April 24, 2019 | Michael Easterling and Samantha Bonar
City of Hope’s bone marrow transplant program recently performed the procedure on its 15,000th patient, a remarkable milestone considering that the initiative started with just two physicians, three beds and guarded expectations in 1976.
Steven Rosen, M.D., inducted into the Association of American Physicians
April 30, 2019 | Michael Easterling
Provost and Chief Scientific Officer Steven T. Rosen, M.D., the Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair, has been inducted as a member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP). Membership to the AAP is bestowed upon those physicians who indicate a "pre-eminence and the highest caliber of physician-led science accomplishments and scientific leadership."
John Rossi, Ph.D., receives highest honor from American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy
April 29, 2019 | Michael Easterling
John Rossi, Ph.D., the Lidow Family Research Chair and professor of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy.
Joanne Mortimer, M.D., named ASCO fellow, recognized for extraordinary service
March 27, 2019 | Samantha Bonar
Joanne Mortimer, M.D., was one of just 25 oncologists nationwide named a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology for 2019. The distinction recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication and commitment to ASCO.
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.