City of Hope

City of Hope is an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution located just outside Los Angeles, California. Designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases.

City of Hope is one of just 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). It is here at City of Hope that more than 300 physicians and scientists and 2,500 employees work to find the causes of and cures for cancer and other life-threatening diseases, including diabetes and HIV/AIDS. City of Hope, located on over 114 beautifully landscaped acres, has 212 licensed beds, 39 of which are devoted to bone marrow transplantation patients.

More than 290,000 volunteers and donors worldwide support City of Hope and make it possible to continue the lifesaving work done here. In fact, one out of every $5 of City of Hope’s operating budget comes from private philanthropic support. With 88 cents of every dollar going to patient care, research and related capital expenditures, City of Hope ranks consistently high on lists compiled by independent charity watchdog organizations.

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City of Hope Researchers Identify the Mechanism Used By Cancer-causing Acrylamide to Damage DNA
06 Jul 04 | The ability of acrylamide to cause cancer tumor-forming mutations in human and laboratory animal cells is based on the capacity of its primary metabolite, called glycidamide, to bind to DNA, City of Hope Cancer Center researchers report.

U.S. News & World Report Recognizes City of Hope Cancer Center As One of America's Best Hospitals
02 Jul 04 | For the second consecutive year, City of Hope Cancer Center has been named as one of America's best cancer hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. City of Hope is one of only two Southern California hospitals in this year's ranking of cancer hospitals.

City of Hope Graduate School Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Graduation Ceremony on Friday, June 11
09 Jun 04 | The City of Hope Graduate School of Biological Sciences will celebrate its 10th anniversary during commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 11 at 4 p.m. in City of Hope's Platt Conference Center.

Research Indicates Childhood Leukemia Survivors Living Longer
05 Jun 04 | Children who survived the form of leukemia called acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) for five years had a better than 90 percent chance of living 20 years or more after their diagnosis.

City of Hope Seeks Volunteers for a Virus Study
28 May 04 | City of Hope's bone marrow and stem cell transplant program is seeking healthy adults 18 to 65 years old for a study of vaccines against a virus called Cytomegalovirus (CMV), which can cause post-treatment infection in some cancer patients.

City of Hope Announces New National Board of Directors' Members
26 May 04 | Three distinguished members of the health care, entertainment and food retail industries have been appointed to the board of directors of City of Hope, it was announced today by Jack Suzar, chairman of the board of directors, City of Hope.

Summer Is Almost Here: Protect Your Skin
10 May 04 | Feeling pale? You may think that a golden tan looks healthy and attractive but sun worshippers beware: you could be causing skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States.

How Much Fat Is Safe for the Heart?
05 Mar 04 | A study presented today showed that in two groups eating two different diets containing the same number of daily calories over six months, one group of patients lost more weight and further reduced their blood pressure than the other group.

Study Finds RNAs Play Important Role as Antiviral Agents for Cell Treatments
01 Mar 04 | A new study describes for the first time that certain genetic molecules can trigger a strong, natural antiviral mechanism in the body's cells. The discovery could lead to new methods of treating patients with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses.

Antioxidant Genes Found to Protect Against Intestinal Cancer
10 Feb 04 | A new study has found that the presence of two antioxidant genes that neutralize the damaging effects of oxygen byproducts protect against the onset of intestinal cancer, a disease that is diagnosed in about 5300 people per year in the United States.

Researchers Hunt for New Treatments to Rare Cancer
28 Jan 04 | Today, the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) announced funding to help hunt for clues to cure and better treat a rare form of blood cancer, mantle cell lymphoma.

Tower Cancer Foundation and City of Hope Cancer Center Announce New Affiliation
26 Jan 04 | City of Hope Cancer Center and Tower Cancer Research Foundation yesterday announced a new affiliation that will bring more clinical trials for cancer treatment to the Westside of Los Angeles.

Study Identifies A New "Fat Gene"
29 Dec 03 | In some of the latest obesity research, scientists report that a gene needed for youthful growth in laboratory mice can also make them thin when it is absent in adulthood, according to a study published by City of Hope researchers.

City of Hope Doctors named To Best Doctors® Database
11 Dec 03 | Thirteen City of Hope physicians have been recognized by their peers through their selection to the Best Doctors® in America global database. According to Best Doctors®, this is the largest peer-review based evaluation of the medical profession ever.

Gleevec and Mutations in Leukemia Remissions
08 Dec 03 | Despite being in remission, chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) patients treated with Gleevec™ may harbor mutations in the BCR/ABL gene which reduce drug binding or effectiveness, according to the results of a research paper.

Immunizing Vector Could Replace Anti-Viral Chemotherapy
07 Dec 03 | A City of Hope research team has developed an efficient method to stimulate immunity to a common viral complication of stem cell transplantation, according to research that will be presented at the American Society of Hematology's annual meeting.

Women Take Advantage of Early Genetic Counseling in Making Breast Cancer Surgery Decisions
01 Dec 03 | A new study suggests that offering genetic cancer risk assessment—genetic counseling and BRCA gene testing—to women soon after they are diagnosed with breast cancer significantly influences their choices about surgery to avoid a second breast cancer.

Chemicals in Red Wine and Grape Seeds May Benefit Breast Cancer Treatment, Study Finds
01 Dec 03 | Certain chemicals found in high levels in red wine and grape seeds block the formation of estrogen, a key step in breast cancer tumor development, and could be useful in breast cancer treatment, according to research published in Cancer Research.

Great American Smokeout
18 Nov 03 | How can people really quit smoking, considering that nicotine is highly addictive? The most important ingredient in successful smoking cessation is for the individual smoker to make a personal decision to stop smoking in order to avoid the risks.

Multi-Armed “Robot” Enhances the Surgical Cutting Edge
18 Nov 03 | Tiny scissors, scalpels and other surgical instruments attached to robotic arms are being used by City of Hope surgeons in delicate, lifesaving surgeries, such as removing cancerous prostate glands in men.

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