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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.
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.
New Immunotherapy Research Presented at ASH
January 9, 2020 | Letisia Marquez
City of Hope physicians and scientists discussed clinical trials that provide the foundation for new treatments for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. They also discussed preclinical studies on a new target for acute myeloid leukemia.
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.
Research Grant Roundup
January 7, 2020 | City of Hope
Selected recent City of Hope grant awardees.
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.
‘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.
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.
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
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.
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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