July 29, 2019 | Letisia Marquez
City of Hope has been named the best cancer hospital in the West by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospitals: Specialty Ranking. This marks the 13th consecutive year it has been distinguished as one of the nation’s elite cancer hospitals.
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.