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City of Hope Receives $32M Grant for Novel Therapies

City of Hope researchers were recently awarded a $32.3 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to support three novel Phase 1 clinical trials. These trials are pursuing innovative cell and gene therapies for patients with HIV, acute myeloid leukemia and severe aplastic anemia.

Notably, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope received two-thirds of the $50 million in the latest round of CIRM awards, making it the recipient of the highest amount awarded.

“These CIRM awards are a testament to City of Hope’s commitment to the advancement of gene therapies for the treatment of human diseases,” said John D. Carpten, Ph.D., City of Hope’s chief scientific officer, Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair and Morgan & Helen Chu Director’s Chair of the Beckman Research Institute. “Through our tireless pursuit of best-in-class research and innovation, we believe our work at City of Hope will benefit patients living with HIV or impacted by cancer, and we thank CIRM for its support to help make this a reality.”

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