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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For Diabetes Patients, Islet Implants in Skin Show Promise

November 16, 2017 | Katie Neith

Researchers have been searching for better islet transplant sites, but it’s been a challenge to find a superior option — until now.

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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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First, a Full Islet Transplant. Then a Baby.

February 2, 2017 | Michael Easterling

Elizabeth Jenkins, M.D., was 18 when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Today, she is the first full islet transplant recipient in the United States – and only the second woman in the world – to have had a successful pregnancy post-transplant.

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City of Hope is looking towards the future in diabetes research

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.

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7 diabetes facts for World Diabetes Day

November 10, 2014 | Nicole White

City of Hope has a longstanding commitment to combating diabetes, a leading national and global health threat. Already, it’s scored some successes, from research that led to the development of synthetic human insulin – still used by millions of patients – to potentially lifesaving islet cell transplants.

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Diabetes: Discovery could make growing islet cells easier

October 22, 2013 | Nicole White

Transplantation of insulin-producing islet cells is a potentially powerful tool for treating type 1 diabetes, but coming up with enough healthy donor cells for the procedure is difficult – at least for now.

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Diabetes researcher's quest: Find adult pancreatic stem cells

May 24, 2013 | Nicole White

H. Teresa Ku, Ph.D., believes adult pancreatic stem cells could hold the key to making a type 1 diabetes cure more widely available. In type 1 diabetes, insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas are killed by the immune system.

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Future of type 1 diabetes: Islet cells could hold key to a cure

December 21, 2012 | Shawn Le

Type 1 diabetes can be difficult to manage, and many patients need to stay vigilant about their blood sugar levels, strictly control their diet and keep insulin always close at hand to ensure that their blood glucose doesn’t soar too high or fall too low.

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