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Cancer care predictions 2020:
The best is yet to come
January 7, 2020 | By Abe Rosenberg
City of Hope clinicians and researchers are brimming with optimism as 2020 begins. Cancer care is changing rapidly, and the pace of change is accelerating. In 2020 look for major advances in gene-based therapy, immunotherapy and many other areas.
Research | Patient Care
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Rescue Mission
January 8, 2020 | By Stephanie Smith
Inside CAR T Brain Surgery
Caregiver Resolutions
7 New Year’s Resolutions for Cancer Caregivers
December 30, 2019 | By Malcolm Bedell
The dawn of a new year presents a perfect opportunity to reflect and take a personal inventory, to evaluate our own needs for the coming year in a guilt-free way that’s healthy and ensures our success as caregivers.
All Topics | Caregiver
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New Immunotherapy Research Presented at ASH Annual Meeting 2019
December 30, 2019 | By City of Hope
Novel research findings on promising therapeutic approaches in lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia were presented by several City of Hope investigators during the ASH annual meeting in Orlando.
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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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Oncology nurse and palliative care expert reflects on 30 years at
City of Hope
January 15, 2020 | By Michael Easterling
In the nearly 42 years since she found her “calling,” Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., M.A., R.N., has established herself as a world-renowned expert on palliative and hospice care. She recently joined the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in health and medicine.
Patient Care
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Aspirin appears to curb
colorectal cancer recurrence
January 13, 2020 | By Zen Vuong
The benefits of a daily aspirin may extend beyond heart health to colorectal cancer treatment, say City of Hope researchers who have found aspirin appears to reduce tumor growth and inhibit recurrence.
Research | Patient Care
Lung Cancer
Cancer death rate shows
steep decline in U.S.
January 9, 2020 | By Samantha Bonar
The cancer death rate in the United States showed its largest single-year drop ever reported, falling 2.2% from 2016 to 2017, according to the latest numbers from the American Cancer Society.
Research

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Caregiver Resolutions
7 New Year’s Resolutions for Cancer Caregivers
The dawn of a new year presents a perfect opportunity to reflect and take a personal inventory, to evaluate our own needs for the coming year in a guilt-free way that’s healthy and ensures our success as caregivers.
All Topics | Caregiver
Cancer Screenings you should get in 2020
New Year’s Resolutions: Cancer Screenings to Undergo This Year
If you’re planning on making any health-related new year’s resolutions for 2020, add these cancer screening tests to your list. Screening for cancer can help you catch it early, and, in some cases, lead to a cure.
Lifestyle | All Topics
Apricot Ginger Cookies
Chewy Apricot Ginger Cookies
This year, we wanted to take a big step back, and create a modern twist on a holiday classic that’s easy to make, uses just a few pantry ingredients and incorporates seasonal and potentially cancer-fighting ingredients.
Recipes | All Topics

Physician News

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New Immunotherapy Research Presented at ASH Annual Meeting 2019
December 30, 2019 | By City of Hope
Novel research findings on promising therapeutic approaches in lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia were presented by several City of Hope investigators during the ASH annual meeting in Orlando.
Clinical Trials
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Moving toward the next
level in breast cancer CAR T cell therapy
October 31, 2019 | By City of Hope
City of Hope is accelerating the development of treatment options for patients with breast cancer who have challenging tumors and poor prognosis with a phase 1 clinical trial that is enrolling patients with refractory HER2-positive breast cancer with brain metastases to test the safety and effectiveness of CAR T cell therapy.
Clinical Trials
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First-ever platform trial for targeted treatments in multiple myeloma
September 24, 2019 | By City of Hope
Despite the availability of many emerging treatments for multiple myeloma, it remains an incurable cancer. As a pioneer in advancing personalized medicine and commitment to improved patient outcomes, City of Hope experts have joined efforts for a unique clinical trial.
Research Highlights

Research News

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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
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New immunotherapy trial targets recurrent glioblastoma
January 10, 2020 | By Letisia Marquez
City of Hope has opened a first-in-human clinical trial for patients with recurrent glioblastoma. To launch the randomized trial, the National Institutes of Health awarded $3.3 million over five years to Behnam Badie, M.D. and Christine Brown, Ph.D. Brown and Badie also received $800,000 from Gateway for Cancer Research.
Clinical Trials/Studies
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Chen Receives $3.3M Grant
for Prostate Mushroom Study
January 9, 2020 | By C. Pete Lee
Shiuan Chen, Ph.D., who heads City of Hope’s Natural Therapies Program, is studying the effects of white button mushrooms on prostate cancer patients. He previously found that phytochemicals in mushrooms had the ability to block the activity of an enzyme that contributes to breast cancer.
Clinical Trials/Studies