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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'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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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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Live from ASCO: The Immunotherapy Revolution

June 4, 2017 | Cary A. Presant, M.D.

At ASCO 2017 in Chicago, we’ve been hearing about promising new clinical trials that have shown that immunotherapy can control some of the most resistant cancers.

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City of Hope at ASCO 2017

June 2, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

City of Hope physicians and researchers are headed to Chicago to present groundbreaking research on blood stem cell transplants for HIV patients, immunotherapies, unique treatment options for older adults battling breast cancer and other topics during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) 2017 Annual Meeting June 2 to 6.

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A Culture of Innovation: Breakthroughs in Bladder Cancer

May 16, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Bladder cancer is a stubborn disease. But the City of Hope surgeons and scientists working to eradicate bladder cancer are equally stubborn.

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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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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 Advancements Made in the Search for a CMV Vaccine

March 3, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

About one out of every 150 babies are born with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), and for the past several years, a team led by City of Hope's Flavia Chiuppesi and Felix Wussow have been working to find a vaccine for the virus.

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Peter P. Lee, M.D. On His Multidisciplinary Approach to Cancer Research

February 8, 2017 | Abe Rosenberg

Peter Lee is leading a multidisciplinary team seeking to learn how breast tumors and their microenvironment affect the immune system.

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The Future of Diabetes Research and Treatment

January 16, 2017 | Katie Neith

At City of Hope, scientists are using a transformative gift to speed type 1 diabetes therapies to patients.

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