Developmental Cancer Therapeutics In the News

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City of Hope will showcase ongoing studies and data on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, immunotherapy against solid tumors and more at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting from March 29 through April 3 in Atlanta.

David Thompson

Australian lobster fisherman David Thompson traveled 9,000 miles for treatment at City of Hope after being diagnosed with Stage 4 oropharyngeal cancer. Given just six weeks to live, he is thriving more than a year after participating in an immunotherapy clinical trial.


Dual spinal surgery Chen during surgery

Inside Dual Spinal Surgery


Sumanta K. Pal, M.D. and Frank di Bella

Bringing City of Hope cancer services closer to Orange County residents is work that is personal to Frank DiBella, a 73-year-old Newport Beach, California, resident and bladder cancer survivor.


Yuman Fong | City of Hope

In the three decades since robots first entered the operating room, these increasingly sophisticated machines have helped surgeons perform more than a million procedures, all over the human body.


Joanne Mortimer

Now celebrating its 10th year, the Caltech and City of Hope Biomedical Research Initiative continues to change the future of science and medicine.


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City of Hope is now enrolling patients in a phase 1 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of CAR T cell therapy in patients with HER2+ breast cancer that has metastasized to the brain.


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A new City of Hope chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell trial – the first to focus on HER2-postive breast cancer patients with brain metastases – is now enrolling potential participants. 


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The scientists developed a synthetic DNA molecule that disables tumor defense systems while inducing immune responses – a two-step immunotherapy that eliminated difficult-to-treat prostate cancer in experimental models

Yuan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D., City of Hope breast oncologist

Linda Collins's outlook was bleak, thanks to her triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis, until City of Hope oncologist Yuan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D. helped develop a revolutionary new trial to help her.


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This phase 2 trial studies the side effects and how well pembrolizumab and enobosarm work in treating patients with androgen receptor positive triple-negative breast cancer that has spread to other places in the body.


Drs. Pal, Dorff and Loscalzo | City of Hope

Patients with metastatic kidney cancer who have high rates of distress tend to have poorer overall survival compared to those with low distress, according to a new study by City of Hope researchers.


Linda Malkas Town and Country

City of Hope's Linda Malkas, Ph.D., never envisioned a life in cancer research for herself. She wanted to be an astronaut, but after attending engineering school, she abandoned her interest in going into space.


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City of Hope’s John Zaia, M.D., will lead the development of the phase 1 clinical trial for glioblastoma patients, which would genetically alter blood stem cells to better tolerate chemotherapy.

Sumanta Kumar Pal

Advanced bladder cancer is particularly difficult to treat. The five-year survival rate for Stage 4 bladder cancer is only about 15 percent. Now, City of Hope researchers have discovered a that a novel drug blocks a key protein that drives the disease.


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City of Hope researchers use novel technology to add new functionalities to already potent proteins.


Sunil Dutta Red Rocks

Contemplating Cancer with a Poet and Patient


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City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer and diabetes, will highlight a variety of basic research and population studies at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Chicago’s McCormick Place April 14 to 18.

Dr. Rahul Jandial

Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.


Yuman Fong | City of Hope

From Cuba to Calcutta, across Asia, throughout Europe and North and South America, City of Hope's Yuman Fong, M.D's go-anywhere philosophy has taken him everywhere. Some visits last only a few hours. But each carries a specific purpose.