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.
March 17, 2016 | City of Hope
City of Hope's efforts to fight and cure Canavan disease -- a rare yet fatal disorder that strikes within the first 3 to 6 months of an infant's life -- just got a $7.38 million boost from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).
March 3, 2016 | Letisia Marquez
Research into a promising therapeutic target for glioblastoma was recently published in the journal Nature Communications. City of Hope scientists are working to uncover how cancer stem cells grow, and what can be done to stop them from multiplying.
December 10, 2015 | Chase Doyle
Sometimes, just a few remaining cancer cells can mean the difference between remission and relapse. For patients with aggressive bone marrow disease such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), this distinction can be deadly. City of Hope researchers are determined to eliminate those remaining cancer cells and, in doing so, improve patient survival. First, however, they must understand how resistance works.
January 30, 2015 | Nicole White
The lack of a practical way to produce and store enough stem cells for larger-scale therapies and clinical trials is creating a bottleneck in stem cell research. A new grant to City of Hope from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) will help solve that problem.
November 28, 2014 | Nicole White
City of Hope joined other leaders in stem cell research to celebrate 10 years since voters approved funding for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, or CIRM. On its 10th birthday, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine celebrated 10 stem cell therapies that have been approved for clinical trials, including an HIV/AIDS trial at City of Hope.
August 28, 2013 | Nicole White
Just as stem cells generate bone marrow and blood cells, while maintaining their constant production, leukemia has its own stem cells. These cancer-generating cells are tough to kill – and tend to be resistant to treatment.
December 27, 2012 | Shawn Le
One popular misconception about the brain is that it stops growing in adulthood. Neurons make up the brain and central nervous system. Disease can destroy neurons much faster than they can be replaced.
March 5, 2012 | Krist Azizian
Disrupting a critical molecular pathway for blood development reveals biology’s robustness. Some faint at the sight of it. Others relish seeing it splattered gratuitously in vampire movies. Blood, with all its symbolism, has intrigued mankind for millennia.
February 29, 2012 | City of Hope
Highlights on CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Trainees: Michael Silva, Megan Gilchrist and Kenna Schnarr Michael Silva Master of Science Candidate California State University, Channel Islands For me, hope has become a way of life.