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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 16, 2015 | City of Hope
At City of Hope, the breakthroughs discovered here are shared with cancer researchers, clinicians and patients worldwide. At City of Hope, innovative scientific research, important clinical studies and vital construction projects are all powered by philanthropy.
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.
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.
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.
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.