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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Colorectal tumor biomarker may predict immunotherapy effectiveness

May 2, 2019 | Zen Vuong

The takeaway of foundational research by a City of Hope physician-scientist and his colleagues is that patients with metastatic colorectal cancer and a high tumor mutation score should consider immunotherapy as initial treatment.

Combined immunotherapy could tackle advanced cancers

April 15, 2019 | Zen Vuong

City of Hope physician-scientists recently opened two clinical trials to investigate a combination of cytokines and immunotherapy that may be able to transform nearly impossible-to-treat cancer into a disease that can be corralled into remission.

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.

Australian patient travels 9,000 miles for a cure

March 7, 2019 | Michael Easterling

Australian lobster fisherman David Thompson traveled 9,000 miles for treatment at City of Hope after being diagnosed with Stage 4 oropharyngeal cancer. Given just six weeks to live, he is thriving more than a year after participating in an immunotherapy clinical trial.

New Immunotherapy for Colon Cancer Answers a Patient's Prayer

December 24, 2018 | Maxine Nunes

After a CAT scan found a suspicious spot, a colonoscopy showed that Quiana Godinez had colon cancer. Godinez was put on the breakthrough immunotherapy drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab), which had just received FDA approval for certain types of cancers, including hers.

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.