January 29, 2019 | Michael Easterling
In January 1979, the National Academy of Sciences published a paper about an innovative discovery at City of Hope that would forever change how diabetes is treated. Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., and Keiichi Itakura, Ph.D., revolutionized diabetes treatment when they made a novel gene, one that coded for human insulin.
Caring for the caregivers: Palliative physicians support more than patients
February 21, 2019 | Malcolm Bedell
Palliative care physicians specialize in relieving suffering and improving quality of life for patients at any stage of cancer treatment. This whole-body, holistic care can extend beyond the patient to include resources and support for caregivers and loved ones.
City of Hope doctor crowns health-themed film of the year
February 20, 2019 | Maxine Nunes
Each year, City of Hope's Cary Presant, M.D., gives the HOME award to the movie that has made the greatest contribution to understanding the challenges patients and their loved ones may face.
With palliative physicians, treatment options never run out
February 18, 2019 | Malcolm Bedell
Many of the members of the cancer care team need to be focused on the disease itself. Palliative care physicians take more of a holistic approach, more patient-focused.
Study by diabetes expert describes promising type 1 treatments
February 14, 2019 | Katie Neith
A paper co-authored by Bart Roep, Ph.D., Chan Soon-Shiong Shapiro Distinguished Chair in Diabetes and the founding chair of the Department of Diabetes Immunology at City of Hope, published in Nature explores new ways of replacing beta cells after too many of them have been killed by the immune system.
Vanessa Jonsson, Ph.D.: An engineer tackles CAR T cell therapy
February 13, 2019 | City of Hope
Vanessa Jonsson, Ph.D., focuses on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. Using such tools as computational analysis and mathematical modeling, she examines the complex interactions between the tumor, the patient’s immune system and the therapy to learn how the tumor evades the immune response.
The science of second opinions: Advice from a surgeon
February 13, 2019 | City of Hope
Diagnostic errors are far from uncommon. In fact, one recent study found that they affect about 12 million people, or 1 in 20 patients, in the U.S. each year. Clayton Lau, M.D., explains the difference that second opinions can make in getting proper cancer diagnosis and care.
Palliative care vs. hospice care: What's the difference?
February 8, 2019 | Jenny Peters
For many patients, the words “palliative care" strike a chord of fear, as they closely associate that term with "hospice care" and end-of-life treatment. But they are not the same thing.
What home DNA kits can (and can't) tell you about cancer risk
February 6, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg
If you've thought about trying one of those home DNA kits, think before you spit. Even the most elaborate home test only scratches the surface.
City of Hope’s expansion to Orange County is personal for this cancer survivor
February 4, 2019 | City of Hope
Bringing City of Hope cancer services closer to Orange County residents is work that is personal to Frank DiBella, a 73-year-old Newport Beach, California, resident and bladder cancer survivor.