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Introduction to City of Hope
City of Hope is a leader in translational research - integrating basic science, clinical research and patient care.
As a leader in cancer research, our goal is to bring the latest scientific findings into medical practice as quickly as possible.
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics in southern California.


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  • Sixty-year-old Nils Lindstrom never gave cancer a second thought. As a devout Mormon, he had never smoked, never drunk alcohol or used recreational drugs. He also maintained a healthy diet, exercised frequently and didn’t have a family history of the disease. The diagnosis of prostate cancer, to say the l...
  • Glendora resident Nils Lindstrom teaches typography at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. The father and grandfather is also a City of Hope patient at our community practice site in Glendora. Here, Lindstrom shares his experience being diagnosed with, and treated for, prostate cancer. I was 6...
  • Cancer risk varies by person, with hereditary or genetic factors increasing some people’s risk of certain types of cancers. For these people especially, screening can be a powerful tool. “Early detection is the key to surviving cancer,” said City of Hope’s Cary Presant, M.D. “There...
  • Nanoparticles’ unique size – much larger than drug molecules but much smaller than cells – explains the potential to use them to fight cancer. Many researchers, including teams at City of Hope, are working toward loading nanoparticles with drug cargos and then using the nanoparticles to selectively deliver thos...
  • Kazuo Ikeda, Ph.D., has wanted to be a scientist since he was 5. “As a boy in Japan, he would run in the rice paddies, catching insects and fish,” said Jane Koenig, Ph.D., one of his colleagues at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. “He had this driving force – his interest in biology […]
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common type of childhood cancer, accounting for about 30 percent of all pediatric cancers. The disease is characterized by bone or joint pain, fatigue and weight loss, among other symptoms. Although it can be very aggressive, it’s also considered highly treatable. ...
  • The lymph system is an unheralded hero of the human body. A beautifully complex array of interconnected tissues, vessels and organs, it keeps fluid levels in check throughout the body while also fighting off infection and disease – filtering out viruses, bacteria and fungi, then destroying them. Cancers of this...
  • Lymphoma is a group of cancers originating in the lymphatic system, which helps the body fight infection and disease. Because of City of Hope’s vast experience in treating patients with lymphoma, the Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center at City of Hope is one of the biggest and most successful treatment center...
  •   Colon cancer facts: Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most-common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S. About 93,090 patients will be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2015. The overall risk of developing colorectal cancer is about one in 20. Colorectal cancer is expected t...
  • Going to medical school in her native Poland, Anna Pawlowska, M.D., wasn’t sure what field of medicine she wanted to study until her second year of residency. But after spending time with a pediatric oncologist, she knew that pediatric oncology was the field for her. “I wanted to be a pediatrician because the k...
  • City of Hope’s shared resources are already the envy of many institutions ─ and that envy could soon grow. Shared resources are offerings of specialized equipment, services and expert consultation that are referred to as “shared” because they’re used by researchers from a variety of spec...
  • Using a special microscope that emits visible light to detect small objects, Karen Aboody, M.D., professor of neurosciences and co-leader of City of Hope’s Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Program, was able to see stem cells migrate through the brain to tumors. That ability led to several strategies for delive...
  • Childhood cancer survival rates have increased dramatically over the past 40 years. Despite the survival rate increase, however, cancer continues to be the No. 1 disease killer and second leading cause of death in children. Every day, City of Hope’s team of physicians and researchers aggressively study the scie...
  • In 2015, only a handful of cancers can be declared highly curable. Prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer in men, is one of them. “People don’t realize prostate cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer,” said Ali Zhumkhawala, M.D., clinical assistant professor of the Division of Urology and...
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms, or MPNs, are a trio of blood disorders that if unchecked can develop into full-blown leukemia. All three MPNs, including myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia (ET), are caused by overproduction of a particular blood cell. ET patients, for example, make too ...