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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AACR 2014: Thwarting drug-resistant lung cancer with a novel compound

April 4, 2014 | Hiu Chung So

Despite advances made in detecting and treating nonsmall cell lung cancer, its prognosis remains grim. Even patients whose cancers are caught at their earliest stage have only a 50 percent chance of five-year survival.

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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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