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City of Hope is the leading cancer hospital in California and the West, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Hospitals: Specialty Ranking. U.S. News also singled out our institution as “high-performing” in lung and colon cancer surgery and rated us fourth in the nation in patient experience.
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COVID-19 and BMT: Delivering care in a crisis
May 18, 2020 | by City of Hope
City of Hope's Center for Stem Cell Transplantation has unique demands put on it by COVID-19. Protocols have been put in place to protect these patients and their caregivers, to protect health care providers at each of the many steps in the transplant process and to modify research protocols during this unprecedented time.
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Telehealth during COVID-19: Keeping patients connected to care
May 1, 2020 | by City of Hope
As the highest ranked cancer hospital in the western United States, City of Hope remains committed to providing lifesaving cancer treatments, even in the face of a global public health challenge.
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Webinar recap: Managing lung cancer in patients through the pandemic
April 24, 2020 | by City of Hope
In a series of OncLive® webinar discussions, top leaders in the lung cancer space share their insights on COVID-19 and how the pandemic is poised to have a significant impact on lung cancer treatment, as well as the health care system. Among this panel was City of Hope's Jack West, M.D.
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COVID-19 and Cancer:
New Protocols and Research Efforts
April 3, 2020 | by City of Hope
As many oncology patients have a compromised immune system, either as a result of the disease or its treatment, they are at an increased risk of infection, including with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As an institution specialized in cancer care, we are on a mission to provide the best possible cancer therapy and protect patients from any infections they may acquire while treating their cancer.
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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.
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