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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.

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Joseph Alvarnas, M.D.: Telling the Human Story

May 4, 2018 | Abe Rosenberg

Joseph Alvarnas, M.D. describes himself as a storyteller, and for the City of Hope hematologist/oncologist, stories play a key role in how he sees the medical profession, his role in it, and even why he became a physician in the first place.

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City of Hope Physicians and Scientists Present Trailblazing Research at Annual ASCO Meeting

June 2, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope physicians and researchers are headed to Chicago to present groundbreaking research on blood stem cell transplants for HIV patients, immunotherapies, unique treatment options for older adults battling breast cancer and other topics during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) 2017 Annual Meeting June 2 to 6.

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CIRM Annual Symposium of the Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Network

CIRM Symposium: New Developments in Stem Cell Therapies

March 28, 2017 | Michael Easterling

The stories of patients who have benefited from stem cell therapies funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) were the focus of the second symposium of the institute’s Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Network.

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Doctors honor the Legacy of Transplant Pioneer Thomas Starzl

March 7, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Doctors nationwide are mourning the loss of Thomas E. Starzl, the surgeon and researcher who pioneered the liver transplant and the medications that made the procedure successful in the long term. Starzl died on March 4 at his home in Pittsburg at age 90.

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