A Quarterly Publication of City of Hope | Volume 18 Number 3 | Summer 2007

EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

$5 Million gift from renowned former City of Hope scientist funds new academic center

New center deemed a lifeline for patients needing blood products

A $5 million gift from Orly and Shmuel Cabilly, Ph.D., will support the new Cabilly-Riggs Academic Center, centralizing City of Hope’s Graduate School of Biological Sciences. The center will include teaching laboratories, classrooms and administrative offices, as well as a 150-seat auditorium for scientific seminars for students, faculty and outside scientists.

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Generosity of health-care industry leader benefits City of Hope graduate school students

Walk for Hope takes crucial fight against breast cancer to the nation’s streets

A $1 million gift from the private foundation of Norman and Melinda Payson will support City of Hope’s Graduate School of Biological Sciences.

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FIRST PERSON: PATIENT PROFILE

FIRST PERSON: PATIENT PROFILE

Concetta Nocera

I can’t tell you how many times I heard friends and family tell me that being tired was a normal part of pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my son, Dominic, I knew my fatigue was not typical. I’d had a child before, and my experience wasn’t anything like this. I had infections, and I was worn down. I finally told my husband that I thought I was dying.

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Executive Announcements

City of Hope board of directors welcomes three new members Communications industry veteran Eddy W. Hartenstein, financial executive Michael E. Keane and health-care executive Kathleen McNamara, R.N., B.S.N., P.H.N., have been appointed to City of Hope’s board of directors.

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Under new leadership
Richard Jove, Ph.D., a nationally recognized cancer researcher, has been named director of City of Hope’s Beckman research institute.

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Research & Treatment

Stem cells may help type 1 diabetes patients start over

A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes comes with a lifelong burden of new responsibilities: regular monitoring of blood sugar levels, careful adherence to strict diet and exercise regimens, and daily insulin injections.

Pushing cancer’s self destruct button

The drive to survive runs strong in humanity and, despite illness, the body clings tightly and almost defiantly to life until the final breath. Within the body, though, different rules apply.

Energy to burn: Potential solutions to weighty problem

Eating super-sized, fast-food meals every day sounds like a recipe for immediate obesity, but not for everyone.

Lifting the age barrier on a potentially lifesaving treatment

Hearing a diagnosis of cancer is tough enough without also finding out that you are too old for a treatment that might save your life.

GIFT PLANNING

Creative thinker sets her sights on improving health

“Happiness is not so much in having, as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give,” according to the philosopher Norman MacEwan. In addition to cultivating a deep sense of personal fulfillment, City of Hope supporters touch countless lives through their unwavering generosity.

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Recent Grants

W.M. Keck foundation furthers collaborative lymphoma study

City of Hope researchers and colleagues from the California institute of Technology (Caltech) received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to continue a collaborative study investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying lymphoma.

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Grants at a glance

City of Hope is a nationally recognized leader in biomedical research. The institution ranked in the top 5 percent among independent research institutes in total grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health in 2007. Following is a roundup of some notable grants recently awarded.

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