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.
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.
January 24, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. Here's a look at the past, present and future of this disease.
February 10, 2016 | City of Hope
When she was just 9 years old, Gina Marchini had to be airlifted to a hospital when her undiagnosed diabetes nearly killed her. This week, the 33-year-old kindergarten teacher from Palmer, Alaska told a national television audience that, after an islet cell transplant performed at City of Hope last year, her body is now producing its own insulin.
November 14, 2015 | Veronique de Turenne
It’s World Diabetes Day and City of Hope is joining the international effort to raise awareness of this deadly disease. We’re lighting our water tower blue to represent the World Diabetes Day logo, and offering educational materials about the disease.
November 1, 2015 | H. Chung So
For Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr. Raynald Samoa debunks common myths about preventing and managing this disease.
January 25, 2015 | Nicole White
When it comes to breast cancer risk, insulin levels may matter more than weight, new research has found. New study indicates that insulin levels are more closely tied than weight to breast cancer risk.
January 4, 2014 | Elizabeth Stewart
Nearly 350 million people worldwide are coping with diabetes, and the disease is expected to be the seventh-leading cause of death by 2030. Aware of these grim statistics, researchers at City of Hope are committed to halting the global epidemic.
November 13, 2013 | Hiu Chung So
World Diabetes Day 2013 is Thursday, Nov. 14, and in tune with this year's theme, "Protect our future," Americans and everyone else are being encouraged to engage in regular physical activity to lower their risk of developing diabetes later in life.
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.
June 2, 2013 | Wayne Lewis
As City of Hope celebrates its 100th anniversary, we offer a four-part interview with Art Riggs, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research. Many of City of Hope’s best-known breakthroughs came through his lab.