City of Hope Alpha Clinic

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2nd Annual Symposium of the CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Network
"Alpha Clinics: Making the Future a Reality for Stem-Cell Based Therapies"

March 23, 2017
Cooper Auditorium
City of Hope, Duarte, CA
The mission of the City of Hope Alpha Clinic, part of the CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Network, is to accelerate stem cell-based clinical therapies in regenerative medicine, with a goal of transitioning new disease treatments into sustainable patient care programs for the people of California.

Program Overview

City of Hope Alpha Clinic is a novel program dedicated to the rapid research and development of stem cell-based therapies for cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases.

Funded through a five-year, $8 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, City of Hope Alpha Clinic is part of a statewide effort to develop a network of “Alpha 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
City of Hope Alpha Clinic will also collaborate with other Alpha Clinics and research partners to expedite stem cell studies by streamlining processes, integrating resources and sharing data. Additionally, as research evolves and tested therapies are approved, Alpha Clinics may also serve as a hub for delivering stem cell treatments.