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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Changing Communities: 5 Ways to Combat Chronic Stress

April 14, 2017 | Dory Benford

We all experience stress, but its effects are perhaps most deeply felt in minority and underserved communities. We spoke to City of Hope psychologist Noe Chavez about why members of these communities are so stressed out and how that stress is affecting their overall health.

Can Stress Lead to Cancer? 5 Questions for Psychologist Noe Chavez

April 13, 2017 | Dory Benford

We all experience stress, but its effects are perhaps most deeply felt in minority and underserved communities. We spoke to City of Hope psychologist Noe Chavez about why members of these communities are so stressed out and how that stress is affecting their overall health.

Yoga helps cancer patients find relief

August 5, 2016 | Stephanie Smith

Yoga is an ancient practice – combining breath with movement – that can be a potent stress-reducer, mood enhancer and blood pressure-reducer. A City of Hope instructor offers five poses for cancer patients.

New findings suggest beta-blockers could slow or stop cancer growth

April 25, 2016 | Denise Heady

Chronic stress has long been linked to increasing cancer risk, and recent studies show that stress hormones play a direct role in supporting cancer growth. In a hopeful development, researchers at City of Hope have found that beta-blockers, a common medication used to treat high blood pressure, may be one answer to stopping cancer growth from stress — particularly brain metastases caused from breast cancer.