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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Half-matches open door to bone marrow transplant for more patients

May 6, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

City of Hope doctors have performed more than 250 haploidentical stem cell transplants in the last five years. They are giving more and more patients a new treatment option.

A new standard of care: HIV not a barrier to stem cell transplants

May 2, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

Where in the early days of the HIV epidemic the idea of stem cell transplants for HIV patients with cancer was considered crazy, the procedure is now commonly performed.

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.

Leukemia created a roadblock, music lifted her past it

December 20, 2018 | Zen Vuong

Meet City of Hope 2019 Rose Parade float rider Olivia Gaines, an aspiring songwriter and amateur pianist who has witnessed how music speaks to the heart and calms spirits.

After multiple myeloma, recording artist plays on

December 18, 2018 | Zen Vuong

Seven City of Hope patients will welcome the New Year atop City of Hope’s 47th Rose Parade float, “Harmony of Hope.” Meet float rider Abraham Laboriel, a world-renowned bassist whose work has been featured in 4,000 recordings and film soundtracks, including “Coco,” “Frozen” and “Incredibles 2.”

‘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.

Promising Sickle Cell Research Gets Nearly $6MM Boost from CIRM

March 22, 2018 | Michael Easterling

Thanks to a $5.74 million award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, City of Hope’s Joseph Rosenthal, M.D., and his team can advance their research into finding a cure for sickle cell disease.

‘I Thought I Had This Thing Beat’: A Story of Relapse and Recovery

January 17, 2018 | Jennifer Mattson

In the summer of 2015, Mollie Warner was living a happy, active life in Rancho Cucamonga, California, with her husband. She worked out regularly at the gym, lifted weights and was even taking a kickboxing class when she started feeling fatigued.

George Winston, Celebrated Composer, Writes Latest Album while Recuperating at City of Hope

January 11, 2018 | Michael Easterling

Celebrated acoustic solo pianist George Winston spent most of the first quarter of 2013 at City of Hope, recuperating after receiving a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. There, he wrote his latest album, "Spring Carousel."