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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Orange rind could aid search for anti-cancer, anti-obesity drug

July 26, 2013 | Nicole White

Not only is a single protein now believed to be implicated in three of the most serious health threats today – cancer, diabetes and obesity – scientists are currently charting the course toward clinical trials targeting the protein.

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New study links a protein to diabetes, obesity and cancer

July 9, 2013 | Nicole White

A gene may play as large a role in the cause of obesity as the foods we eat, according to new research from City of Hope. City of Hope researchers found that the protein RLIP76, modeled in above graphic, plays a significant role in weight gain, as well as controlling blood sugar, triglyceride and cholesterol levels.

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Pancreatic cancer: Put a cork in it

June 26, 2012 | Alicia Di Rado

One of the reasons pancreatic cancer is so tough to beat is that it can survive the damage caused by radiation and chemotherapy. But City of Hope researchers figured out a way to make pancreatic cancer cells more vulnerable to therapy .

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