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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Critical Diabetes Research Resource Granted $10 Million from NIH

September 22, 2017 | Katie Neith

Since 2002, City of Hope has been the coordinating center to support the Integrated Islet Distribution Program that provides for the distribution of human islets for biomedical research to diabetes researchers worldwide.

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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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ADA 2016: Unlocking precision medicine to treat diabetes

June 14, 2016 | City of Hope

The American Diabetes Association's 76th Scientific Sessions — the largest annual of gathering on diabetes research, treatment and care — got underway June 10 in New Orleans. The five-day convention is a massive affair with nearly 2,500 research presentations and 16,000 attendees.

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