The Helix Blog
The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.
Cancer screening guidance from City of Hope experts
August 16, 2019 | Samantha Bonar
August 16 is National Cancer Screening Day for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. The day is an effort to increase awareness and education for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers.
City of Hope scientist receives $9.28M for CAR T trial for metastatic breast cancer
August 15, 2019 | Letisia Marquez
Saul Priceman, Ph.D., and his research team have received a $9.28 million award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to support a CAR T cell phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of women with HER2-positive breast cancer that has spread to the brain.
Researcher Awarded $3M Grant to Study Genomics of Breast Cancer in Latinas
August 14, 2019 | Jenny Peters
City of Hope researcher Susan Neuhausen, Ph.D., is studying genomic breast cancer risk among Latinas. The research is vital, as Latinas are underrepresented in studies of breast cancer and genetic risk assessment.
City of Hope lauded for lung, colon cancer surgery
August 12, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg
U.S. News & World Report, which recently named City of Hope the best cancer facility in the West, singled out the colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery divisions as “high performing.”
New ‘liquid biopsy’ blood test could improve breast cancer diagnostics
August 7, 2019 | Letisia Marquez
Developed by TGen and partners, the test could help avoid unnecessary surgeries and enable physicians to continuously monitor cancer. It works by measuring tiny particles of tumor DNA circulating in a patient's bloodstream.
First in the nation: City of Hope to offer experimental T cell drug for liver cancer patients
August 5, 2019 | Zen Vuong
An ongoing clinical study in China on the drug showed liver tumor shrinkage, regression of metastatic tumors and fewer side effects than in other T cell clinical trials.
Two new grants aim to advance pancreatic cancer treatment
July 24, 2019 | Cara Martinez
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has awarded two City of Hope researchers — Yuan Chen, Ph.D., and Xiaochun Yu, M.D., Ph.D. — $500,000 Translational Research Grants — a total gift of $1 million.
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