March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady
Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.
A Functional Cure for HIV/AIDS Might Now Be 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.
City of Hope’s Alpha Clinic Plots ‘the Future of Nursing’
November 3, 2017 | Wayne Lewis
According to a new paper in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, the authors identify the role of a nurse qualified in both patient care and research protocols, the so-called “hybrid nurse” — a homegrown City of Hope innovation — as an important component of their success in the development of the Alpha Clinic.
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.
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.
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.
Stem cell therapy clinic will fight incurable disease in new ways
March 19, 2015 | Nicole White
The new stem cell therapy clinic is expected to revolutionize not just the treatment of cancer, but also AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.
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.
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.