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Lymphoma patient thrives after CAR T treatment
Mutua Munavu is a can-do guy in a can-do job. He’s an engineer at Boeing, working in customer support. “We’re the ones who keep the planes flying,” he says. He...
Metastatic breast cancer survivor runs for mayor
Bahareh Bahadini, M.D., has plenty to say about Mary Poitier, one of her favorite patients. “She’s my hero!” said Bahadini, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology...
Extending access to the best cancer care to all
April is Minority Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside to bring national attention to the deficit that exists in access to care and treatment among minority populations, and the...
$3M SPORE grant will fund study of lung cancer in Blacks
City of Hope has received a lung cancer Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to address the disproportionate effects of lung cancer in...
Brave teenager wins battle against sickle cell anemia
At 15, Tyus Munford has an open, friendly way about him, and his love of life and ease with people is apparent. A high school sophomore, he says it’s pretty...
Diabetes researcher calls for race-inclusive risk studies
It’s a safe bet that John S. Kaddis, Ph.D., begins his day a whole lot earlier than many of us.   “At every out-of-town conference,” said Joyce Niland, Ph.D., who chairs...
New clinical trial focuses on multiple myeloma precursor in Blacks
“We’re expanding the paradigm of how to do clinical studies.”   Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D., is speaking excitedly about a new clinical trial that’s breaking some old norms in order to...
Multiracial prostate cancer study focuses on hereditary factors
For Leanne Burnham, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in City of Hope's  Division  of  Health  Equities, the search for a more effective prostate cancer treatment is deeply personal. As an African American...
Genetic variants for skin color in African Americans linked to vitamin D deficiency, City of Hope study finds
CONTACT City of Hope 800-888-5323media@coh.org   The genome-wide association study paves a path where one day doctors could leverage information on a patient’s genetics, skin color and lifestyle to...
Report on cancer disparities reveals harsh truths and a call to action
Rick Kittles, Ph.D. On Sept. 16, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) released its inaugural Cancer Disparities Progress Report — and they have pulled no punches. In it, they...