Landmark human insulin study marks 40-year anniversary

January 29, 2019 | Michael Easterling

In January 1979, the National Academy of Sciences published a paper about an innovative discovery at City of Hope that would forever change how diabetes is treated. Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., and Keiichi Itakura, Ph.D., revolutionized diabetes treatment when they made a novel gene, one that coded for human insulin.

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Study by diabetes expert describes promising type 1 treatments

February 14, 2019 | Katie Neith

A paper co-authored by Bart Roep, Ph.D., Chan Soon-Shiong Shapiro Distinguished Chair in Diabetes and the founding chair of the Department of Diabetes Immunology at City of Hope, published in Nature explores new ways of replacing beta cells after too many of them have been killed by the immune system.

Vanessa Jonsson, Ph.D.: An engineer tackles CAR T cell therapy

February 13, 2019 | City of Hope

Vanessa Jonsson, Ph.D., focuses on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. Using such tools as computational analysis and mathematical modeling, she examines the complex interactions between the tumor, the patient’s immune system and the therapy to learn how the tumor evades the immune response.

The science of second opinions: Advice from a surgeon

February 13, 2019 | City of Hope

Diagnostic errors are far from uncommon. In fact, one recent study found that they affect about 12 million people, or 1 in 20 patients, in the U.S. each year. Clayton Lau, M.D., explains the difference that second opinions can make in getting proper cancer diagnosis and care.

City of Hope doctor co-edits annual report highlighting cancer breakthroughs

January 31, 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.

Landmark human insulin study marks 40-year anniversary

January 29, 2019 | Michael Easterling

In January 1979, the National Academy of Sciences published a paper about an innovative discovery at City of Hope that would forever change how diabetes is treated. Arthur Riggs, Ph.D., and Keiichi Itakura, Ph.D., revolutionized diabetes treatment when they made a novel gene, one that coded for human insulin.

Air pollution and cancer: Exploring the link

January 18, 2019 | City of Hope

Dealing with air pollution is a fact of life in many California cities. Learn how it impacts your health and what you can do about it.

Study: Death rate from cancer drops 27 percent over last 25 years

January 14, 2019 | Samantha Bonar

The overall cancer death rate has dropped by 27 percent over the last 25 years, according to data released last week by the American Cancer Society. City of Hope's James Lacey, Ph.D., M.P.H., breaks down the results.

Welcome to the Robotic Surgery Revolution

January 11, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

In the three decades since robots first entered the operating room, these increasingly sophisticated machines have helped surgeons perform more than a million procedures, all over the human body.

Clinical research nurses: ‘Shepherds’ of the CAR T program

January 9, 2019 | Abe Rosenberg

What's it like to work at the center of a true medical and scientific revolution? It's emotional, often overwhelming. But it’s also a place to witness miracles. Such is the life of the clinical research nurses who staff City of Hope's CAR T cell program.

CAR T for CNS lymphoma: Early research shows promise

December 12, 2018 | Cara Martinez

Xiuli Wang, Ph.D., research professor at City of Hope, presented encouraging research on using CAR T cell therapy for central nervous system lymphoma at this year's American Society of Hematology conference.