Islet cell transplant helps diabetes patient put three decades of complications behind him
December 20, 2018 | Zen Vuong
Meet City of Hope Rose Parade float rider Roger Sparks, a successful entrepreneur who spent more than half his life battling type 1 diabetes. On Jan. 1, Sparks will celebrate exactly three years of living without any diabetes-related complications, thanks to leading-edge treatment he received at City of Hope.
For this diabetes researcher, the mission is personal
December 5, 2018 | City of Hope
Sampath Rangasamy, Ph.D., a researcher at City of Hope affiliate TGen, has spent his whole life researching type 1 diabetes, a personal battle since he himself suffers from the disease.
Researchers identify new target for potential type 1 diabetes treatment
October 18, 2018 | Katie Neith
Recently a team of researchers led by City of Hope scientists identified a new potential target to keep the immune system stable and islet beta cells healthy, in an effort to keep type 1 diabetes at bay.
Core Connection: Comprehensive Metabolic Phenotyping Core
October 4, 2018 | Katie Neith
As both genetics and environmental stimuli can have an effect on the progression of illnesses and on the efficacy of treatments, one particularly important area of study is metabolism, which lies at the intersection of many diseases.
The Wanek Family Project to Cure Type 1 Diabetes: 18 months later
August 9, 2018 | Dory Benford
Last year, the City of Hope Wanek Family Project to Cure Type 1 Diabetes launched 16 projects across multiple disciplines, including immunology, endocrinology, cellular therapeutics, nutrition and metabolism. Now, 18 months in, we are pleased with our progress and more optimistic than ever about finding a cure.
Cancer and Diabetes: More Connections Than You Think
July 4, 2018 | 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.
City of Hope Aims to Cure Type 1 Diabetes in Six Years
July 11, 2017 | City of Hope
City of Hope’s Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute is committed to developing a cure for type 1 diabetes within six years, fueled by a $50 million funding program led by the Wanek family.
Bart Roep, Ph.D., Has Type 1 Diabetes Cure in His Sights
June 27, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Bart O. Roep, Ph.D., has dedicated his life to the search for a cure for type 1 diabetes. And he thinks he is on the brink. Roep, an internationally renowned immunologist who joined City of Hope last year from the Netherlands’ Leiden University Medical Center, was recently named the Chan Soon-Shiong Shapiro Distinguished Chair in Diabetes. He believes that this endowment and a $50 million funding project led by the Wanek family will be key in stopping the disease.