Latest City of Hope National Medical Center Stories

2014-01-02 16:21:54

Cancer hospital expands access to specialized treatment within San Gabriel Valley DUARTE, Calif., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- City of Hope and Methodist Hospital of Southern California have reached an agreement in which City of Hope will acquire the hospital's radiation oncology service in Arcadia. The acquisition will expand access to City of Hope's renowned expertise in radiation therapy and will provide additional convenience for patients seeking specialized cancer...

2010-08-12 20:59:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Join chart-topping Hollywood music talent as they gather to launch a historic song and video "Unete con la Gota de la Vida," a national health awareness campaign to encourage the Latino community about the importance of joining the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and supporting the lifesaving work at City of Hope, a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The private red carpet...

2010-05-17 12:40:39

New research discovers a combination of drugs that may prove to be a more effective treatment for a lethal form of leukemia. The study, published by Cell Press in the May issue of the journal Cancer Cell, reports that the new therapeutic strategy effectively targets notoriously intractable leukemia stem cells that often escape standard treatment and are a main factor in disease relapse. Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a deadly form of leukemia that is associated with chromosome...

2010-05-04 14:03:00

DUARTE, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- City of Hope is saddened and disappointed with the decision by the leadership of the California Cancer Specialists Medical Group (also known as City of Hope Medical Group) to terminate negotiations with City of Hope on joining in the formation of a not-for-profit medical foundation and to file a misguided lawsuit against the institution. The establishment of a medical foundation is a natural outgrowth of City of Hope's nearly 100-year...

2007-07-12 21:15:58

LOS ANGELES, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- City of Hope Cancer Center is launching the 7th annual "La Gota de la Vida Campaign" to raise funds for the institution, educate Latinos about their health, and increase the number of donors to the National Bone Marrow Program. This year's campaign will culminate with a festival and concert featuring internationally known recording artist Cristian Castro, Graciela Beltran, Alejandro Lerner, Tatiana, El Mayo de la Sierra, Morrison and Italia Renata....

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'