Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.: Pediatric Neurosurgery Humanitarian Missions

March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady

Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.

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New handheld heart monitor is a breakthrough for childhood cancer survivors

June 22, 2018 | Maxine Nunes

A new electronic monitor called Vivio, developed by Caltech with City of Hope, promises to make cardiac screening easier and more accessible for cancer patients and physicians.

Bladder Cancer Survivor’s Quick Recovery Surprises Even His Doctor

June 15, 2018 | Samantha Bonar

David Gabbay, 62, was fit and active, a frequent hiker in Joshua Tree, when on Thanksgiving nearly two years ago his world changed as painfully and suddenly as a rattlesnake bite.

City of Hope Guides ASCO’s New Geriatric Cancer Recommendations

June 8, 2018 | Saundra Young

City of Hope physicians Arti Hurria, M.D., a geriatric oncologist, and William Dale, M.D., Ph.D., a geriatrician and palliative care physician, co-chaired the panel that developed the new ASCO guidelines designed to help doctors assess and manage care for older adults.

Researchers Discover Breakthrough Treatment For Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma

June 7, 2018 | Maxine Nunes

A couple of years ago, Timothy Satterfield, a retired chef, noticed a tiny mole on his forehead. He was referred to City of Hope, where a breakthrough immunotherapy trial is proving to be a game changer.

Stereotactic Radiotherapy: Leading-edge Treatment for Lung Cancer

June 4, 2018 | Kevin Chesley

One of the most exciting new treatments for lung cancer is stereotactic radiotherapy. This method uses multiple, precisely targeted high-dose beams of radiation to treat a patient’s tumor.

Surprising Diagnosis Leads Skin Cancer Patient to City of Hope

May 29, 2018 | Robert Young

Barbara Dorfman ran a large nursery school for 25 years, helped raise five children and has enjoyed an exceptionally active lifestyle with her husband, but nothing could prepare her for the diagnosis she received four years ago.

Triple Skin Cancer Diagnoses No Match for This Patient's Infectious Optimism

May 24, 2018 | Alison Shore

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a fitting time to prepare for the upcoming sun-soaked summer and learn more from a skin cancer survivor.

Teen Cancer Survivor Holds Second Annual Basketball Fundraiser

May 22, 2018 | Samantha Bonar

When Tyler Varing was diagnosed with germ cell cancer at 15, he went to City of Hope for treatment. Now, 10 years after he was cured, Tyler is giving back by holding a basketball tournament that raises money for City of Hope’s Pediatric Cancer Fund.

Patient with Rare Skin Cancer Grateful for City of Hope Dermatology Team

May 22, 2018 | Robert Young

When what he thought was just a rash on his forehead spread to his face and neck, Joshua Singer sought medical help. After a number of treatments failed to figure out the problem, he turned to City of Hope, and renowned dermatologist Christiane Querfeld. M.D., Ph.D.

The Many Types of Skin Cancer: What You Should Know

May 21, 2018 | 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 Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Ph.D.