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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Reeling in the Past: Research Gives New Life to Old Model of DNA Looping

November 29, 2017 | Katie Neith

Every so often, as City of Hope’s Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., knows well, “forgotten” work can provide groundbreaking insight for new research years later.

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The enduring legacy of City of Hope’s Japanese-American scientists

June 6, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope’s rich history is filled with stories of celebrated researchers who helped shape the course of modern medicine. Yoko Fujita-Yamaguchi, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope, has written a book in Japanese that delves into the contributions of Japanese-American scientists at City of Hope.

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Novel Treatment May Stop Graft-Versus-Host Disease

April 18, 2017 | Katie Neith

An international team of researchers led by City of Hope’s Defu Zeng believe they may have found a way to prevent graft-versus host disease following stem cell transplants without sacrificing the transplants’ ability to fight leukemia and lymphoma.

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‘Within My Lifetime’: Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., and His Quest for a Diabetes Cure

February 6, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery and director of the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope, is rounding third in his quest for a cure for type 1 diabetes. Now, thanks to a new $50 million funding program led by the Wanek family, he is only picking up the pace.

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‘Hidden History’: Legacy of Diabetes Care at City of Hope

January 25, 2017 | Katie Neith

City of Hope — widely known as a center for cancer care and research — is also the home of one of the most influential diabetes research programs in the world.

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Cancer and Diabetes: More Connections Than You Think

January 18, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Many people struggle with both diabetes and cancer at the same time — none of this is random or coincidental. Rather, it's clear that, from biology to risk factors to treatment options, cancer and diabetes are intimately related in many ways.

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City of Hope is looking towards the future in diabetes research

November 14, 2015 | Veronique de Turenne

It’s World Diabetes Day and City of Hope is joining the international effort to raise awareness of this deadly disease. We’re lighting our water tower blue to represent the World Diabetes Day logo, and offering educational materials about the disease.

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To speed diabetes treatments, City of Hope unveils new diabetes institute

November 30, 2014 | Nicole White

As diabetes experts worldwide know, City of Hope has a longstanding commitment to combating diabetes, a leading national and global health threat. Now that commitment has led to a $60 million investment to expand basic and translational research efforts through the new Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope.

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Made in City of Hope: A comprehensive approach to curing diabetes

November 27, 2014 | City of Hope

Diabetes affects nearly every organ in the body. In type 1 diabetes (previously called juvenile onset, or insulin-dependent, diabetes), its cause, and potentially its cure, can be found in the pancreas — home to islet cells which produce insulin, the hormone that enables the body to process sugar.

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