January 29, 2019 | Michael Easterling
In January 1979, the National Academy of Sciences published a paper about an innovative discovery at City of Hope that would forever change how diabetes is treated. Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., and Keiichi Itakura, Ph.D., revolutionized diabetes treatment when they made a novel gene, one that coded for human insulin.
City of Hope doctor crowns health-themed film of the year
February 20, 2019 | Maxine Nunes
Each year, City of Hope's Cary Presant, M.D., gives the HOME award to the movie that has made the greatest contribution to understanding the challenges patients and their loved ones may face.
New in '19: 5 things to know about cervical cancer
January 26, 2019 | Dory Benford
Over the past 40 years, the mortality rate for cervical cancer patients has decreased by over 50 percent, but there is also some concerning news, as cervical cancer screening rates have fallen in recent years. Here are five things every woman (and man) should know about cervical cancer.
Wife, mother of two in remission thanks to experimental CAR T cell therapy
December 20, 2018 | Leti Marquez & Zen Vuong
Meet float rider Cheryl Wiers, a wife and mother of two who battled cancer twice only to have it return. She eventually found prolonged remission thanks to a CAR T Cell therapy offered at City of Hope.
How an artist found the beauty in his cancer journey
November 30, 2018 | Dory Benford
Paul Ecke hasn't let a Stage 4 cancer diagnosis slow him down. Thanks to his doctor, Tanya Dorff, M.D., the artist has turned the pain of his diagnosis into beautiful works of art he shares with the world.
This former football player refuses to let prostate cancer beat him
November 2, 2018 | Dory Benford
Former football player John Hardy discusses his prostate cancer diagnosis, his successful treatment at City of Hope and the need for black men, who are at higher risk of developing the disease, to see a urologist regularly and undergo PSA testing.
NoShaver campaign seeks to raise funds for prostate cancer research and treatment
November 1, 2018 | Molly Peck
Hugo Godinez, a sergeant for the Los Angeles School Police Department, jumped at the chance to participate in NoShaver, a fundraising campaign to support finding a cure of prostate cancer, in partnership with City of Hope.
City of Hope nutritionists weigh in on study that says eating organic prevents cancer
October 25, 2018 | Samantha Bonar
A study published Oct. 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine found that those who frequently eat organic foods lower their overall risk of developing cancer, in particular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and postmenopausal breast cancer. City of Hope nutritionists Elaine Siu and Dhvani Bhatt weigh in.
Prostate cancer advances help extend a patient's life
September 11, 2018 | Dory Benford
Johnny Lopez's research into the latest prostate cancer treatments, clinical trials, experimental therapies — anything to avoid chemotherapy, and a recommendation from a friend also battling prostate cancer, led him to Tanya Dorff, M.D., and City of Hope.
New Briskin Center for Clinical Research opens at City of Hope
September 7, 2018 | Michael Easterling
By moving all of the clinical research services and staff to one place, we are enabling many of our patients to complete all of their clinical trial appointments in a single visit at a single location. The Briskin Center includes infusion areas, nursing stations, exam and procedure rooms, onsite pharmacy and lab services, a dedicated registration site and outdoor seating for patients and their families.
Cancer and Diabetes: More Connections Than You Think
July 4, 2018 | Abe Rosenberg
Many people struggle with both diabetes and cancer at the same time — none of this is random or coincidental. Rather, it's clear that, from biology to risk factors to treatment options, cancer and diabetes are intimately related in many ways.