Founded In 1913, City Of Hope Is A National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center And A Founding Member Of The National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Making It A National Leader In Advancing Research And Treatment Protocols. City Of Hope Has Been Ranked Among The Nation’s “Best Hospitals” In Cancer By US News & World ReportFor Over A Decade.
City of Hope is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Our mission is to transform the future of health care by turning science into a practical benefit, hope into reality. We accomplish this by providing outstanding care, conducting innovative research and offering vital education programs focused on eliminating these diseases.
The City of Hope community includes research associates, scientists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, graduate students, fundraising specialists, marketing professionals, volunteers and an extensive support staff. We are united by our desire to find cures, save lives and transform the future of health. Every discovery we make and every new treatment we create gives people the chance to live longer, better and more fully.
A Comprehensive Cancer Center
By combining leading-edge science with true compassion and personalized treatment for each and every patient, scientists at City of Hope have a single, shared goal:to eliminate cancer.
Every patient who comes through our doors benefits from that goal. And the discoveries and innovations we put to work for them often end up benefiting people the entire world over.
Outsmarting cancer requires a team of smart people. Recognizing our team’s accomplishments in cancer research, treatment, patient care, education and prevention, the National Cancer Institute has designated City of Hope as a comprehensive cancer center. That is an honor reserved for only 50 institutions nationwide.
To retain that designation, City of Hope has to hold itself to the highest possible standards. But what matters most is how those standards translate into the best possible care for patients.
Cancer Center Research Programs
Our multidisciplinary research programs are led by some of the world’s most expert cancer scientists and clinicians. Through constant collaboration and interaction between all programs, they maximize the benefits they’re able to deliver.
The result? New treatments capable of improving outcomes for patients here, across the U.S. and around the world.
How does that synergy work?
- Basic Science: Laboratory studies in our Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer Program enlarges our body of knowledge about how cancer works, knowledge that can be applied in Translational Studies.
- Translational Studies: Using the information uncovered in the Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer Program, scientists set about designing new cancer treatments that can then be tested in our many Clinical Trials.
- Clinical Trials: Conducted in the Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Program, the Cancer Immunotherapeutics Program and the Hematologic Malignancies Program, trials test the safety and success of new cancer therapies for patients.
- Prevention and Control: Beyond treating cancer, scientists in our Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program study its causes and ways to prevent it, detect it earlier, improve tolerance of treatment, and manage symptoms and the quality of life for patients during and after treatment.
Aired October 18, 2020: Lisa Foxx talks to City of Hope Breast Cancer Oncologist Dr. Joanne Mortimer about the legacy of the life saving work done at City of Hope since the early 1900's - from their Women's Cancers Program, Women's Center, their top notch research programs, clinical trials and so much more. We also discussed their annual Walk for Hope that went virtual this year, and how important the millions raised over the years has helped save lives.