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Covid 19 Coronavirus | City of Hope
COVID-19: Advice for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers
March 10, 2020 | By Samantha Bonar
As the number of people being infected with COVID-19 increases across the U.S., cancer patients are concerned about how this virus might affect them. Sanjeet Dadwal, M.D., chief of City of Hope’s Division of Infectious Diseases, offers insight and advice.
Patient Care | COVID-19
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Rescue Mission
January 8, 2020 | By Stephanie Smith
Inside CAR T Brain Surgery
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Coronavirus: Advice for Cancer Patients, Survivors and Caregivers
March 12, 2020 | By Samantha Bonar
As the number of people being infected with COVID-19 increases across the U.S., cancer patients are concerned about how this virus might affect them. Sanjeet Dadwal, M.D., chief of City of Hope’s Division of Infectious Diseases, offers insight and advice.
Patient | All Topics | Caregiver | Survivor
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The First to Engineer CAR T Cell Therapy Using a Peptide Component of Scorpion Venom to Target Glioblastoma
March 17, 2020 | By City of Hope
City of Hope scientists have developed and tested the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy using chlorotoxin (CLTX), a component of scorpion venom, to direct T cells to target brain tumor cells, according to a preclinical study published today in Science Translational Medicine. The institution has also opened the first in-human clinical trial to use the therapy.
Research Highlights
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$8.5M grant fuels research into rare genetic disorder
January 10, 2020 | By Letisia Marquez
The National Institutes of Health funding will support a City of Hope study of a rare cancer-causing syndrome linked to an inherited mutation in the TP53 gene. Li-Fraumeni syndrome causes various cancers early in life.
Clinical Trials/Studies

Breakthroughs

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COVID-19 and diabetes:
Important facts about the risks
April 1, 2020 | By Jenny Peters
People with diabetes — type 1 or type 2 — are more susceptible to catching COVID-19 than others, and have poorer outcomes if they do. City of Hope's Fouad Kandeel, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Clinical Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, explains why.
COVID-19 | Patient Care | Diabetes
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COVID-19: How seniors can cope; how the young can help
March 31, 2020 | By Abe Rosenberg
People may need physical distance during the coronavirus crisis, but maintaining social connections is essential — especially for seniors, says William Dale, M.D., Ph.D., director of City of Hope’s Center for Cancer and Aging.
Community | Patient Care | COVID-19
Vaccine Research
City of Hope researchers developing COVID-19 vaccine
March 24, 2020 | By Letisia Marquez
City of Hope scientists are working around the clock on preclinical development of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. Because cancer patients are immunocompromised, the institution has vast expertise in harnessing the immune system to fight viral infections.
COVID-19 | Research

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Coronavirus: Advice for Cancer Patients, Survivors and Caregivers
As the number of people being infected with COVID-19 increases across the U.S., cancer patients are concerned about how this virus might affect them. Sanjeet Dadwal, M.D., chief of City of Hope’s Division of Infectious Diseases, offers insight and advice.
Patient | All Topics | Caregiver | Survivor
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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With A Roasted Leg Of Lamb
This roasted leg of lamb recipe is the perfect spring recipe, especially if you need to serve a crowd. To add a cancer preventive twist to this main dish, add white button mushrooms. These superfoods have been scientifically shown to contain anti-breast and prostate cancer properties.
Easy Shepard’s Pie with Ground Lamb
Easy Shepard’s Pie
For anyone undergoing treatment for cancer, this dish can be a go-to, make in advance meal that delivers powerful punches of protein, fat and calories to combat weight loss and muscle deterioration.
All Topics | Recipes

Physician News

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The First to Engineer CAR T Cell Therapy Using a Peptide Component of Scorpion Venom to Target Glioblastoma
March 17, 2020 | By City of Hope
City of Hope scientists have developed and tested the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy using chlorotoxin (CLTX), a component of scorpion venom, to direct T cells to target brain tumor cells, according to a preclinical study published today in Science Translational Medicine. The institution has also opened the first in-human clinical trial to use the therapy.
Research Highlights
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City of Hope Receives Two Press Ganey Awards for Exceptional Patient Care
February 14, 2020 | By City of Hope
City of Hope has recently received two national awards for excellence in inpatient care from Press Ganey — the 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award and the 2019 Pinnacle of Excellence Award. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above for inpatient satisfaction. The Pinnacle of Excellence Award recognizes institutions that maintain consistently high levels of excellence across three years in patient experience.
Thought Leaders
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City of Hope's BMT survival rates exceed expectations for 15 consecutive years
February 14, 2020 | By City of Hope
City of Hope’s bone marrow transplantation program has achieved a higher-than-expected survival rate based on a 2019 analysis by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research.
Hematologic Malignancies | Treatments | Clinical Trials

Research News

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Steven Smith, Ph.D. and City of Hope Scientists Unveil New Research on Cancer and Aging
March 18, 2020 | By City of Hope
City of Hope scientists have developed an approach to detecting sites of replication stress linked to the failure of suppression systems in human cancer and aging that normally take these strange structures apart. A study about that approach published in Cancer Genomics and Proteomics.
Clinical Trials/Studies
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Eileen Smith, M.D., Named
Hematology Head at City of Hope
March 2, 2020 | By Letisia Marquez
Stephen J. Forman, M.D., is transitioning from chair of City of Hope’s Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, Eileen Smith, M.D., is appointed as new chair
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$8.5M grant fuels research into rare genetic disorder
January 10, 2020 | By Letisia Marquez
The National Institutes of Health funding will support a City of Hope study of a rare cancer-causing syndrome linked to an inherited mutation in the TP53 gene. Li-Fraumeni syndrome causes various cancers early in life.
Clinical Trials/Studies