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.

Don Diamond, Ph.D., Chair, Dept. of Experimental Therapeutics
City of Hope's novel treatment for triple-negative breast cancer featured in OncoImmunology journal

September 25, 2017 | City of Hope

City of Hope doctors and scientists have published a study in OncoImmunology about a triple-negative breast cancer patient whose disease regressed rapidly when she took part in an experimental treatment that combines a p53 cancer vaccine, which was developed at City of Hope, and a drug that blocks a specific cancer-aiding protein.

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Critical Diabetes Research Resource Granted $10 Million from NIH

September 22, 2017 | Katie Neith

Since 2002, City of Hope has been the coordinating center to support the Integrated Islet Distribution Program that provides for the distribution of human islets for biomedical research to diabetes researchers worldwide.

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Breast Cancer Studies Garner $500,000 in Research Grants

September 19, 2017 | Katie Neith

Two City of Hope physicians have received yearlong grants from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an organization that works to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research.

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Leo Wang awarded grant to help support CAR-T cell therapy research for pediatric brain tumors

September 15, 2017 | Denise Heady

To help further City of Hope’s research in CAR-T therapy, Leo Wang, M.D., Ph.D., a dual-trained pediatric oncologist and scientist, was awarded with a $150,000 Hyundai Young Investigator Grant funded by the Hyundai Hope On Wheels program.

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Flavia Chiuppesi, Ph.D.
Preclinical Vaccine Shows Promise Against Congenital CMV

August 21, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

A group of researchers in City of Hope’s Department of Experimental Therapeutics and Cal Tech may be one step closer to developing the first CMV vaccine for commercial use.

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City of Hope Scientists Receive Helmsley Grant to Support Type 1 Diabetes Work

August 17, 2017 | Katie Neith

City of Hope scientists in the Beckman Research Institute have received over $300,000 from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to support scientific collaborations to fight type 1 diabetes.

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City of Hope Neurosurgeon, Behnam Badie, M.D.
Patient and Pioneer Richard Grady: His Contributions to Advance Our Research in Treating Brain Tumors Is His Lasting Legacy

August 2, 2017 | Behnam Badie, M.D., F.A.C.S.

My life is devoted to finding a cure for brain cancer. Patients come to us seeking miracles, but often what they give us back is invaluable knowledge. Throughout history, patients have helped revolutionize science and medicine. Many patients, like my dad, do not survive. But they leave behind a legacy of knowledge and hope for other patients today, and for future generations. Richard Grady was that kind of patient.

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The Promise of Digital Technology: Cancer Care in the 21st Century

July 26, 2017 | City of Hope

Smartphones and digital technology have become essential tools in our personal and professional lives. So it’s a natural next step that these technologies are being used to improve health care, too.

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