As the Los Angeles Police Department’s first Latina commander and the former captain of the Gangs and Narcotics Division, Anne Clark is used to big accomplishments. But her greatest accomplishment is beating cancer.
After being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in 2014, Anne began treatment at City of Hope, undergoing four difficult months of chemotherapy and two weeks of radiation.
Tracking patients using wireless wrist monitors like Fitbits is a good way to evaluate their recovery after major surgery, according to new research published in JAMA Surgery by City of Hope’s Virginia Sun, Ph.D.
In this pilot study, 20 abdominal cancer (gastric, colorectal, liver and pancreas) patients were given wristband pedometers and completed online surveys about their symptoms and... View details ⇨
In 2011, John Garner was diagnosed with Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare skin cancer that affects only about 1,500 people in the United States each year. At diagnosis, his disease was already advanced, and he was told it was incurable.
Six years later, Garner is still here, against all odds, and the lessons he learned from his journey are documented in three books that he’s using as a platform... View details ⇨
Every cancer patient, when faced with such a difficult road ahead, reacts differently. Some steel themselves, narrow their eyes, set their jaws and push on, focused on “tomorrow.” Others may throw up their hands and say, “I can't do this!” only to be carried through each day's ordeal with support from loved ones.
For stage 4 cancer survivor Suzette Hodnett, the way forward is to live in the... View details ⇨
Dan Rojas, 31, who has been living with HIV since 2011, is one of a handful of brave patients participating in a groundbreaking study at City of Hope that seeks a cure for AIDS.
In the study, doctors at City of Hope’s Alpha Clinic harvest HIV patients’ own stem cells and attempt to genetically modify them so that they are able to block HIV from infecting CD4 T-cells, the human’s natural... View details ⇨
The evolution of cancer treatment continues, particularly in the area of gynecologic cancers.
Mehdi Kebria, M.D., assistant clinical professor in the Department of Surgery at City of Hope | Rancho Cucamonga, will be discussing some of these advancements at the Southern California Women’s Cancer Conference on Saturday, June 17, at the Riverside Convention Center.
At first, Jeanette wasn’t sure if the funds she raised on ourHope would make a real impact. But then she realized that if we all work together, we can make a huge difference in the fight against cancer.
Join Jeanette and tell your own story on ourHope during Take It Personal this year. Every dollar you raise during the campaign will be doubled up to $100,000 to help find new cures and create... View details ⇨
Tyler Varing was diagnosed with cancer 10 years ago — and his whole family came together to help him through. He teamed up with his doctors, nurses and other staff at City of Hope, and today he's nine years cancer-free.
When he decided to raise funds for City of Hope through ourHope, he relied on that same team to help him make a difference.