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Half-matches open door to bone marrow transplant for more patients

May 6, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

City of Hope doctors have performed more than 250 haploidentical stem cell transplants in the last five years. They are giving more and more patients a new treatment option.

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Scientists gaining on graft-versus-host disease

May 2, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

Scientist Defu Zeng is tackling graft-versus-host disease, a common side effect of bone marrow transplants, taking several tacks that include modulating T cells and fine-tuning specific proteins and antibodies.

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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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Def Leppard guitarist defies cancer diagnosis

March 29, 2019 | Samantha Bonar

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2013. After chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant failed, immunotherapy has kept his cancer at bay for the last four years.

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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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Abraham Laboriel | City of Hope

After multiple myeloma, recording artist plays on

December 18, 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 float rider Abraham Laboriel, a world-renowned bassist whose work has been featured in 4,000 recordings and film soundtracks, including “Coco,” “Frozen” and “Incredibles 2.”

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