Department of Diabetes & Cancer Discovery Science

The Department of Diabetes & Cancer Discovery Science (DDCDS) within the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope provides leading-edge research to support advances in diabetes, metabolism and oncology research.

Chaired by Joyce Niland, Ph.D., holder of the Edward and Estelle Alexander Chair in Information Sciences, DDCDS engages local, national and international scientific collaborators — enhancing insights and exploration with new shared resources, analytics and techniques for data-mining and knowledge-discovery. The central focus is to drive new hypotheses and research questions involving the analysis of large, integrated datasets from the lab and the clinic.
With an international reputation for excellence in turning raw data into new knowledge and coordinating major scientific projects, Niland’s teams have achieved 20 years of continuous funding from grantors including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), garnering more than $90 million in support to date.

Current National and International Collaborations