Islet Cell Transplantation

City of Hope's Islet Cell Transplantation Program aims to address islet transplantation challenges and spark advancements by conducting novel research and sharing its unique findings, resources and expertise with the scientific community.

The program's goals include:

  • Establishing and improving the safety of islet cell transplantation as a treatment for type 1 diabetes with a large base of data.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of islet cell transplantation as a treatment and possible cure for type 1 diabetes.
  • Establishing islet cell transplantation as a superior and more viable treatment option for type 1 diabetes patients.
  • Facilitating islet cell-related research in the public interest.

Contact the Islet Cell Transplantation Program

If you have questions about islet transplantation or your eligibility for a clinical trial, contact the ICT study coordinator via our toll-free line at 866-44-ISLET (47538), or send an e-mail to [email protected].

We also welcome opportunities with scientists interested in collaborating with our ongoing islet cell research. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

Scientists conducting islet research can apply to receive islets through the website of the National Institutes of Health-funded Integrated Islet Distribution Program (IIDP).