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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City of Hope Aims to Cure Type 1 Diabetes in Six Years

July 11, 2017 | City of Hope

City of Hope’s Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute is committed to developing a cure for type 1 diabetes within six years, fueled by a $50 million funding program led by the Wanek family.

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Bart Roep, Ph.D., Has Type 1 Diabetes Cure in His Sights

June 27, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Bart O. Roep, Ph.D., has dedicated his life to the search for a cure for type 1 diabetes. And he thinks he is on the brink. Roep, an internationally renowned immunologist who joined City of Hope last year from the Netherlands’ Leiden University Medical Center, was recently named the Chan Soon-Shiong Shapiro Distinguished Chair in Diabetes. He believes that this endowment and a $50 million funding project led by the Wanek family will be key in stopping the disease.

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The enduring legacy of City of Hope’s Japanese-American scientists

June 6, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope’s rich history is filled with stories of celebrated researchers who helped shape the course of modern medicine. Yoko Fujita-Yamaguchi, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope, has written a book in Japanese that delves into the contributions of Japanese-American scientists at City of Hope.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Song

April 24, 2017 | Michael Easterling

At City of Hope, Ella Fitzgerald's legacy lives on with areas on campus honoring her and diabetes research in her name supported by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.

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Behnam Badie awarded $2.1 million R01 grant to help patients with aggressive brain tumors

April 24, 2017 | Denise Heady

What started as an unplanned lunch date has turned into a potential breakthrough in the treatment of gliomas – a fast-growing, and often deadly type of brain tumor.

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Stem Cell Transplants Lead to Cure for Some Type 1 Diabetes Patients

March 1, 2017 | Katie Neith

A recent clinical trial monitored by City of Hope’s Bart Roep, Ph.D., showed promising results for a possible cure of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Although the study involved risky stem cell transplant procedures, it identified new paths for personalized therapies of T1D.

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New Study Flips the Script on Cause of Type 1 Diabetes

February 27, 2017 | Katie Neith

For decades, scientists believed that the root cause of type 1 diabetes (T1D) was the immune system mistakenly identifying insulin secreting beta cells as a potential danger and, in turn, destroying them. Now, a study led by City of Hope’s Bart Roep turns that idea on its head.

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