The Helix Blog gives voice to City of Hope graduate students and their research.
August 2, 2017 | Behnam Badie, M.D., F.A.C.S.
My life is devoted to finding a cure for brain cancer. Patients come to us seeking miracles, but often what they give us back is invaluable knowledge. Throughout history, patients have helped revolutionize science and medicine. Many patients, like my dad, do not survive. But they leave behind a legacy of knowledge and hope for other patients today, and for future generations. Richard Grady was that kind of patient.
July 24, 2017 | Denise Heady
A study led by City of Hope neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., offers novel insights on how cancer cells in HER2-positive breast cancer develop the ability to break through the blood-brain barrier and, ultimately, how they can be stopped.
July 17, 2017 | Denise Heady
City of Hope researchers have found that using CAR-T therapy, a type of immunotherapy, can be effective in the treatment of glioblastoma — one of the most aggressive brain tumors known to medicine.
July 11, 2017 | Denise Heady
A collaboration with The Jackson Laboratory expands access to leading-edge research capabilities to find new treatments for life-threatening diseases.
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.
July 7, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Sunita Patel, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist in the Population Sciences and Supportive Care Medicine departments at City of Hope, has received a $1.22 million grant from the American Cancer Society to test a new approach toward preventing long-term chemotherapy-related cognitive side effects in childhood cancer survivors from bilingual and Spanish-speaking families.
July 5, 2017 | Michael Easterling
The African bull elephant is the largest mammal on the planet, comprised of trillions of cells that should ostensibly be a breeding ground for cancer. But because of an evolutionary anomaly, elephants don’t get cancer, a fact that fascinates Markus Müschen, M.D., Ph.D.
June 27, 2017 | Samantha Bonar
Bart O. Roep, Ph.D., has dedicated his life to the search for a cure for type 1 diabetes. And he thinks he is on the brink. Roep, an internationally renowned immunologist who joined City of Hope last year from the Netherlands’ Leiden University Medical Center, was recently named the Chan Soon-Shiong Shapiro Distinguished Chair in Diabetes. He believes that this endowment and a $50 million funding project led by the Wanek family will be key in stopping the disease.
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.
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.