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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Pro surfer JoJo Roper visits City of Hope pediatric patients

November 6, 2018 | Lora Pentoney

JoJo Roper, a professional big-wave surfer, recently visited City of Hope’s pediatric department as part of his campaign to bring awareness to childhood cancer.

‘Superhero’ patient returns to city of hope to trick or treat

October 31, 2018 | Samantha Bonar

Last March, City of Hope pediatric AML patient Chris Leal was getting ready to undergo a stem cell transplant. Now, after spending most of his young life in hospitals, Chris is back home playing with his favorite trains.

New handheld heart monitor is a breakthrough for childhood cancer survivors

June 22, 2018 | Maxine Nunes

A new electronic monitor called Vivio, developed by Caltech with City of Hope, promises to make cardiac screening easier and more accessible for cancer patients and physicians.

Teen Cancer Survivor Holds Second Annual Basketball Fundraiser

May 22, 2018 | Samantha Bonar

When Tyler Varing was diagnosed with germ cell cancer at 15, he went to City of Hope for treatment. Now, 10 years after he was cured, Tyler is giving back by holding a basketball tournament that raises money for City of Hope’s Pediatric Cancer Fund.

Albertsons Raises Over $1 Million for City of Hope’s Pediatric Cancer Program

April 18, 2018 | Dory Benford

Shoppers at Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions grocery stores are doing their part to help City of Hope conquer childhood cancers.

First FDA-approved CAR T Therapy for Some Types of ALL to Be Offered at City of Hope

April 13, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope recently announced that it is a certified treatment center to administer tisagenlecleucel CAR T cell therapy – the first CAR T cell therapy approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – to patients.

City of Hope Patient Gets Custom Superhero Costume from ‘Aquaman’ Designer

April 9, 2018 | Samantha Bonar

The comprehensive care team at City of Hope strives to keep their patients’ spirits up. That’s how leukemia patient Chris Leal, 2, ended up with a custom superhero costume created by one of Hollywood’s top costume designers.

Hannah’s Story: From City of Hope Patient to City of Hope Nurse

February 15, 2018 | Alison Shore

We all know stories about people carving out careers based on an inspirational event or person. The professional athlete who admired an Olympian. For Hannah Komai, a registered nurse in pediatric hematology/oncology at City of Hope, inspiration came by way of another pediatric oncology nurse, Molly Lambert.

Former City of Hope Patient Inspires Others Facing Childhood Cancer

February 6, 2018 | Robin Heffler

It’s been more than 25 years, but the Tadros family still remembers the anxiety of learning that then 3-year-old Bishoy had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer. But they also remember the hope they mustered from within and from the medical care he received thousands of miles away.