“Research and treatment of oncological and pediatric diseases.”
Since 1994, City of Hope Foundation has aimed to improve the conditions of care and assistance for children with oncohematological diseases, as well as to fund scientific research in the pediatric field. With the help of businesses, associations, private citizens and the strength of volunteerism, it has realized and sustains:
- the Pediatric Oncohematology Clinic in Padua, a national reference center for leukemia, lymphoma and sarcoma diagnosis. This means that all children, whether resident in Italy or from abroad, are guaranteed a definite diagnosis within 30 hours and the best treatment protocols;
- the City of Hope Pediatric Research Institute, the largest European research center in this field, which treats pediatric diseases from different aspects to multiply the chances of success in terms of new discoveries. The most represented research areas are: pediatric oncology, stem cell transplantation and gene therapy; regenerative medicine; nanomedicine; genetics and rare diseases; predictive medicine; immunology and neuroimmunology.
City of Hope’s actions have contributed greatly to raising cure rates from about 30 percent in 1994 to 85 percent today. The treatment protocols, developed in its laboratories, are adopted in 51 countries around the world.
More information at www.cittadellasperanza.org.