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.
Disney pals entertain pediatric patients during ToyFest
April 8, 2019 | Michael Easterling
The pediatric patients in treatment at City of Hope are unable to go to Disneyland, so on March 14 Disneyland came to them, at the fourth annual winter ToyFest held on City of Hope’s main campus in Duarte, California.
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.
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.
Nurses Week 2017: Meet Delfa Grecia
May 8, 2017 | City of Hope
When Delfa Grecia, B.S.N., R.N., started working with pediatric patients in the outpatient clinic at City of Hope, “I would cry when they cried,” she recalled. “It is so hard not to be affected by their feelings. They are so little, and you just want to help.”
Advances: 2017 brings new therapies, new hope to those battling pediatric cancer
December 23, 2016 | Dory Benford
Great strides have been made in pediatric cancer and childhood disease treatment over the past few decades, and recent advances in the areas of gene therapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy will continue to move the field forward in 2017. We spoke to Joseph Rosenthal, M.D., M.H.C.M., professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at City of Hope, about the most significant developments he anticipates in pediatric research and treatment.
Good Samaritan Makes the Holidays Happen for Patients and Their Families
December 21, 2016 | City of Hope
In 2004, Ryan Russek started Wish upon a Toy, a nonprofit charity that brings holiday gifts and toys to children and adults at City of Hope. That first year, Russek and his dad bought as many toys as they could afford and handed them out to the patients on the pediatric unit.