City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.
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.
March 2, 2017 | City of Hope
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer and the second deadliest. Despite those grim statistics, in most states less than 20 percent of racial and ethnic minorities have been screened for CRC within the past year. For physicians and scientists at City of Hope, that number is far too low.
February 27, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Samantha Hoopes may be best known for her appearances in Carl’s Jr. commercials or gracing the pages of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. But the Los Angeles-based model was recently thrilled to make a visit to City of Hope, where she discovered “a new family.”
February 15, 2017 | Denise Heady
A survivors' bell hanging in City of Hope’s main Duarte campus has been rung by more than 200 patients since it was donated by ovarian cancer survivor Becky Velazquez-McIntyre two summers ago. And now she is taking the survivor bell ritual to the rest of the 13 City of Hope community practice sites.
February 14, 2017 | Dory Benford
The physical, mental and emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis can shake the foundation of even the most solid relationship, but by communicating openly, working together as a team and developing a new normal, the experience can actually bring couples closer than ever before.
February 13, 2017 | City of Hope
City of Hope, along with the National Urban league, Anthem and Pfizer, recently announced the launch of Take Action for Health, a free interactive website aimed at reducing some of the greatest health risks facing the African American community today: breast cancer, heart disease and emotional well-being.
February 10, 2017 | Dory Benford
While Valentine's Day is synonymous with heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, red roses and greeting cards, at its best, the holiday is an opportunity to express love for the people in your life who matter most. There is perhaps no group more deserving of that love than cancer patients. We asked the members of our Facebook community to share with us how their loved ones provided support, encouragement and assistance during their cancer journeys.
February 7, 2017 | Letisia Marquez
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Jorge Chavez is in search of a bone marrow donor for a transplant. He is battling acute myeloid leukemia.
February 1, 2017 | City of Hope
City of Hope and San Antonio Regional Hospital are joining forces to expand access to leading-edge cancer care, research and services in the Inland Empire.
December 21, 2016 | City of Hope
In 2004, Ryan Russek started Wish upon a Toy, a nonprofit charity that brings holiday gifts and toys to children and adults at City of Hope. That first year, Russek and his dad bought as many toys as they could afford and handed them out to the patients on the pediatric unit.