Breakthroughs Blog

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.

Research Grant Roundup

April 5, 2017 | City of Hope

Review the latest City of Hope grant awardees.

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Meet the Newest City of Hope Researchers

April 5, 2017 | City of Hope

Introducing the newest members of the City of Hope research community.

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Kortylewski Leads Impressive Slate of Grant Awardees

April 2, 2017 | Robin Heffler

Marcin Kortylewski has been conducting investigations at City of Hope since 2005. He seeks to fight cancer by finding ways to enable the immune system to search out and destroy tumor cells.

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New Hire: Anne Reb, Ph.D.

March 25, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Anne Reb, Ph.D., a specialist in symptom management and cancer survivorship, has recently joined Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

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Linda Malkas Appointed to CIRM Board

March 23, 2017 | Michael Easterling

Linda Malkas, Ph.D., deputy director of basic research and the M.T. & B.A. Ahmadinia Professor in Molecular Oncology, has been appointed to the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

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Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., and His Search for a Diabetes Cure

March 17, 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, sees a cure within sight for type 1 diabetes.

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New Study: Breast cancer cloaks itself in brain proteins to invade the brain

February 23, 2017 | Denise Heady

Breast cancer cells act as a wolf in sheep’s clothing, wrapping themselves in reelin — a protein typically found only in the brain — that allows the cells to disguise themselves, avoiding a system in the brain designed to detect enemy cells. From these disguised cells, new deadly brain tumors form.

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New Hire: Markus Müschen, M.D., Ph.D.

February 14, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Markus Müschen has joined City of Hope with the singular goal of wiping out Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), the most common form of cancer in children.

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‘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.

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The Accidental Vaccine Developer

January 10, 2017 | Katie Neith

Recent faculty recruit Javier Gordon Ogembo, Ph.D., applies his knowledge of insects to the goal of eradicating oncogenic viruses.

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