The Helix Blog

The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.

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City of Hope Researcher Tracks Surgery Patients Via Fitbit in New Study

June 20, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Tracking patients using wireless wrist monitors like Fitbits is a good way to evaluate their recovery after major surgery, according to new research published in JAMA Surgery by City of Hope’s Virginia Sun, Ph.D., R.N., an assistant professor in the Division of Nursing Research and Education.

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HIV Stem Cell Trial Patient Strives, Cycles for a Cure

June 13, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Dan Rojas, 31, who has been living with HIV since 2011, is one of a handful of brave patients participating in a groundbreaking study at City of Hope that seeks a cure for AIDS.

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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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Aspirin found to lower risk of breast cancer, City of Hope study suggests

May 1, 2017 | Denise Heady

A daily dose of aspirin can do more than just help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Turns out, the benefits of aspirin can also include cancer prevention.

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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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New Target for Prostate Cancer Treatment and Prevention Identified

March 29, 2017 | Katie Neith

While prostate cancer is often treated successfully, it is still the third leading cancer killer among men and represents a huge health and economic burden. Now, a team from City of Hope believes they have found a key mechanism for potentially keeping the disease at bay, both before and after diagnosis.

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CAR-T Cell Trial for Multiple Myeloma to Launch in 2017

March 22, 2017 | Travis Marshall

CAR-T cell therapy research at City of Hope is an innovative and promising approach that recruits the body’s own immune system in the fight against some of the hardest-to-treat cancers, including multiple myeloma.

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