About City of Hope
90 Years of Innovation and Hope
For 90 years, City of Hope’s medical discoveries have brought hope
and healing to people everywhere. Many of the procedures used in medical
centers throughout the world such as bone marrow transplantation were
pioneered at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive
Cancer Center. Recent advances in genetic research and molecular medicine,
combined with state-of-the-art facilities and an environment that nurtures
the best and brightest thinkers, foretell an even more promising future.
The philanthropic spirit of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers nationwide
provides the support that enables our doctors and researchers to continue
their lifesaving work. Our goal for the 21st century is nothing less than
to win the fight against cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and the many other
serious diseases that continue to devastate lives all around the world.
And with your support, we will meet the goal.
Compassion was the driving force that led to the founding
of City of Hope in 1913. That spirit lives on at City of Hope National
Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute, which today provides
help to millions of people who are battling life-threatening diseases.
Located just northeast of Los Angeles in Duarte, California, City of Hope
is a most unusual and remarkable place—where compassion and leading-edge
care go hand-in-hand. Here, some of the world’s most knowledgeable
physicians, researchers, scientists and health care professionals join
forces to treat—and to one day cure—cancers and other life-threatening
diseases. These distinguished experts provide state-of-the-art patient
care and also conduct leading-edge research. City of Hope is one of just
a handul of Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States as designated
by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and a founding member of the National
Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). It is here at City of Hope that
more than 300 physicians and scientists and over 2,500 employees work
to find the causes of and cures for cancer and other life-threatening
diseases, including diabetes and HIV/AIDS. City of Hope, located on over
112 beautifully landscaped acres, has 165 licensed beds, 39 of which are
devoted to bone marrow transplantation patients.More than 290,000 volunteers
and donors worldwide support City of Hope and make it possible to continue
the lifesaving work done here. In fact, one out of every $5 of City of
Hope’s operating budget comes from private philanthropic support.
With 88 cents of every dollar going to patient care, research and related
capital expenditures, City of Hope ranks consistently high on lists compiled
by independent charity watchdog organizations.