transplant.

2018 Rose Parade: First pitch symbolizes new beginning for Division 1 baseball player

November 28, 2017 | Denise Heady

For the 46th year in a row, City of Hope will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year, 10 patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Here, we meet float rider Chad Bible, a 21-year-old college student and Division 1 baseball player at San Diego State University.