Australian patient travels 9,000 miles for a cure

March 7, 2019 | Michael Easterling

Australian lobster fisherman David Thompson traveled 9,000 miles for treatment at City of Hope after being diagnosed with Stage 4 oropharyngeal cancer. Given just six weeks to live, he is thriving more than a year after participating in an immunotherapy clinical trial.

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Pediatric oncologist uncovers young girl's rare bone disorder

March 15, 2019 | Jenny Peters

It took years before Lauren Lugo found her way to City of Hope and discovered she was suffering from a rare and painful bone disorder called hemangiomatosis.

Australian patient travels 9,000 miles for a cure

March 7, 2019 | Michael Easterling

Australian lobster fisherman David Thompson traveled 9,000 miles for treatment at City of Hope after being diagnosed with Stage 4 oropharyngeal cancer. Given just six weeks to live, he is thriving more than a year after participating in an immunotherapy clinical trial.

Five things everyone should know about pancreatic cancer

March 7, 2019 | Dory Benford

Longtime "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Susanne Gray Warner, M.D., a surgical oncologist at City of Hope, tells us what you need to know regarding the disease, which is the third-leading cause of cancer death.

‘Watch-and-wait’ approach for low-risk prostate cancer not without dangers

March 7, 2019 | Malcolm Bedell

Men diagnosed with “low-risk” prostate cancer are increasingly refusing more aggressive treatment in favor of a watch-and-wait approach. However, determining which patients truly fall into the “low-risk” category can prove more complicated than some tests would make it seem.

First Cancer Linked to Gluteal Implants Described

March 4, 2019 | Samantha Bonar

In the first reported case of its kind, gluteal implants have been linked to a rare form of cancer that ultimately led to a woman’s death.

Finding better treatments for devastating rare diseases

February 27, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

City of Hope has long been renowned for its expertise in treating cancer and diabetes. But specialists here also are tackling lesser-known but equally devastating diseases that may or may not have an oncologic component.

Caring for the caregivers: Palliative physicians support more than patients

February 21, 2019 | Malcolm Bedell

Palliative care physicians specialize in relieving suffering and improving quality of life for patients at any stage of cancer treatment. This whole-body, holistic care can extend beyond the patient to include resources and support for caregivers and loved ones.

With palliative physicians, treatment options never run out

February 18, 2019 | Malcolm Bedell

Many of the members of the cancer care team need to be focused on the disease itself. Palliative care physicians take more of a holistic approach, more patient-focused.

The science of second opinions: Advice from a surgeon

February 13, 2019 | City of Hope

Diagnostic errors are far from uncommon. In fact, one recent study found that they affect about 12 million people, or 1 in 20 patients, in the U.S. each year. Clayton Lau, M.D., explains the difference that second opinions can make in getting proper cancer diagnosis and care.

Palliative care vs. hospice care: What's the difference?

February 8, 2019 | Jenny Peters

For many patients, the words “palliative care" strike a chord of fear, as they closely associate that term with "hospice care" and end-of-life treatment. But they are not the same thing.