Landmark human insulin study marks 40-year anniversary

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.

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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 | City of Hope

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.

5 tips for battling cancer-related fatigue

February 6, 2019 | City of Hope

Fatigue is not inevitable. If you’re feeling weary, speak up – and then try these five strategies to regain your energy.

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.

City of Hope doctor co-edits annual report highlighting cancer breakthroughs

January 31, 2019 | Michael Easterling

Sumanta K. Pal, M.D., was selected to serve as one of three editors of this year’s Clinical Cancer Advances, an annual report on the progress against cancer distributed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Emerging tools prove effective against lymphedema

January 30, 2019 | Alison Shore

City of Hope is on a quest to minimize — and perhaps one day eradicate — lymphedema, a residual effect of cancer that produces swelling ranging from mild to uncomfortable to positively painful.