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 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.
March 28, 2017 | Michael Easterling
The stories of patients who have benefited from stem cell therapies funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) were the focus of the second symposium of the institute’s Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Network.
December 1, 2016 | 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.
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.
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.
November 30, 2015 | Denise Heady
On Dec. 1, which marks World AIDS Day, communities across the globe will reflect on the tremendous progress made in the fight against HIV and AIDS. They will also focus on how to end AIDS as a global public health threat.
March 24, 2015 | Nicole White
The promise of stem cell therapy has long been studied in laboratories. Now, as medicine enters an era in which this therapy will be increasingly available to patients, the nurses who help deliver it will be in the spotlight.
March 19, 2015 | Nicole White
In the field of cancer, patients have had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy as options. Now, as City of Hope officially opens the Alpha Clinic for Cellular Therapy and Innovation, patients battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases have another option: stem-cell-based therapy.