June 25, 2018 | Katie Neith
In an effort to improve options for those with liver cancer, a group of researchers have identified a way of potentially treating a broad range of liver diseases and perhaps even other types of cancer.
New Genome-editing Platform Poised to Fuel the Next Generation of Genetic Medicines
July 16, 2018 | Zen Vuong
A novel gene-editing tool discovered at City of Hope has the potential to treat a variety of genetic diseases.
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.
‘Poverty is a Carcinogen’: The Link Between Environment and Cancer
April 11, 2018 | Josh Jenisch
The environment is full of all sorts of unpleasant things that can make you sick – bacteria, viruses, chemicals and even radiation. But exposure is higher for poor communities. And environment – be it social or physical – plays a critical role in the health of an individual and community.
Cancer Urban Legend: Cancer Runs in My Family, I Can’t Reduce My Risk
February 13, 2018 | Abe Rosenberg
As knowledge of cancer's genetic nature expands, so do the treatment options. Learn more from Thomas Slavin, M.D., clinical geneticist at City of Hope.
Cancer Urban Legend: Barbeque, Teflon, Nitrates, Sugar and Artificial Sweetener Can Increase My Cancer Risk
February 1, 2018 | Dory Benford
Maintaining a healthy diet can be challenging when so many popular foods and beverages are believed to contain ingredients, additives and chemicals that can heighten cancer risk.
Now is a good time to donate blood – and help save a life
January 19, 2018 | City of Hope
Patients at City of Hope – most of whom are fighting cancer – rely on more than 37,000 units of blood and platelets each year for their survival. And every one of those units comes from people like you – family, friends and other caring individuals who want to make a difference.
5 Things You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer
January 3, 2018 | Dory Benford
In the case of cervical cancer, there is good news. Over the past 40 years, the mortality rate for cervical cancer patients has decreased by over 50 percent, thanks to the increased prevalence of the Pap test. The even better news is that in many cases, cervical cancer can be avoided altogether.
Meet Our Doctors: Christina Yeon, M.D.
December 18, 2017 | Travis Marshall
Christina Yeon, M.D., was just a child when she came to U.S. from Seoul, South Korea. She works as a medical oncologist/hematologist and assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope’s 25,000 square-foot South Pasadena facility, which is home to a team of medical oncologists/hematologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and endocrinologists.
The Indomitable Miss Lyn: Breast Cancer Survivor
December 8, 2017 | Alison Shore
Tania Lewis had one question for City of Hope breast cancer surgeon Lesley Taylor, M.D., after her mother Lynzine LaGrone’s lumpectomy. Well, maybe it was a second question, after confirming all had gone well.