Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

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World AIDS Day: A Functional Cure Is in Sight

December 1, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

There has been great progress made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and continued efforts to end this global epidemic. Advances, such as anti-retroviral therapy, have revolutionized HIV treatment. Now, researchers are edging closer to the ultimate goal: a cure.

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New Postdoc Awarded Grant to Help Prevent Kaposi Sarcoma

November 10, 2017 | Katie Neith

A recent recruit to Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope has received a three-year grant from the St. Baldrick's Foundation to support his work on a vaccine for Kaposi sarcoma.

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HIV Stem Cell Trial Patient Strives, Cycles for a Cure

June 13, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Dan Rojas, 31, who has been living with HIV since 2011, is one of a handful of brave patients participating in a groundbreaking study at City of Hope that seeks a cure for AIDS.

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‘Point zero-zero-zero one percent’: LGBTQI issues in health care

April 28, 2017 | Stephanie Smith

Experts in the field say LGBTQI communities are some of the most underserved and understudied minority groups in U.S. health care — and that has serious implications for cancer care. During Minority Health Month, City of Hope investigates the issues surrounding these complex issues.

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Scripps, City of Hope Team Up to Find New Treatment for HIV

April 25, 2017 | Michael Easterling

A team from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, California, is working with City of Hope’s Center for Gene Therapy to test a cell culture resistant to the HIV virus for efficacy and safety. If testing goes as planned, TSRI and City of Hope investigators may have identified a new treatment for HIV.

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Stem cell study could bring us closer to a “functional” HIV cure

December 1, 2015 | Abe Rosenberg

“We could see a functional cure for HIV in the next 5-10 years,” predicts John Zaia, M.D., a world-renowned genetic researcher and Director of the Center for Gene Therapy at City of Hope's Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation Institute.

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On World AIDS Day, celebrating progress and pledging more action

November 30, 2015 | Denise Heady

On Dec. 1, which marks World AIDS Day, communities across the globe will reflect on the tremendous progress made in the fight against HIV and AIDS. They will also focus on how to end AIDS as a global public health threat.

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Curing HIV is the goal. New stem cell clinical trial could get us there

March 5, 2015 | Nicole White

Curing HIV, not simply controlling its replication, is the ultimate goal of HIV researchers. A new clinical trial at City of Hope could put that goal within reach. The trial will test an innovative new therapy that modifies the stem cells of patients with HIV to make them resistant to infection with the virus.

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HIV/AIDS 2015: Changing treatment while pushing for a cure

January 1, 2015 | Nicole White

HIV/AIDS researchers are determined not only to cure the disease, but to develop ever-more-effective treatments until that ultimate goal is reached. In 2015, they will gain ground in both endeavors. City of Hope researchers are developing potential cures for HIV/AIDS while improving treatments for those currently living with the disease.

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Happy Birthday, CIRM! 10 years, 10 new stem cell therapies

November 28, 2014 | Nicole White

City of Hope joined other leaders in stem cell research to celebrate 10 years since voters approved funding for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, or CIRM. On its 10th birthday, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine celebrated 10 stem cell therapies that have been approved for clinical trials, including an HIV/AIDS trial at City of Hope.

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