Industry group provides a lifesaving referral
Portland, Ore., resident and cancer survivor Ken Thompson was diagnosed with stage 4 multiple myeloma in December 1996 when he was 52 years old. After a successful bone marrow transplant at City of Hope, he has been cancer-free for more than nine years.
A former manager in the wholesale grocery industry, Ken was the featured patient speaker at the Pacific Northwest Food Industries Circle’s 18th annual Harvest Celebration Ball, which was held on Oct. 28, 2006, in Seattle. Now working in real estate, he enjoys horseback riding, hunting, fishing and hot-rod motoring. He and his wife, Rosemary, have two sons, a daughter and six grandchildren.
During May, Americans can celebrate moms around the nation by joining City of Hope in the fight against breast cancer. Companies nationwide will raise awareness and much-needed funds for City of Hope through products and services linked to the breast cancer theme. Watch for these opportunities to help women everywhere live longer, healthier lives.
3M's steadfast commitment to City of Hope's mission continues. Since 2004, the company's Post-it® Super Sticky Notes "Stick Up for the Cause" campaign has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for breast cancer research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope.
Extending intergenerational legacies of support
This summer, Southern California will welcome hundreds of volunteers from across the country for the 2007 City of Hope National Convention. This year's theme, "Building a Future of Hope," symbolizes the host of activities planned to highlight the institution's achievements and profound legacy of support. Keep Reading
Support for lymphoma research
City of Hope supporters raised more than $630,000 to support lymphoma research at the Marc Goodman Lymphoma Research Golf Tournament on Sept. 11.Held at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles, the tournament and dinner celebrated the life of Goodman, a Discovery Channel executive who passed away from non–Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2005 at age 46. Keep Reading
Good tasting - and good for you
A common mushroom may help prevent breast cancer by suppressing estrogen production in postmenopausal women.
Delivering a one-two punch
Specially engineered HIV-fighting genes also may eradicate the lymphoma that arises in many HIV-positive patients.
A tiny idea with huge implications
A drug measuring less than half the size of a strand of human hair can pass through even the smallest blood vessels,delivering potent chemotherapy to tumor cells.
Vaccine may ward off CMV invaders
A cytomegalovirus (CMV) vaccine created at City of Hope may bring immunocompromised patients protection against pneumonia and other diseases
Parsons Foundation gift funds new teaching laboratory in graduate school
A $750,000 grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation will establish a new teaching laboratory for students at City of Hope's Graduate School of Biological Sciences.
W.M. Keck Foundation supports joint effort to develop advanced therapies against lymphoma
The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded investigators at City of Hope and the California Institute of Technology a $450,000 grant to study the molecular mechanisms underlying lymphoma and develop new treatments for it.