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U.S. News: City of Hope Is Best Cancer Hospital in the West
July 29, 2019 | By Letisia Marquez
City of Hope has been named the best cancer hospital in the West by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospitals: Specialty Ranking. This marks the 13th consecutive year it has been distinguished as one of the nation’s elite cancer hospitals.
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Anti-PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors: Decoding the mystery
July 24, 2019 | By City of Hope
An study conducted by Michael Caligiuri, M.D., and Jianhua Yu, Ph.D., unveiled why anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibodies (mAb) are still effective in fighting tumors that lack PD-L1 receptors on their cells.
Research Highlights
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New drug shows strong results against stubborn mutation
June 5, 2019 | By 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.
Clinical Trials/Studies
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Swinging for the Fences
October 4, 2018 | By Stephanie Smith
Baseball star battles Hodgkin's lymphoma
Resilience | lymphoma
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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stew With Peanuts
October 10, 2019 | By Malcolm Bedell
This two-step soup is super simple; a quick whiz in the food processor and a few hours in the slow cooker produce a healthy, rich soup that’s easy to eat, even for patients suffering from the side effects of treatment.
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Kuk Harrell: His caregivers speak
October 10, 2019 | By Malcolm Bedell
In honor of Kuk Harrell’s role as a patient speaker at City of Hope’s 2019 Spirit of Life gala, we caught up with the members of his care team for their perspective and insights on the Grammy winner’s cancer journey.
Patient Care
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Novel immunotherapy combo featured in new trial for recurrent glioblastoma
October 10, 2019 | By Letisia Marquez
City of Hope has opened a first-in-human clinical trial for patients with recurrent glioblastoma – the trial is the first to combine City of Hope’s unique CAR T cell therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Research | Patient Care
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Meet Kandace McMenomy, 2019 Walk for Hope Ambassador
October 3, 2019 | By Michael Easterling
An avid marathon runner, health fanatic and adventurer, Kandace McMenomy never dreamed she'd be adding “cancer patient” to her personal description. But she was diagnosed with Stage 2 estrogen-positive breast cancer at just age 30.
Community | Patient Care

Physician News

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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
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Stacy Gray, M.D. Receives NIH Grant for Cancer Genomics Research
September 11, 2019 | By Letisia Marquez
Stacy Gray, M.D., associate clinical professor in the Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics, is one of six physicians to receive an inaugural “Genomic Innovator Award” from the National Human Genome Institute (NHGI).
Research Highlights
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ET140202 Artemis T Cell therapy for the treatment of liver cancer
August 20, 2019 | By City of Hope
City of Hope is the first institution in the United States to open an immunotherapy clinical trial for liver cancer that eventually could transform treatment of the usually fatal disease into an outpatient procedure.
Clinical Trials | Treatments

Research News

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Leading City of Hope hematologists appointed to new positions
June 21, 2019 | By Letisia Marquez
Two breakthrough technologies — stem cell transplants and CAR T cell therapy — can work together to help more leukemia patients than ever before, including many who have exhausted all other options.
Faculty
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Core connection: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Core
June 20, 2019 | By Katie Neith
High-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy can characterize the structure, dynamics, reaction state and chemical environment of biomolecules.
Innovation
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Steven Rosen inducted into the Association of American Physicians
June 19, 2019 | By Michael Easterling
Provost and Chief Scientific Officer Steven T. Rosen, M.D., the Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair, has been inducted as a member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP). Membership to the AAP is bestowed upon those physicians who indicate a "pre-eminence and the hi
Awards

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Sweet Potato Stew
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stew With Peanuts
This two-step soup is super simple; a quick whiz in the food processor and a few hours in the slow cooker produce a healthy, rich soup that’s easy to eat, even for patients suffering from the side effects of treatment.
All Topics | Recipes
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4 Ways You Can Help Support Cancer Organizations This Halloween
Halloween may be the traditional time for tricks, treats and the inevitable sugar overload, but did you know it can also be a great time of year to support your favorite cancer organizations.
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7 Warning Signs for Prostate Cancer
In 2019, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be more than 174,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed, and more than 31,000 deaths due to the disease. While the disease is somewhat unusual in men under 40, prostate cancer will affect about 1 in 9 men in their lifetimes.
Lifestyle | All Topics