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.
November 13, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
This year, 10 patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Here, we meet float rider Beth Jenkins, M.D., a former patient with a remarkable story.
April 24, 2017 | Michael Easterling
At City of Hope, Ella Fitzgerald's legacy lives on with areas on campus honoring her and diabetes research in her name supported by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.
February 2, 2017 | Michael Easterling
Elizabeth Jenkins, M.D., was 18 when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Today, she is the first full islet transplant recipient in the United States – and only the second woman in the world – to have had a successful pregnancy post-transplant.
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.
January 16, 2017 | Katie Neith
Diabetes affects over 422 million people worldwide according to the World Health Organization, but no two patients are alike. So in 2017 and beyond, treatments will increasingly make use of precision medicine to personalize treatment options. At City of Hope, researchers are combining the forces of a transformative gift with new resources to speed these treatments to patients.
April 7, 2016 | City of Hope
On World Health Day, the World Health Organization is putting the spotlight on diabetes, a national and global health threat that continues to affect 350 million people worldwide. Here is a look at some of the latest diabetes research advancements at City of Hope.
February 10, 2016 | City of Hope
When she was just 9 years old, Gina Marchini had to be airlifted to a hospital when her undiagnosed diabetes nearly killed her. This week, the 33-year-old kindergarten teacher from Palmer, Alaska told a national television audience that, after an islet cell transplant performed at City of Hope last year, her body is now producing its own insulin.
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.
July 7, 2015 | City of Hope
A strict diet and insulin shots can't always control type 1 diabetes. What people with the immune disorder really need are insulin-producing cells of their own – currently only available through a still-experimental procedure known as islet cell transplantation.
April 2, 2015 | Elizabeth Stewart
Diabetes investigators at City of Hope are studying the full trajectory of diabetes and metabolic disorders, as well as complications of the disease. One especially promising approach focuses on proteins known as growth factors.
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