Within our grasp: Diabetes research at City of Hope
November 1, 2019 | By Wayne Lewis
For nearly 50 years, scientists who have made major advances in the understanding and treatment of diabetes have called City of Hope home. Building on past milestones, as well as the institution’s acute understanding of the role of the immune system in cancer, investigators work on an integrated approach to type 1 diabetes with the support of The Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes.
The National Cancer Institute awarded a grant to City of Hope with the goal of sparking passion for science among underrepresented minority youth in neighboring communities. YES2SUCCESS comprises a pipeline of outreach activities and hands-on participation in research from sixth grade through the un
Two beginning faculty at City of Hope are getting a boost for their innovative pilot studies: one will look into improving post-treatment imaging for lung cancer patients, while the other will explore new ways to approach chemotherapy-resistant pancreatic cancer.
As fire season is underway, it is especially important for patients already fighting disease and with compromised immune systems to protect themselves from the harm and toxins that wildfire smoke contains.
The family of SNARE proteins are an essential part of the body’s complex transport system, helping to regulate diverse biological processes. Thurmond investigates the role that certain members of that family play in metabolism — research that has the potential to result in new therapies for type 1 d
Say the words “brain tumor” and most people will likely think of cancer.
But there’s reason for optimism - recent advances in screening and treatment, such as CAR T cell therapy, mean patient outcomes and quality of life are continuing to improve.
In the past seven years at City of Hope, I’ve had the privilege of providing care for many patients with cancer. Quite simply, they are the real superhumans. Please allow me to offer four examples for your consideration, from my personal insight.
January 13, 2016 | by
Vijay Trisal, M.D., F.A.C.S.
We have made tangible advances in technology and have a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of the drivers of cancer. This has advanced our ability to interrupt the growth of cancer. However, we need to take a step back and seriously examine the social and psychological harm that the di