Alpha Stem Cell Clinic
The City of Hope Alpha Stem Cell Clinic is a novel program dedicated to the rapid research and development of stem cell-based therapies for cancer, HIV/AIDS, hemophilia and other diseases.
Funded through a five-year, $8 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the City of Hope Alpha Stem Cell Clinic is part of a statewide effort to develop a network of “Alpha Stem Cell Clinics” that can accelerate the development of therapeutic agents that are derived from stem cells. This includes:
- Identifying the most promising cellular therapies and accelerating their path toward human trials
- Building and implementing an infrastructure to support launching and running multiple stem cell clinical trials
- Coordinating patient care with protocol implementation in a way that ensures treatment safety and effectiveness during and after the studies
The City of Hope Alpha Stem Cell Clinic also collaborates with other Alpha Stem Cell Clinics and research partners to expedite stem cell studies by streamlining processes, integrating resources and sharing data. An example of this is City of Hope’s publication in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, which describes how our Alpha Stem Cell Clinic is embedded within our Day Hospital to accelerate stem cell trials by testing therapies in an authentic outpatient setting. A key component of this setting is an innovative nursing concept created at City of Hope – “hybrid nurses,” who are versed in both clinical research and patient care.
For more information about this program, please call at 626-218-8330 or email [email protected].
City of Hope’s Alpha Clinic Plots ‘the Future of Nursing’
November 3, 2017
CIRM Symposium: New Developments in Stem Cell Therapies
March 28, 2017
Happy Birthday, CIRM! 10 years, 10 new stem cell therapies
November 28, 2014