Anti-PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors: Decoding the mystery

July 24, 2019 | 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.

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End-of-Life nursing education program expands to 100 countries

May 7, 2019 | Michael Easterling

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) curricula developed by City of Hope nurses is now available and has been shared in its 100th country, Bulgaria.

Caring for the caregivers: Palliative physicians support more than patients

February 21, 2019 | Malcolm Bedell

Palliative care physicians specialize in relieving suffering and improving quality of life for patients at any stage of cancer treatment. This whole-body, holistic care can extend beyond the patient to include resources and support for caregivers and loved ones.

With palliative physicians, treatment options never run out

February 18, 2019 | Malcolm Bedell

Many of the members of the cancer care team need to be focused on the disease itself. Palliative care physicians take more of a holistic approach, more patient-focused.

Palliative care vs. hospice care: What's the difference?

February 8, 2019 | Jenny Peters

For many patients, the words “palliative care" strike a chord of fear, as they closely associate that term with "hospice care" and end-of-life treatment. But they are not the same thing.

Symptom managers: The critical role of palliative medicine

December 7, 2018 | Dory Benford

We spoke to Purvi Patel, M.D., assistant clinical professor, Department of Supportive Care Medicine, about the role of palliative medicine in cancer care.

City of Hope physician addresses grief in powerful new paper

October 26, 2018 | Robert Young

City of Hope's Chandana Banerjee, M.D., M.P.A., had a childhood dream to become a writer or poet, but when an unexpected and life-changing tragedy struck, she used her experience focused on helping patients deal with grief.

The importance of symptom management: Palliative care at City of Hope

August 24, 2018 | Kevin Chesley

Stefanie Mooney, M.D., assistant clinical professor in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope, explains how providers and caregivers can make the most of their patients’ quality of life by managing cancer symptoms, whatever stage their disease is in.

Palliative Care: It’s Not What You Think – And It Might Be Just What You Need

July 28, 2017 | City of Hope

Do you know how palliative medicine helps patients? The misconception is that palliative care is designed to provide comfort and pain control to people at the end of their lives. It's actually much more than that.