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City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

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Can terrestrial microbes survive in outer space? City of Hope and NASA team up to find out

January 9, 2020 | Maxine Nunes

Can terrestrial microbes survive in outer space — and if so, how do they do it? These are some of the questions that researchers at City of Hope, working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, set out to answer. Their discoveries are shedding new light on a range of subjects from human health to the origins of life on Earth.

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Ancient Genes May Lead to New Therapies for Diabetes

January 7, 2020 | Wayne Lewis

Debbie Thurmond, Ph.D., studies proteins that have a long biological history. 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 diabetes.

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Research Grant Roundup

January 7, 2020 | City of Hope

Selected recent City of Hope grant awardees.

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Leading City of Hope hematologists appointed to new positions

June 21, 2019 | Letisia Marquez

Two breakthrough technologies — stem cell transplants and CAR T cell therapy — can work together to help more leukemia patients than ever before, including many who have exhausted all other options.

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

April 26, 2019 | 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.

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Stephen Forman, M.D., Twice Honored for Blood Cancer Contributions

March 3, 2019 | Letisia Marquez

Stephen J. Forman, M.D., will receive the 2019 DKMS Mechtild Harf Science Award and recently delivered the E. Donnall Thomas Lecture in Houston.

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Debbie Thurmond, Ph.D., honored for 'outstanding diabetes research'

February 26, 2019 | Michael Easterling

Debbie Thurmond, Ph.D., delivers and accepts the John K. and Mary E. Davidson Lectureship and Award for Outstanding Diabetes Research

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Dr. Sumanta Pal Co-edits ASCO’s annual progress against cancer report

February 20, 2019 | Michael Easterling

Sumanta K. Pal, M.D., was selected to serve as one of three editors of this year’s Clinical Cancer Advances, an annual report on the progress against cancer distributed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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The Remarkable Career of Arti Hurria, M.D.

November 7, 2018 | Michael Easterling

Arti Hurria, M.D., was recently named The George Tsai Family Chair in Geriatric Oncology. The occasion was Hurria’s chance to tell her personal story and to share her vision for the future of geriatric oncology.

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