July 29, 2019 | Letisia Marquez
City of Hope has been named the best cancer hospital in the West by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospitals: Specialty Ranking. This marks the 13th consecutive year it has been distinguished as one of the nation’s elite cancer hospitals.
A blood test for cancer? New department focuses on early detection
September 19, 2019 | Maxine Nunes
Dynamic and passionate — with a formidable track record of innovations in cancer care — Ajay Goel, Ph.D., M.S., has recently joined the staff at City of Hope, and he’s hit the ground running.
Cupcakes with her kids and a final journey home
September 18, 2019 | Michael Easterling
Diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia, Jessica Appel knew that her time was running out. Still, her story has a bittersweet ending, thanks to the many City of Hope employees on her care team who did everything they could to allow her to pass away on her own terms.
Evidence vs. judgement: New study examines how doctors make decisions
September 11, 2019 | Maxine Nunes
A recent paper co-authored by City of Hope’s Benjamin Djulbegovic, M.D., Ph.D., looks at how doctors make medical decisions: generally using evidence-based or consensus-based clinical guidelines, a system the authors find flawed.
Pediatric patient returns years later to work at City of Hope
September 3, 2019 | Michael Easterling
Gregory Osborn, who was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, now works at City of Hope as an associate clinical billing analyst.
A long road back for Orange County myeloma patient
August 28, 2019 | Bob Young
Multiple myeloma attacked Roy Zaragoza's spine and neck, causing him to lose strength in his legs and suffer severe vertigo, leaving him confined to a wheelchair. But he was determined to return to the cycling he loved.
Occupational therapists help cancer patients find their new normal
August 23, 2019 | C. Pete Lee
Occupational therapists at City of Hope assist cancer patients with learning how to do everyday tasks again — everything from brushing their teeth to using a computer to driving a car.
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 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.”
City of Hope is fourth in the nation in patient experience, according to U.S. News & World Report.
August 1, 2019 | Samvel Lazaryev
City of Hope ranked fourth in the country out of 885 hospitals surveyed in patient satisfaction according to U.S. News & World Report. Measurements included communication with and responsiveness of hospital staff, cleanliness and quietness of the hospital environment, pain management and communication about medicines.