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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Gene therapy update: Potent weapons against AIDS, cancer and more

August 11, 2016 | City of Hope

In the past year, leading-edge gene therapy – the process of fighting lethal illnesses by manipulating their mechanisms at the cellular level – has continued to take bold steps out of the laboratory and into the realm of potentially life-saving treatments.

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John Zaia
Gene therapy makes a potent weapon against against AIDS, cancer and more

August 11, 2016 | Jay Fernandez

This past year, leading-edge gene therapy has continued to take bold steps out of the laboratory and into the realm of potentially lifesaving treatments.

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Aaron Kim
Re-engineering stem cells to eradicate HIV in lifelong sufferer

April 19, 2016 | Letisia Marquez

Aaron Kim is the first HIV patient treated as part of a new City of Hope clinical trial that will determine if a patient’s own genetically engineered bone marrow cells can safely be used to treat HIV.

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John Zaia, M.D.
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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