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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Immunologist Bart Roep, Ph.D., Thinks T1D Cure Is in Sight

June 27, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

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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City of Hope Presents Groundbreaking Research 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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Innovations in Bladder Cancer Treatment

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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2017 AACR: City of Hope scientists present new findings

April 1, 2017 | City of Hope

Studies address a variety of challenges in cancer treatment and research.

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Research: Key Mechanism Found for Keeping Prostate Cancer at Bay

March 29, 2017 | Katie Neith

City of Hope scientists believe they have found a key mechanism for potentially keeping prostate cancer at bay, both before and after diagnosis.

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Alpha Clinic Network: Experts Discuss Advancements in Stem Cell Therapies

March 28, 2017 | Michael Easterling

Patients who have benefited from stem cell therapies funded by CIRM were the focus of the second symposium of the Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Network.

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Researchers achieve remission using CAR-T Cell therapy for aggressive brain tumors

February 15, 2017 | Denise Heady

City of Hope case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported treatment with reengineered CAR-T cells dramatically improved quality of life for patient with recurrent glioblastoma.

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City of Hope Hosts Visiting Chinese Physicians

February 3, 2017 | Michael Easterling

As part of its Center for International Medicine (CIM) program, City of Hope recently hosted seven physicians from Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, located the Hubei province of China.

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New Goal for Type 1 Diabetes Cure

January 16, 2017 | Letisia Marquez

A cure for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in six years is the new goal of City of Hope’s Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute. With more than $50 million in private funding, the institute will be able to lead an innovative research effort that seeks to find a cure for T1D.

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The Impact of the TGen Alliance

December 1, 2016 | City of Hope

In this Q and A, Steven T. Rosen, M.D., provost and chief scientific officer for City of Hope, answers questions about the importance of precision medicine in the fight against cancer and how the City of Hope and TGen alliance will advance research and treatment using this approach.

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