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A national leader in cancer treatment and prevention, City of Hope is steadfast in its drive to offer more positive outcomes to patients everywhere. Our research innovations become advances in patient care without delay, because people fighting cancer need better options – now.

Brain Tumors

The close collaboration of a multidisciplinary team of specialists ensures that patients receive the most effective brain tumor treatments known, including possible access to promising investigative therapies.
 

Breast Cancer

Our breast cancer program offers women the most advanced and compassionate care possible, including access to state-of-the-art technologies and therapies, some of which are not yet available at other medical centers.
 

Gastrointestinal Cancers

Highly experienced in diagnosing and treating patients with gastrointestinal cancers, our multidisciplinary team of specialists is persistent in pursuing new research and therapies to improve outcomes for abnormalities of the digestive system, specifically the
 
 

 

Gynecological Cancers

From genetic diagnosis to the development of novel therapies for patients with advanced disease such as
 
 
our gynecologic oncology treatments feature a multidisciplinary approach to care.
 

Head and Neck Cancers

Our renowned multidisciplinary team of head and neck experts specializes in the complex procedures often necessary to eradicate these tumors such as
 
 
while preserving vital structures and function.
 

Hematologic Cancers

City of Hope combines important research discoveries with superior clinical techniques to diagnose, evaluate and provide the most advanced treatments for acute and chronic 
 
 
We also lead in the field of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) as one of the world’s largest and most successful transplant centers with more than 11,000 transplants performed to date.
 

Hereditary Cancers Screening and Prevention

Some forms of cancer, including certain types of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and colorectal cancer, may be inherited.
 
City of Hope Cancer Screening & Prevention Program sm provides genetic testing and counseling services to evaluate patients who may be at risk for hereditary cancers and suggest proactive strategies to prevent these cancers from developing.
 

Leukemia

Pioneers in advancing care for all forms of  leukemia, City of Hope is a leader in setting standards for treatment worldwide and in improving long-term outcomes for both children and adults.
 

Liver Cancer

Customized treatment programs using the latest technologies, including minimally invasive surgery and innovative chemotherapy delivery systems, are a hallmark of our multidisciplinary approach to liver cancer.
 

Lung Cancer

The most advanced diagnostic and radiation technologies available, access to our clinical trials program and the coordinated care of specialists combine to provide the best possible outcomes for lung cancer patients.
 

Lymphoma

Recognized internationally for our lymphoma research, City of Hope treats patients with the newest lymphoma treatments available, including therapies available only here.
 

Multiple Myeloma

From the use of novel therapies to the vigorous pursuit of stem cell transplantation, our treatments offer patients battling multiple myeloma greater hope than ever.
 

Musculoskeletal Tumors

A coordinated team of bone cancer experts deliver comprehensive treatments that integrate new and powerful anticancer drugs with strategies to spare patients’ limbs.
 

Myelodysplasia

City of Hope physicians and researchers continue to lead the way in improving diagnosis, treatments and outcomes in patients with  myelodysplasia.
 

Pediatric Cancers

Within a compassionate, family-centered environment, our pediatric cancer specialists are at the forefront of cancer care, developing treatment programs that strive to minimize hospitalization and design treatments for the best possible long-term survivorship.
 

Pituitary Tumors

An aggressive approach to treating pituitary tumors and helping patients achieve the most positive outcomes possible.
 

Prostate Cancer

We have performed more advanced robotic procedures for prostate cancer than any other facility on the West Coast. Our innovative treatment options and technologies can help patients recover faster, with fewer side effects.
 

Skin Cancer/Melanoma

We employ the latest research and investigative developments to improve treatment outcomes for  melanoma and all  skin cancer patients, from the use of advanced diagnostic imaging technology to our expertise in molecular medicine.
 

Spine Tumors

City of Hope combines breakthrough investigative therapies, superior surgical techniques and the most advanced treatments to give patients with spine tumors some of the latest treatments available anywhere.
 

Urology and Urologic Cancers

Our researchers and clinicians are leading the way in developing innovative methods for preventing, detecting and treating urologic cancers such as
 
 

Women's Cancers

The City of Hope Women’s Cancers Program brings together physicians and researchers from across the institution who are committed to diagnosing, treating and preventing cancers of the 
 
 

Our Clinical Programs

Clinical Programs
A national leader in cancer treatment and prevention, City of Hope is steadfast in its drive to offer more positive outcomes to patients everywhere. Our research innovations become advances in patient care without delay, because people fighting cancer need better options – now.

Brain Tumors

The close collaboration of a multidisciplinary team of specialists ensures that patients receive the most effective brain tumor treatments known, including possible access to promising investigative therapies.
 

Breast Cancer

Our breast cancer program offers women the most advanced and compassionate care possible, including access to state-of-the-art technologies and therapies, some of which are not yet available at other medical centers.
 

Gastrointestinal Cancers

Highly experienced in diagnosing and treating patients with gastrointestinal cancers, our multidisciplinary team of specialists is persistent in pursuing new research and therapies to improve outcomes for abnormalities of the digestive system, specifically the
 
 

 

Gynecological Cancers

From genetic diagnosis to the development of novel therapies for patients with advanced disease such as
 
 
our gynecologic oncology treatments feature a multidisciplinary approach to care.
 

Head and Neck Cancers

Our renowned multidisciplinary team of head and neck experts specializes in the complex procedures often necessary to eradicate these tumors such as
 
 
while preserving vital structures and function.
 

Hematologic Cancers

City of Hope combines important research discoveries with superior clinical techniques to diagnose, evaluate and provide the most advanced treatments for acute and chronic 
 
 
We also lead in the field of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) as one of the world’s largest and most successful transplant centers with more than 11,000 transplants performed to date.
 

Hereditary Cancers Screening and Prevention

Some forms of cancer, including certain types of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and colorectal cancer, may be inherited.
 
City of Hope Cancer Screening & Prevention Program sm provides genetic testing and counseling services to evaluate patients who may be at risk for hereditary cancers and suggest proactive strategies to prevent these cancers from developing.
 

Leukemia

Pioneers in advancing care for all forms of  leukemia, City of Hope is a leader in setting standards for treatment worldwide and in improving long-term outcomes for both children and adults.
 

Liver Cancer

Customized treatment programs using the latest technologies, including minimally invasive surgery and innovative chemotherapy delivery systems, are a hallmark of our multidisciplinary approach to liver cancer.
 

Lung Cancer

The most advanced diagnostic and radiation technologies available, access to our clinical trials program and the coordinated care of specialists combine to provide the best possible outcomes for lung cancer patients.
 

Lymphoma

Recognized internationally for our lymphoma research, City of Hope treats patients with the newest lymphoma treatments available, including therapies available only here.
 

Multiple Myeloma

From the use of novel therapies to the vigorous pursuit of stem cell transplantation, our treatments offer patients battling multiple myeloma greater hope than ever.
 

Musculoskeletal Tumors

A coordinated team of bone cancer experts deliver comprehensive treatments that integrate new and powerful anticancer drugs with strategies to spare patients’ limbs.
 

Myelodysplasia

City of Hope physicians and researchers continue to lead the way in improving diagnosis, treatments and outcomes in patients with  myelodysplasia.
 

Pediatric Cancers

Within a compassionate, family-centered environment, our pediatric cancer specialists are at the forefront of cancer care, developing treatment programs that strive to minimize hospitalization and design treatments for the best possible long-term survivorship.
 

Pituitary Tumors

An aggressive approach to treating pituitary tumors and helping patients achieve the most positive outcomes possible.
 

Prostate Cancer

We have performed more advanced robotic procedures for prostate cancer than any other facility on the West Coast. Our innovative treatment options and technologies can help patients recover faster, with fewer side effects.
 

Skin Cancer/Melanoma

We employ the latest research and investigative developments to improve treatment outcomes for  melanoma and all  skin cancer patients, from the use of advanced diagnostic imaging technology to our expertise in molecular medicine.
 

Spine Tumors

City of Hope combines breakthrough investigative therapies, superior surgical techniques and the most advanced treatments to give patients with spine tumors some of the latest treatments available anywhere.
 

Urology and Urologic Cancers

Our researchers and clinicians are leading the way in developing innovative methods for preventing, detecting and treating urologic cancers such as
 
 

Women's Cancers

The City of Hope Women’s Cancers Program brings together physicians and researchers from across the institution who are committed to diagnosing, treating and preventing cancers of the 
 
 
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NEWS & UPDATES
  • Equipping the immune system to fight cancer – a disease that thrives on mutations and circumventing the body’s natural defenses – is within reach. In fact, City of Hope researchers are testing one approach in clinical trials now. Scientists take a number of steps to turn cancer patients’ T cells – white b...
  • As treatments for lung cancer become more targeted and effective, the need for better technology to detect lung cancer mutations becomes increasingly important. A new clinical study at City of Hope is examining the feasibility of using blood and urine tests to detect lung cancer mutations, potentially allowing ...
  • When it comes to breast cancer risk, insulin levels may matter more than weight, new research has found. The study from Imperial College London School of Public Health, published in the journal Cancer Research, indicates that metabolic health – not a person’s weight or body mass index – increases breast cancer ...
  • No one ever plans to have cancer – and there’s never a good time. For Homa Sadat, her cancer came at a particularly bad time: just one year after losing her father to the pancreatic cancer he had battled for two years. She was working a grueling schedule managing three commercial office buildings. She’d just [&...
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  • Surgery is vital in the treatment of cancer – it’s used to help diagnose, treat and even prevent the disease – so a new colorectal cancer study linking a decrease in surgeries for advanced cancer to increased survival rates may raise more questions than it answers for some patients. The surgery-and-surviv...
  • Age is the single greatest risk factor overall for cancer; our chances of developing the disease rise steeply after age 50. For geriatric oncology nurse Peggy Burhenn, the meaning is clear: Cancer is primarily a geriatric condition. That’s why she is forging inroads in the care of older adults with cancer. Burh...
  • One of American’s great sportscasters, Stuart Scott, passed away from recurrent cancer of the appendix at the young age of 49. His cancer was diagnosed when he was only 40 years old. It was found during an operation for appendicitis. His courageous fight against this disease began in 2007, resumed again with an...
  • When Homa Sadat found a lump in her breast at age 27, her gynecologist told her what many doctors say to young women: You’re too young to have breast cancer. With the lump dismissed as a harmless cyst, she didn’t think about it again until she was at a restaurant six months later and felt […]
  • What most people call a “bone marrow transplant” is not actually a transplant of bone marrow; it is instead the transplantation of what’s known as hematopoietic stem cells. Such cells are often taken from bone marrow, but not always. Hematopoietic stem cells are simply immature cells that can ...
  • Doctors have long known that women with a precancerous condition called atypical hyperplasia have an elevated risk of breast cancer. Now a new study has found that the risk is more serious than previously thought. Hyperplasia itself is an overgrowth of cells; atypical hyperplasia is an overgrowth in a distorted...
  • Don’t kid yourself. Just because it’s mid-January doesn’t mean it’s too late to make resolutions for a happier, and healthier, 2015. Just consider them resolutions that are more mature than those giddy, sometimes self-deluded, Jan. 1 resolutions. To that end, we share some advice from Cary A. Presant, M.D., an ...
  • Sales and marketing executive Jim Murphy first came to City of Hope in 2002 to donate blood for a friend who was being treated for esophageal cancer. The disease is serious. Although esophageal cancer accounts for only about 1 percent of cancer diagnoses in the U.S., only about 20 percent of patients survive at...
  • Aaron Bomar and his family were celebrating his daughter’s 33rd birthday in September 2014 when he received alarming news: According to an X-ray taken earlier that day at an urgent care facility, he had a node on his aorta and was in danger of an aneurysm. Bomar held hands with his wife and daughter and s...
  • Explaining a prostate cancer diagnosis to a young child can be difficult — especially when the cancer is incurable. But conveying the need for prostate cancer research, as it turns out, is easily done. And that leads to action. Earlier this year, Gerald Rustad, 71, who is living with a very aggressive form of m...