City of Hope Reveals Vision for World-Class Cancer Care in Orange County

June 25, 2019 | City of Hope

City of Hope has accelerated its plans for a $1 billion comprehensive cancer campus in Orange County, bringing highly specialized cancer care, clinical trials, precision medicine and early detection to the nation’s sixth most populous county.

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Landmark human insulin study marks 40-year anniversary

January 29, 2019 | Michael Easterling

In January 1979, the National Academy of Sciences published a paper about an innovative discovery at City of Hope that would forever change how diabetes is treated. Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., and Keiichi Itakura, Ph.D., revolutionized diabetes treatment when they made a novel gene, one that coded for human insulin.

For this diabetes researcher, the mission is personal

December 5, 2018 | City of Hope

Sampath Rangasamy, Ph.D., a researcher at City of Hope affiliate TGen, has spent his whole life researching type 1 diabetes, a personal battle since he himself suffers from the disease.

Cancer and Diabetes: More Connections Than You Think

July 4, 2018 | Abe Rosenberg

Many people struggle with both diabetes and cancer at the same time — none of this is random or coincidental. Rather, it's clear that, from biology to risk factors to treatment options, cancer and diabetes are intimately related in many ways.

Reeling in the Past: Research Gives New Life to Old Model of DNA Looping

November 29, 2017 | Katie Neith

Every so often, as City of Hope’s Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., knows well, “forgotten” work can provide groundbreaking insight for new research years later.

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.

Novel Treatment May Stop Graft-Versus-Host Disease

April 18, 2017 | Katie Neith

An international team of researchers led by City of Hope’s Defu Zeng believe they may have found a way to prevent graft-versus host disease following stem cell transplants without sacrificing the transplants’ ability to fight leukemia and lymphoma.

‘Within My Lifetime’: Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., and His Quest for a Diabetes Cure

February 6, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery and director of the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope, is rounding third in his quest for a cure for type 1 diabetes. Now, thanks to a new $50 million funding program led by the Wanek family, he is only picking up the pace.

‘Hidden History’: Legacy of Diabetes Care at City of Hope

January 25, 2017 | Katie Neith

City of Hope — widely known as a center for cancer care and research — is also the home of one of the most influential diabetes research programs in the world.