January 29, 2019 | Michael Easterling
In January 1979, the National Academy of Sciences published a paper about an innovative discovery at City of Hope that would forever change how diabetes is treated. Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., and Keiichi Itakura, Ph.D., revolutionized diabetes treatment when they made a novel gene, one that coded for human insulin.
Vanessa Jonsson, Ph.D.: An engineer tackles CAR T cell therapy
February 13, 2019 | City of Hope
Vanessa Jonsson, Ph.D., focuses on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. Using such tools as computational analysis and mathematical modeling, she examines the complex interactions between the tumor, the patient’s immune system and the therapy to learn how the tumor evades the immune response.
Breast cancer survivor starts living a ‘purposeful life’
December 18, 2018 | Zen Vuong
Seven City of Hope patients will welcome the New Year atop City of Hope’s 47th Rose Parade float, “Harmony of Hope.” Meet Candida Celaya, a breast cancer survivor who is using her second chance at life to give back to the community.
Minor diet changes can affect cancer risk, researcher finds
November 9, 2018 | City of Hope
On one hand, City of Hope's Rowan Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D., is a medical oncologist and breast cancer expert. On the other, he’s a scientist specializing in observational studies who ranks among the most cited researchers in the world.
First-of-its-kind CAR T clinical trial enrolls HER2+ breast cancer patients with brain metastases
October 30, 2018 | City of Hope
City of Hope is now enrolling patients in a phase 1 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of CAR T cell therapy in patients with HER2+ breast cancer that has metastasized to the brain.
Groundbreaking new CAR T cell trial opens for patients with breast cancer that has spread to the brain
October 30, 2018 | Letisia Marquez
A new City of Hope chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell trial – the first to focus on HER2-postive breast cancer patients with brain metastases – is now enrolling potential participants.
'I don't have an expiration date': breast cancer patient finds strength after diagnosis
October 24, 2018 | Maxine Nunes
City of Hope breast cancer patient Dani Ghezzi's story is one to take inspiration from, but also begins as a cautionary tale for early detection.
A triple-negative breast cancer trial has its first success story
October 12, 2018 | Maxine Nunes
Linda Collins's outlook was bleak, thanks to her triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis, until City of Hope oncologist Yuan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D. helped develop a revolutionary new trial to help her.