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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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Jaylon Fong | City of Hope

High school baseball standout Jaylon Fong is batting 1,000 against cancer

November 26, 2018 | Maxine Nunes

When Little League pitcher Jaylon Fong was 8, he was stricken with leukemia. At 12, he was finally declared cancer-free, only to relapse months later. But for him, cancer's just another opponent to beat.

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JoJo Roper, pro surfer, at City of Hope

Pro surfer JoJo Roper visits City of Hope pediatric patients

November 6, 2018 | Lora Pentoney

JoJo Roper, a professional big-wave surfer, recently visited City of Hope’s pediatric department as part of his campaign to bring awareness to childhood cancer.

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New handheld heart monitor is a breakthrough for childhood cancer survivors

June 22, 2018 | Maxine Nunes

A new electronic monitor called Vivio, developed by Caltech with City of Hope, promises to make cardiac screening easier and more accessible for cancer patients and physicians.

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Tyler Varing | City of Hope

Teen Cancer Survivor Holds Second Annual Basketball Fundraiser

May 22, 2018 | Samantha Bonar

When Tyler Varing was diagnosed with germ cell cancer at 15, he went to City of Hope for treatment. Now, 10 years after he was cured, Tyler is giving back by holding a basketball tournament that raises money for City of Hope’s Pediatric Cancer Fund.

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First FDA-approved CAR T Therapy for Some Types of ALL to Be Offered at City of Hope

April 13, 2018 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope recently announced that it is a certified treatment center to administer tisagenlecleucel CAR T cell therapy – the first CAR T cell therapy approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – to patients.

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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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Tadros patient story

Former City of Hope Patient Inspires Others Facing Childhood Cancer

February 6, 2018 | Robin Heffler

It’s been more than 25 years, but the Tadros family still remembers the anxiety of learning that then 3-year-old Bishoy had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer. But they also remember the hope they mustered from within and from the medical care he received thousands of miles away.

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City of Hope Researcher Receives Grant to Improve Cognitive Outcomes in Young Cancer Patients

July 7, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Sunita Patel, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist in the Population Sciences and Supportive Care Medicine departments at City of Hope, has received a $1.22 million grant from the American Cancer Society to test a new approach toward preventing long-term chemotherapy-related cognitive side effects in childhood cancer survivors from bilingual and Spanish-speaking families.

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