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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From 'good fat' to beta cell breakthroughs: Diabetes experts present research at ADA Conference

June 14, 2019 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope's Bart Roep, Ph.D., City of Hope’s Chan Soon-Shiong Shapiro Distinguished Chair in Diabetes, was invited to speak at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions, held June 7-11, 2019 in San Francisco. Roep and several City of Hope colleagues highlighted research successes and presented recent findings.

From Oranges, a Powerful Potential Cancer Fighter

June 13, 2019 | Wayne Lewis

Sharad Singhal, Ph.D., research professor in the Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research, leads investigations focusing on a small molecule that is abundant in the pith of citrus fruit.

Young investigator wins $1 million ORIEN NOVA Grant

June 11, 2019 | Maxine Nunes

The dynamic young founder and director of City of Hope’s Precision Imaging Lab, Ammar Chaudhry, M.D., is one of the first recipients of the new ORIEN NOVA Award. The $1 million grant will fund research for his breakthrough approach to cancer imaging and diagnosis.

Researcher honored for 'digging into the DNA of cancer'

June 5, 2019 | City of Hope

Dr. Jianjun Chen was recently named the Simms/Mann Family Foundation Chair in Systems Biology. Chen was recognized with the endowment for his leading-edge cancer research that is founded in personalized, gene-based medicine.

Breakthrough drug shows results in lung, colon cancer

June 5, 2019 | Michael Easterling

A new drug being investigated by Marwan Fakih, M.D., professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research and medical director of the Judy & Bernard Briskin Center for Clinical Research, is "potentially practice-changing," Fakih said.

Study finds thousands of cancer cases linked to poor diet alone

May 24, 2019 | Samantha Bonar

About 5% of cancer cases are attributable solely to a poor diet, according to a new study published May 22. The effect of a bad diet was highest on digestive system cancers.

Will CAR T be the answer for amyloidosis?

May 21, 2019 | Maxine Nunes

A City of Hope scientist believes the solution to the rare disease amyloidosis may be found in one of the most exciting new frontiers of immunotherapy, chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy.

Probiotic may suppress fatal brain inflammation

May 14, 2019 | Zen Vuong

The existence of certain microorganisms in your gut may bolster the immune system’s ability to fend off a herpes viral attack that can cause fatal brain inflammation, reports a new City of Hope-led study.

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.

Scientists gaining on graft-versus-host disease

May 2, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

Scientist Defu Zeng is tackling graft-versus-host disease, a common side effect of bone marrow transplants, taking several tacks that include modulating T cells and fine-tuning specific proteins and antibodies.