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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2018 Rose Parade: Islet Cell Transplant Patient Had Groundbreaking Pregnancy

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.

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Meet our doctors: Endocrinologist Raynald Samoa on diabetes

October 12, 2013 | Kim Proescholdt

City of Hope endocrinologist Raynald Samoa, M.D., has seen a lot of people struggle with their weight. His roots are in the South Pacific, a region that has eight of the 10 countries with the highest prevalence of obesity in the world, according to Forbes.

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Ask the Experts: Stress, diabetes and how to manage both

May 8, 2013 | Hiu Chung So

In many ways, stress and diabetes feed off one another in a vicious cycle. Research has shown that stress — particularly chronic stress — leads diabetics to make poor lifestyle choices. It also causes their bodies to release hormones that can destabilize blood sugar levels.

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