15,000 second chances: Bone Marrow Transplant program celebrates new milestone

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.

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5 things to know about skin cancer with Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

May 24, 2019 | Kevin Chesley

Skin cancer is a largely survivable and curable form of cancer. Even its most rare and aggressive form, melanoma, has a high cure rate thanks to leading-edge treatments. But it’s still important to be careful, according to City of Hope's Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical social workers help navigate complex cultural issues

May 23, 2019 | Bob Young

Because language and cultural differences can be serious obstacles for cancer patients and their families seeking medical and emotional support, using bilingual clinical social workers to coordinate care and offer counseling is key.

Measles outbreak puts cancer patients at risk

May 15, 2019 | Dory Benford

Chemotherapy, immunotherapy and stem cell transplants wipe out patients’ immune systems, leaving them more vulnerable to bacterial and viral infections such as measles.

New FDA-approved immunotherapy targets melanoma

May 14, 2019 | Jenny Peters

Treatment of melanoma just took “a huge leap forward" with the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of three new postsurgical immunotherapy drugs for the disease.

Bone Marrow Donor Travels Across Country to Meet 8-Year-Old Recipient

May 10, 2019 | Letisia Marquez

Father of two Rosendo Moreno of Chicago didn't hesitate when Be The Match asked if he would be interested in being a bone marrow donor for 5-year-old Zuleika Flores of San Diego. Three years later, they finally meet.

Leukemia patient finds donor halfway around the world

May 9, 2019 | Letisia Marquez

Acute myeloid leukemia patient Leif Voeltz's perfect match for a bone marrow transplant was located in Germany. Now Marcel Waldmann is traveling to the U.S. for the first time to meet the man whose life he saved.

8-year-old to meet donor who saved her life

May 9, 2019 | Letisia Marquez

Zuleika Flores was only 5 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia. An adult stranger 1,700 miles away saved her life with a bone marrow donation.

End-of-Life nursing education program expands to 100 countries

May 7, 2019 | Michael Easterling

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) curricula developed by City of Hope nurses is now available and has been shared in its 100th country, Bulgaria.

Half-matches open door to bone marrow transplant for more patients

May 6, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

City of Hope doctors have performed more than 250 haploidentical stem cell transplants in the last five years. They are giving more and more patients a new treatment option.

Bold steps toward a cure: Clinical trials at City of Hope

May 3, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

City of Hope’s clinical trials program is special because it was built with the same core values as the institution itself: an emphasis on leading-edge medicine, compassionate care, rapid bench-to-bedside research and always putting the patient first.