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‘We have to cure’ cancer, says CAR T pioneer Carl H. June, MD

April 18, 2019
Carl H. June , MD, is about to receive an award for his life’s work — it's not his first and it certainly won’t…

Trial explores T-cell therapy’s role in personalized treatment for lung cancer

April 4, 2019
ATLANTA — In the battle against non-small cell lung cancer, the ability to personalize treatment may be a key to victory, according to Karen

City of Hope professors receive honors

February 23, 2019
Three members of the faculty at City of Hope received awards in recognition of their contributions to the field of oncology. Alexandra

Trial to assess CAR T-cell therapy for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer

January 19, 2019
Researchers at City of Hope have opened a first-in-human clinical trial to assess the use of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy for patients…
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Novel risk stratification model outperforms standard prediction tools for myelodysplastic syndrome

December 3, 2018
SAN DIEGO — A personalized risk prediction model developed using machine learning showed utility as a predictive and prognostic tool among…
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Ibrutinib plus CD19-specific CAR T-cell therapy may benefit patients with relapsed or refractory CLL

December 2, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Administration of ibrutinib beginning 2 weeks prior to leukapheresis and continuing until 3 months after CD19-specific chimeric…

Arti Hurria, MD, remembered as ‘true giant’ in oncology, tireless advocate for patients

November 15, 2018
Arti Hurria, MD, felt she found her perfect fit in the field of medicine. The colleagues who continue to express an overwhelming sense of personal…

Oncologists, hematologists elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 18, 2018
The National Academy of Medicine announced the election of 75 regular members and 10 international members. Election to the academy —…

Novel wireless device shows potential for detecting cardiovascular disease among childhood cancer survivors

September 7, 2018
A wireless device designed to detect cardiovascular disease among childhood cancer survivors treated with anthracycline chemotherapy appeared…

City of Hope appoints chief operating officer

July 26, 2018
Jeff A. Walker has been appointed chief operating officer at City of Hope. Walker — whose appointment will take effect Aug. 1 — will…
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HemOnc Today honors Next Gen Innovators at ASCO

HemOnc Today, June 25, 2018
HemOnc Today unveiled its second class of Next Gen Innovators during ASCO Annual Meeting. The publication’s 71 Next Gen Innovators —…
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Nivolumab plus chemotherapy prolongs PFS in lung cancer with PD-L1 less than 1%

June 12, 2018
CHICAGO — Therapy with nivolumab plus chemotherapy improved PFS compared with chemotherapy alone among patients with newly diagnosed advanced…

Cancer centers join forces to eliminate HPV-related cancers

June 7, 2018
The nation’s 70 NCI-designated cancer centers issued a joint statement today calling for increased gender-neutral HPV vaccination and…
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Nivolumab shows durable benefit for advanced melanoma

June 4, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients with surgically resected stage III or stage IV melanoma at high risk for recurrence maintained longer RFS after adjuvant…

City of Hope researchers assess novel stem cell transplant procedure

May 18, 2018
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded a $5.7 million grant to City of Hope to fund a trial of a novel hematopoietic stem cell…

American Association for Cancer Research presents scientific awards

April 15, 2018
The American Association for Cancer Research will present several scientific awards during its annual meeting, scheduled for April 14-18 in Chicago…

American Association for Cancer Research names academy fellows

April 14, 2018
The American Association for Cancer Research announced the newly elected fellows of the AACR Academy. The 2018 class will be inducted during the AACR…
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Larger trials needed to confirm benefit of targeted therapies, immunotherapy for brain metastases

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2018
Brain metastases are a common complication of a variety of cancer types and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. As patients with cancer are…
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Brentuximab vedotin, ibrutinib combination appears effective for Hodgkin lymphoma

February 6, 2018
ATLANTA — A combination of brentuximab vedotin with ibrutinib appeared tolerable and safe among patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin…
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Brentuximab vedotin, nivolumab combination appears active for Hodgkin lymphoma

January 15, 2018
ATLANTA — A combination of brentuximab vedotin with nivolumab appeared tolerable and safe among patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin…