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Leif BMT Reunion | City of Hope

Leukemia patient finds donor halfway around the world

May 9, 2019 | Letisia Marquez

Acute myeloid leukemia patient Leif Voeltz's perfect match for a bone marrow transplant was located in Germany. Now Marcel Waldmann is traveling to the U.S. for the first time to meet the man whose life he saved.

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CIRM Annual Symposium of the Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Network

Bone marrow transplants have broken the age barrier

May 7, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

City of Hope’s bone marrow transplant program recently performed the procedure on its 15,000th patient. Today, age is no longer a barrier to transplant.

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AML | City of Hope

City of Hope investigates a novel therapeutic approach in AML

April 26, 2019 | City of Hope

City of Hope opens recruitment for a phase I/II dose-finding study of novel agent 8-chloro-adenosine in patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia.

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Olivia Gaines at the Rose Parade | City of Hope

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.

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Caitlin Herron | City of Hope

Music powers pediatric patient through treatment

December 19, 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 teenage float rider Caitlin Herron, who has courageously battled cancer and said that despite all the negatives, cancer has changed her perspective on life, forced her to overcome fears and enabled her to reach her full potential.

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Nicole, Pediatric Cancer Survivor | City of Hope

Childhood cancer survivor Nicole Schulz tackles another challenge - the side effects of treatment

November 26, 2018 | Maxine Nunes

At 14, City of Hope patient Nicole Schulz was a girl on the go, and even acute myeloid leukemia couldn’t stop her. Now she's facing a new challenge - the side effects of her lifesaving treatment.

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Chris Martinez | City Hope

‘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.

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Superkid Chris Martinez | City of Hope

City of Hope Patient Gets Custom Superhero Costume from ‘Aquaman’ Designer

April 9, 2018 | Samantha Bonar

The comprehensive care team at City of Hope strives to keep their patients’ spirits up. That’s how leukemia patient Chris Leal, 2, ended up with a custom superhero costume created by one of Hollywood’s top costume designers.

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Jianjun Chen

New Researcher Takes Aim at Acute Myeloid Leukemia

February 27, 2018 | City of Hope

Acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, is one of the most common and fatal forms of blood-related cancers. Jianjun Chen, Ph.D., a new faculty member at City of Hope, dedicates much of his research program to learning more about the disease.

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Mollie and Her Donor | City of Hope

‘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.

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