TGen and City of Hope form alliance against cancer

Robert Stone is the president and CEO of City of Hope, which has been a cancer center for more than a century. City of Hope focuses mainly on blood cancers and bone marrow transplants, but also helps patients with solid tumors or diabetes. Their most significant innovations are in immunotherapy. Stone describes it as “teaching the immune system how to fight cancers.” When he first joined City of Hope 20 years ago, Stone says he never thought immunotherapy would play such a huge role in helping people with diseases. Stone has positive feelings about the relationship between his organization and TGen.

TGen President and Research Director Dr. Jeffrey Trent also looks forward to collaborating with City of Hope. Dr. Trent says that medical science has “witnessed a move of medicine from ‘one size fits all’” to a more “patient-tailored” form. TGen’s genome research reflects this shift. Since one cancer patient can have billions of pieces of genetic information to sort through, a person’s genetics ultimately determine how well any given treatment will work.

TGen, which recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, will combine its targeting of genetic information with City of Hope’s immunotherapy to “see cures we’ve never seen before.”

Sponsor message:

In this segment:

Robert Stone, president and CEO, City of Hope
Dr. Jeffrey Trent, president and research director, TGen

Sponsor message:

Sign up to receive the Arizona PBS Insider

Get up-to-the-minute information about your favorite programs and learn more about Arizona PBS news and events.

Doctor Blake Mysteries

Doctor Blake Mysteries

Airing Saturdays at 8 p.m., this Australian series set in 1959 opens with Dr. Lucien Blake, a keeper of secrets and a solver of mysteries, returning to rural Ballarat to take over his late father’s medical practice and the role of police surgeon.

The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Vietnam documentary teaser

Sunday-Thursday, Sept. 17-21, and Sunday-Thursday, Sept. 24-28, at 7 p.m. each night.

Third Rail with OZY

Third Rail with OZY, hosted by Carlos Watson

Tune in each Friday this fall at 7:30 p.m. for an electrifying debate on a provocative topic with experts and celebrities.