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.

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Biotech for Poets: Simplifying the Complex

July 14, 2017 | Travis Marshall

The idea of enlisting science and technology experts to present talks about their work for layman audiences is something Will Murdoch first encountered as an undergraduate.

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'I Make Weapons': Joseph Gold, Ph.D.

July 13, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Joseph Gold, Ph.D., is chief overseer of a sprawling, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility cranking out mass quantities of carefully engineered stem cells aimed at curing the most dangerous and debilitating diseases of our time.

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Research Grant Roundup

July 10, 2017 | City of Hope

Review the latest City of Hope grant awardees.

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Sunita Patel Leads Impressive Slate of Grant Awardees

July 7, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Sunita Patel, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist in the Population Sciences and Supportive Care Medicine departments at City of Hope, has received a $1.22 million grant from the American Cancer Society to test a new approach toward preventing long-term chemotherapy-related cognitive side effects.

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New Hire: Rick Kittles, Ph.D.

July 6, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Rick Kittles, Ph.D., has joined City of Hope as professor and founding director of the Division of Health Equities within the Department of Population Sciences. Kittles’ research focuses on understanding the complex issues surrounding race, genetic ancestry and disease, particularly health disparities among different ethnicities.

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Linda Malkas: Henrietta Lacks Made My Work Possible

June 30, 2017 | Linda Malkas, Ph.D.

Henrietta Lacks certainly influenced my research, and continues to do so. Her impact is great here at City of Hope, as it is around the world. I’m just one scientist whose work has been made possible by Henrietta. There are many of us who owe her a profound debt of gratitude. Internationally, the number of people who have benefited from what she left behind is impossible to calculate.

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'The Time Is Ripe': Bart Roep, Ph.D., on the Search for a T1D Cure

June 27, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Bart O. Roep, Ph.D., has dedicated his life to the search for a cure for type 1 diabetes. And he thinks he is on the brink. Roep, an internationally renowned immunologist who joined City of Hope last year from the Netherlands’ Leiden University Medical Center, was recently named the Chan Soon-Shiong Shapiro Distinguished Chair in Diabetes. He believes that this endowment and a $50 million funding project led by the Wanek family will be key in stopping the disease.

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New Hire: William Dale, M.D., Ph.D.

June 21, 2017 | Michael Easterling

William Dale, M.D., Ph.D., a clinical professor in the department of supportive care medicine, has devoted his career to the care of older adults with cancer.

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The 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.

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IACA Honors Ravi Salgia at ASCO 2017

June 2, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope’s Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D., whose accomplishments as a medical oncologist and researcher have helped shape modern cancer medicine, was celebrated at ASCO by the Indo-American Cancer Association (IACA) for his contributions to the field.

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