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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Clinical social workers and the science of caring

April 17, 2019 | Bob Young

Clinical social workers identify sources of distress and teach coping skills to manage the challenges that come with treatment. They also connect patients to community resources for mental health services, as well as financial and transportation assistance.

Child Life Specialists Help Kids on Cancer Journey

March 21, 2019 | Samantha Bonar

City of Hope’s Child Life team provides information and support during hospitalization and outpatient treatment for infants, children, teens and their families.

Caring for the caregivers: Palliative physicians support more than patients

February 21, 2019 | Malcolm Bedell

Palliative care physicians specialize in relieving suffering and improving quality of life for patients at any stage of cancer treatment. This whole-body, holistic care can extend beyond the patient to include resources and support for caregivers and loved ones.

With palliative physicians, treatment options never run out

February 18, 2019 | Malcolm Bedell

Many of the members of the cancer care team need to be focused on the disease itself. Palliative care physicians take more of a holistic approach, more patient-focused.

Palliative care vs. hospice care: What's the difference?

February 8, 2019 | Jenny Peters

For many patients, the words “palliative care" strike a chord of fear, as they closely associate that term with "hospice care" and end-of-life treatment. But they are not the same thing.

5 tips for battling cancer-related fatigue

February 6, 2019 | City of Hope

Fatigue is not inevitable. If you’re feeling weary, speak up – and then try these five strategies to regain your energy.

The science of spirituality: Fighting cancer from within

January 7, 2019 | Dory Benford

People being treated for cancer are used to being asked how they feel: Are you tired today? Nauseous? In pain? But Terry L. Irish, Rev., D. Min., B.C.C., puts a different spin on the question.

Symptom managers: The critical role of palliative medicine

December 7, 2018 | Dory Benford

We spoke to Purvi Patel, M.D., assistant clinical professor, Department of Supportive Care Medicine, about the role of palliative medicine in cancer care.

City of Hope physician addresses grief in powerful new paper

October 26, 2018 | Robert Young

City of Hope's Chandana Banerjee, M.D., M.P.A., had a childhood dream to become a writer or poet, but when an unexpected and life-changing tragedy struck, she used her experience focused on helping patients deal with grief.